Wednesday, July 04, 2007

CARE PACKAGE, A GOOD CRY & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!












Anthony and I packed up some goodies to send Mia yesterday. As you can see, we had a photo shoot in the middle of the post office.

I enlarged her chinese name to put on the package, so there was no mistaken who this is for. I found chinese symbols for "We" and "LOVE" and "YOU" and put them all over the package. We also taped her picture to the inside of the box!

I didn't realize how emotional this was until we stepped up to the counter and I started talking to the post-woman ~ I lost it! Poor Anthony kept saying, "mommy, please stop crying", but the tears just rolled down my cheeks.
This package was actually going to MY Mia, MY daughter ~ it is as close to her as I can get at this time. I finally calmed down, but even as I write this I am tearing up!?




I hope everyone has a very happy and safe 4th of July!!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh boy, I'm crying with you. Very emotional and exciting. Mia is so lucky to have you guys. She will be in your arms before you know it.

Lisa

amy said...

Thanks a lot. YOu made me cry!! What a sweet thing you did!

Donna & Andrew said...

Everyday is one step closer to your daughter. Have a good & safe 4th!

Daniella said...

Okay, I'm crying too - happy tears for your family being so close to Mia. Happy 4th

Anonymous said...

How nice!! Wow, it makes you realize just how close you really are! Happy tears and excitement, what nice pictures. Mia is very lucky..

Michelle (Aunt Michie).. :)

Dawn said...

YEA!! I am so excited for you and your family. Can't wait to see Mia's picture!!

Princess Diaries said...

That post made me teary eyed too! It IS unbelievably heartwrenching to wonder about your baby, and pray that through your package she will feel your love.

tracy said...

That post is sweet. I can only imagine the day that I have that sort of contact with my daughter. Very sweet and one day she will know how much you loved her long before you mailed that package to her!

Shandra said...

Just wanted to say. We have the same agency and our daughtwe was also on the most recent WC list. We were also LID last August. Shoot me and email if you want.

Love your blog. I will check back soon.

Sdmeakes@sbcglobal.net

Barbara said...

I am so happy for you. I can only imagine how you felt as you sent Mia her first package. What a wonderful start this is and you have so much more to come. You are really getting there Jo! Mia ia so close even though she is so far away!

Kimber said...

I cried too reading this. I remember it like yesterday sending Kate's package. We got the camera back (with great photos) but nothing else. I think the foster Mom kept the photo album to remember who Her little one went home with.

Mia will be with you before you know it!

Kim

Lori said...

Wow Joanne! I would have been bawling too! I got emotional just reading this! I'm very happy for you and cant wait to see you all together!!

Debbie said...

I know you have waited for this moment a long, long time and now it's finally here! The journey to Mia is getting closer and closer!
Congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

I teared up reading and seeing this - you are right, this is as close as it gets for now, but not for long! Kayla is on my lap as I read/write this - she said "That my cousin!" (Anthony)"That toys!" "for your new cousin named Mia", I said. She repeated happily,
"New cousin named Mia!" then she said, "Where's my cousin?" So sweet...we all can't wait!
Love, Miriam