You see...this year, Chinese New Year is earlier than it has been or will be in years. Usually, it falls in February. But this time it fell late January, which means falls during the vacation from school that Chinese children get for the month of January.
Because of this, all Ping-Ping's friends have existed in a state of freedom unknown to anyone except school children during relatively short vacations. No adult ever has this kind of pure free time. On longer summer type vacations, some children have camps or work or something. But now...all these children have had pure freedom with nothing particular they have to do.
Ping-Ping could not have come at a better time.
It would have been so different had her friends been in school. I am so grateful both that she insisted on this year, while they were still together at the middle school, and that Chinese New Year just so happened to cooperate.
All things work together for good for those who love God.