Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sweet Kisses for Hannah

I am amazingly blessed to have family and friends surrounding and supporting me throughout my adoption of Hannah! I can honestly say that not a day goes by without someone telling me that they're praying for us or, asking how the adoption is going and truly caring about the answer. Some people choose not to share there adoption journey with others but I'm am so thankful that I have shared this and for the amazing support and love that is showered on me daily. I've teased that if you stop at a red light beside me, before it turns green you'll know that I'm adopting! :o)

Today was one of those days when I was thankful that I had shared my news with those around me. Through my friend Norma, I have gotten to know a wonderful gal who owns the Tim Horton's behind our building. You know from my history that I go there occasionally all the time! The girls behind the counter ask for an update often and another huge supporter is Ann, the owner. In fact, Ann had the amazing priviledge of touring China last month and she said that during her time there she thought of Hannah.

Today Ann did something that blessed my heart. It was a little action but brought tears to my eyes. Next week is 'Send a Kid to Camp' week and one of the fundraisers that is already in progress is that people can donate a loonie and put their name on a paper tent. I filled out my tent a couple of days ago and signed it 'Hannah's Mommy.' This morning when I was ordering my coffee one of the gals said, I put your tent in the doorway so that you could easily find it. How sweet! There are hundreds of tents decorating the store but this gal took the time to remember where she put mine and tell me about it when I came in. After picking up my coffee I went over towards the doorway to see Hannah's tent and there it was. Ann noticed me and asked which tent was mine and I pointed to it. She quickly realized which one it was and she called out to me, 'Sweet kisses for Hannah!' and kissed her hand and touched the tent not just once, but twice. It was a loving gesture in the midst of their coffee break rush that took seconds but, has come to mind over and over today and caused me to smile each and every time. My daughter is already loved....and I am so blessed by those who love and care about her.

Ann, thank you. Thank you for caring; for asking how it's going and supporting me during the wait. You and the great gals who work in your store are an important part of my journey to Hannah and I cannot wait to bring her in and introduce her to you! When she's ready, you can plant those sweet kisses on her cheek!

51 comments:

  1. i had tears in my eyes reading that story! what caring timmie's employee's!!

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  2. What a very sweet thing to do. It's amazing how many people are waiting to see you bring home your little girl.

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  3. It is amazing how a seeming small act of love and kindness by another can mean so very much. That would have made my day...
    peace
    fm

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  4. Oh, so it's not just all about the coffee!

    I'm glad you have so many friends supporting you and already loving Hannah. How awesome for her to read about and hear about how much she was loved and anticipated long before she was even born. What a blessing!

    k

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  5. Aren't people amazing sometimes?

    A gal working in my local Chinese carry-out restaurant noticed my Chinese 'love' necklace years ago. I told her what it was about. Every single time I have been in there since she always says: 'Baby yet?' I'll say 'not yet' and she will yell to the back.'She is STILL waiting' She is so excited for me to bring my kiddo in.

    I just love that so many really seem to care about when this happens for us.

    I love your story of another wonderful, supportive person out there.

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  6. That is so lovely. It is wonderful the support and love displayed by so many for our little ones.

    Keep smilin

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  7. sniff that is so sweet. You are truly blessed.

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  8. GThat is soo sweet! The ladies at my bank are like that for me. It's nice to have positive people helping us along while we wait.

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  9. Just goes to show that such a small act of kindness can go a long way in making someone's day!

    So glad you have such wonderful support!

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. This goes to show you there are still plenty of good people on this earth. What a great story!

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  11. Very very very sweet and thoughtful of her!!!

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  12. that is such a cool story. How sweet to see your Hannah's Mommy tent in your favorite coffee shoppe. :0)

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  13. Another example of what happens when you give out good and how's it returned t you. You are always so supportive of everyone and You are reaping what you sew... always makes me happy to see how many great people there are in the world...Linda

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  14. So sweet but then again they did it for a very sweet person!

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  15. How very sweet of them. It doesn't surprise me though. You are a very sweet person and you share it so easily. Remember that old saying?? What goes around comes around. I love seeing the good that comes around.

    Happy Birthday!! This IS your year!!

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  16. That is very sweet! It sure helps during this difficult wait.

    Happy belated birthday! I hope you did something fun and exciting for yourself.

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  17. A little birdie told me it was your birthday. I hope it's a happy one!

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  18. have a wonderful birthday today catherine!!!!

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  19. You are truly blessed and so is little Hannah. There is no doubt that she will be a very loved little girl!

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  20. What a wonderful story. How nice to know that little Hannah is already so loved and welcomed.

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  21. That's so sweet!

    Happy birthday girl!!!

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  22. Catherine,

    i just love this story! You have made my day.

    Lea
    xo

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  23. Very sweet.

    I see your pretty face all over blogword today...Happy Birthday!

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  24. You are one popular lady!!! I've been to three different blogs - all different photos of
    THE BIRTHDAY GIRL!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!

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  25. Happy Birthday to One great Lady... You can never hide it with all your friends in blogland. Hope your birthday year brings you sweet surprises... Linda

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  26. "We can do no great things, only small things with great love"- Mother Teresa, one of my favorite quotes.

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!!!

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  27. How sweet!
    Happy Birthday Catherine.
    Hugs from Liz and Ava!

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  28. Those Timmy People Have heart!!!

    Oh and by the way HAPPY HAPPY Birthday!!!!

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  29. Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope you are having a wonderful day :)

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  30. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great one.

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  31. That was a very sweet gesture! Sounds like you have some great supporters around you.

    Smiles! :o)
    Nikki

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  32. Oh I almost forgot ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU LOVELY LASS!!!

    Hope your day was great!

    Smiles! :o)
    Nikki

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  33. Okay..so "technically" it is no longer our birthday there in Ontario...but it's still 10:30pm here so I'm not too late!!! lol ;)

    I really really hope you had a great day!!! I love you and am so thankful to God for our friendship!! :)

    Happy Birthday sweet friend!!! :)

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  34. So Sweet!

    Happy Birthday wishes to you - any celebration plans?

    Alyson LID 01/27/06

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  35. Beautiful beyond word..

    Happy birthday fellow Canuck. ;)

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  36. A beautiful act of kindness.
    You're right - Hannah is loved by so many already....as you are too my friend.
    Hugs,
    Joy

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