My friend Kelly and I were kindred spirits long before we ever met. We began talking in January 2010...although I had read her blog before that. We were both awaiting referrals...we were #1 and #2 on our agency's waiting child list. We received referrals for our girls on the same day and were convinced we would travel together. Sadly, that didn't work out, but we finally got to meet each other and see our girls together this spring. It's amazing the bond adoption can bring between 2 hearts.
The week of Mother's Day, I received a package in the mail from Kelly that said, "DO NOT OPEN UNTIL MOTHER'S DAY." Good thing I didn't go to the mailbox until Mother's Day...don't think I could have waited otherwise!
Inside was a precious charm. It's Emma's Chinese name...Gui Lan. What a treasure! Thanks Kelly!