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I read this post the other day and it really just touched my heart. There is a reason that we love the China adoption yahoo groups and there is a reason that we love to follow along with our friends blogs and make so many new friends along the way. Connection. Some people are fortunate to have neighbors or family who have adopted from the same country as you have, but many do not. Who else understands better than other parents that are in the same situation as you? Remember when you started the adoption process and tried sharing the excitement or the frustrations with people you are closest to? As well meaning as these people may be...they kind of give you a look like you are a bit crazy. So we connect and we make friends with other adoptive parents and we are blessed by these friendships...oh, how we are blessed!
The same holds true for our children who were born in a country so far away and are now with their forever families. Our children share a very special connection. When we left China after both of our adoption trips, I felt a sense of sadness and I have heard many people speak of this same feeling. There is such excitement with bringing your child home and the anticipation of the wonderful future they will now have, but there is a sense of sadness in taking them from their birth country....losing a bit of their connection.
Now they are blessed with new connections, but I know most of us want to assure they still have the important connections with their China brothers and sisters.
Ronda's Ella is such a sweet little girl and I am sure her heart would be so happy to hear from some of her China brothers and sisters living here in the U.S. or any other countries!!
I am going to send a little something to her from my Ella and Sophie and I would love for others to join me. You can send a card or a picture your child has made or a children's book....anything you would like to send. I think it would be so nice if we could include a photo of our children and where they were born and where they live now.
Let's shower her with some fun mail and love from her friends!!!
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org for her address.
Monday, September 22, 2008
posted at 8:27 PM