Thursday, November 20, 2008

Care Package

Today we sent a care package to Juliana. Some sleepers, a blanket, rattles, and candy for the nannies. We also included a disposable camera which we hope will be used to capture pictures of her surroundings at the orphanage. We most likely will not travel to the orphanage, so this is our chance to see what her life was like there. We also put in a photo book with pictures of us. Dh took the time to print out the Chinese characters for Mom, Dad, sister, and family so I could label the pictures. As I was at the Post Office thinking about the sturdiness of a box that has to make it half way around the globe, it hit me how far away she is right now.

Please pray our travel approval comes quickly. I know there are so many important requests for prayer. I feel silly praying for something as inconsequential as travel dates. However, I am ready to hold this child and I really want to be home for Christmas with ALL my girls!


I hold you in my heart and touch you in my dreams.
You are here each day with me, at least that's how it seems.
I know you wonder where we are... what's taking us so long.
But remember child, I love you so and God will keep you strong.
Now go outside and feel the breeze and let it touch your skin...
Because tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.
May God hold you in His hand until I can be with you.
I promise you, my darling, I'm doing all that I can do.
Very soon, you'll have a family for real, not just pretend.
But for tonight, just as always, I blow you kisses in the wind.
May God wrap you in His arms and hold you very tight.
And let the angels bring the kisses that I send to you each night.---Unknown


Unknown said...

I am so excited for you! Prayers continuing to come your way!

Kim H. said...

okay dangit, where was that tissue warning?.....

Laura said...

Prayers for you and your family!!!
Excitment too!

Herd Momma said...

Oh Sweetie, We are praying for something way bigger than travel plans. We are praying for a family united very soon.
Prayers going up!

Shannon said...

Hello! I just found your blog and am enjoying reading about your journey. Congrats on your sweet little boy!
We were recently referred a beautiful 10 1/2 month old little girl from Qianjiang SWI which is the same orphanage as your daughter. I am in the process of trying to prepare a care package to send and am having trouble verifing the correct address. If you have time could you let me know what address you used for the orphanage and how you sent it? My email adress is If you want to check out our blog (which isn't near as interesting as yours) its
Thanks in advance for your time!
Shannon Tarico