Saturday, October 1, 2011

Suckers, Socks, & Underwear...Happy Birthday Emma!

Emma will be 1 next Wednesday, 10/5! We initially wanted to send her a birthday cake to celebrate; however, given that we now know she is in foster care, we realize that will not be possible.  The foster village is 1.5 hours outside of town and the orphanage doesn't forward items on to the foster families very often (if ever).

So in lieu of that, we are sending the below care package to the orphanage. We wanted a way to recognize Chun Xiao's birthday without leaving any children at the orphanage out. It is 350 suckers, one for every child (excluding the babies), 100 pairs of socks & underwear (for the babies & kiddos who can't have suckers!).

What an awesome birthday party for the orphanage, suckers and underwear!! :-)

We also sent a letter and a camera. In the letter, we practically begged them to send the camera on to the foster family.  No harm in trying, right?

The package should arrive at the orphanage on Tuesday or Wednesday!


Martha said...

Wow! That is a lot of many little feet will be warm and toasty :) I know how hard it is to miss her birthday, we sent in LOI on Frances' birthday. Next year both of our girls will be celebrating their birthdays with their families!!

Laurelle said...

Happy Birthday, Emma! All digits crossed that your great parents get that LOA very soon. That would be the best birthday present of all. Our Linden turns one on December 1 but it's highly doubtful we'll be there with him to celebrate so might take a page from your book and send a billion socks instead :)

Mary said...

What a wonderful gift for the orphanage!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!!!!!!!!

a blog full of weldons. said...

your care packages are amazing!!! what a blessing! i'll be praying that camera somehow makes it to your gal's foster family!!
happy early birthday to your sweet one! what a bitter sweet day. i'm sure your heart is breaking to not have her in your arms. i know the feeling well. praying the LOA flys in soon...and you find peace as you are waiting!

thank you for all of your sweet prayers for us and emery this past week. it's been one of the hardest weeks of my life, let alone emery's. i'm praying we are coming out of the fog of pain and tears. tonight she went to sleep with minimal crying...the first time in 10 days. oh what a blessing!! praying praying praying she can finally rest and know she is safe.

much love to you sweet friend!!
praying for your baby girl :)

Kristi said...

I think it's always worth begging!