Wednesday, September 06, 2006

August's Amazing Secret Pal Gift!

What a wonderful treat to come home to! After a long day at the office it was exciting to see August's 'March DTC Secret Pal' gift peaking up behind the screen door last Friday! August was animal month. Do you wonder what delightful little creatures were waiting for Hannah and I in that package? Look....amazing!

Secret Pal, thank you SO MUCH for August's gifts! Every month I open your packages and oooo and ahhh over the thoughtful gifts you send!

This month she outdid herself once again! There was a beautiful card with roses
on it. On it was written a note of encouragement about the wait. With the long
wait ahead it was really appreciated!

Next was a fun wooden puppy puzzle. Hannah's first puzzle and oh so cute! A terry cloth pink piggy was an extra special touch that my secret pal knew nothing about. I've often heard how the babies are given terry clothes in the orphanages so I've been looking for a little terry cloth animal for months and months! Thank you secret pal!

Mommy is never forgotten in the gifts either. This month included a fun magnet which reads, 'A Mother's Love Never Stops Growing.' Also, sticky notes in the shape of the letter 'C'.

Now, I've saved my favourite 2 gifts for last! My SP is so creative!!! Using our March DTC logo and flags from Canada and China in the shape of music notes (I told you she was wonderfully creative!), she made a beautiful CD with 21 beautiful songs on it! I took it to work with me today and every time a new
piece started I thought, 'I love this song.' Hmmm...not sure how much work was lost to my dreaming of Hannah. Oh well...that's nothing new! ;o)

Lastly there is an wonderful, cuddly, soft white bear sporting a red bow with white polka dots! Around his neck there is a blessing which reads:

May your life be filled with blessings,
Like the sun that lights the sky.
And may you always have the courage,
To spread your wings and fly!

*sniff! ~ anyone have a tissue?*

And as all of this isn't enough, dear Teddy is sporting a red ribbon bracelet with a ladybug charm just like the bracelet I wear every single day!!!

Secret Pal...THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to find out who you are
so that I can truly express how much your gifts mean each month. You put so
much love and care into each and every one of them!!!

PS - You don't know how hard it was not to remove Teddy's blessing and bracelet
last night and cuddle with him all night long! I used restraint and didn't take him to bed but each day he will sit on my bed, waiting for his rightful owner to wing her way over from China! Until then, I'll dream of my precious baby girl as I hold her Teddy close!


  1. Ok...I'm crying again!

    It's been one of those days for me and reading about your secret pals gifts to you brought it all out!

    How thoughtful!!

    Sure makes me wish I was a better secret pal!

  2. What a thoughtful pal you have. It was a treat just to look at the wonderful gifts she sent!

  3. Lucky I had tissues handy. Wow this is a beautiful package. All of us are so blessed through out this journey we are making the most meaningful friendships through our blogging, DTC groups and groups.

  4. Wow, you and Hannah really hit the jackpot with your secret pal...I'm sure she appreciates all your enthusiasm and gratitude too!

  5. WOW! You do have an amazing secret pal! So THOUGHTFUL! I have to say that that kind of little wooden puzzle has been an absolute favourite in my house for every one of my kids. They all loved them, and it teaches them great hand-eye coordination at a young age. Loved the bear with a bracelet like yours. Incredible! Good job, secret pal!

  6. So beautiful!!! I am in awe of all that this adoption process brings about in terms of support and strength. We are so lucky!


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