Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Care Package for Noelle

This is something we have been wanting to do ever since we received that surprising and wonderful phone call on December 7th..."We have a little girl for you!" But our agency explained that until it was official from China that Lu Jia Zhen would be ours - until we received that Referral Approval (RA) - we would have to wait. So, since our RA came on January 25, I have been working on writing a letter, finding someone to translate it into Mandarin, tracking down the orphanage address, shopping for the perfect snuggly blanket, etc.

Well, you can see above that we found an adorable and incredibly soft and warm 'froggy' blanket and cute little stuffed green frog. Eric and I have been snuggling up to Noelle's blankey for the past several nights (though I'd rather be snuggling HER) so our scent will be on it when she holds it. Maybe this will make us more familier to her when we hold her in our arms for the first time. We are also printing out some photos of us and our home so she will recognize our faces when we introduce ourselves as Mama and Daddy.

I'd like to have everything finished this evening. We'll see. I have a couple other details to finish before we can pack it all up. My biggest concern right now is that the mail may not be running in China with the ravaging storms. And then you've got the Chinese New Year holiday as well. If you think of it, please pray that Noelle gets our package before we travel to China. It would mean so much.

1 comment:

Redmom2005 said...

Hi, Jennifer! What a GREAT looking care package for Noelle! I hope the weather doesn't prevent her from receiving it in a timely manner (before you travel)! Best wishes for a wonderful trip...I'll be following along! Can't wait for the day that we can travel to bring our precious Ashley home!

Erin DeNicolo
adoptedfromhefei Group