Tuesday, July 14, 2009

June Gift Swap

While we were waiting for Lindy, I got involved with a couple of Yahoo groups for other waiting families. That was kind of before the blog revolution and the onslaught of all the new social networking tools. Through those groups, I made some sweet friends and developed a wonderful support system. We even had secret pals which was so much fun!

Since our switch over to the Taiwan program, I've felt a little bit like a fish out of water. Recently, I got plugged in with a great group and am learning a lot of helpful information about the process of adopting from Taiwan.

Some of the waiting mommies decided to put together a secret pal gift swap and I didn't need anyone to twist my arm to join. I love to give. I love to receive and I figured it might help me remember this WILL happen.

The theme for June was bedtime. Mei mei got a darling footed sleeper and pink sleepsack. Mei mei wasn't the only recipient, though! I got a beautiful red thread bracelet. I wore a red thread bracelet that Don made me until the day I held Lindy for the first time. I haven't worn one this time and I'm not sure why. Now I will, thanks to Michelle's generosity and thoughtfulness.

For those of you new to my blog or unfamiliar with what I'm talking about, here is the legend of the red thread:

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."

I know that each passing day the "thread" to this baby is getting shorter and my desire for her is getting stronger. One day...


The West's said...

I knew about the red thread because of Grace Lin.

Glad to see an update (even if there's not really an update)!

kara said...

wow lisa way to make me cry! love the red thread idea :) cant wait to meet mei mei!!

Jaime said...

So sweet...what a wonderful swap. It is growing closer with each day that goes by.

Love you,

Jenn said...

Closer and closer to sweet mei mei! :)


Linette said...

Wow..where have I been?! I had no idea you guys were adopting from Taiwan. That IS exciting Lisa. :) Can't wait to see how God works out all the details for you! And of course...to see little mei mei!!!