Saturday, November 20, 2010

So close, yet so far.....A carepackage for Will

Right before we traveled for Sammy, we sent and album of our family so he could see our faces and hopefully the nanny's would spend time with him talking about the transition and who we are and that we should be there in the next 6 weeks or so...It makes it feel close..But I still feel like the next few weeks are going to creep by!!

I've always felt if you sent the family photos to soon, the signifgence for everyone just wouldn't be there, and certainly at their young age it wouldn't stick...he has a bed pillow with our photos i sent in the fall, so maybe he's been sleeping with it for a while??

We also sent a disposable camera, a letter and some candy. We want to be thinking good things when he's looking at our pics!! here's a copy of our letter!

Dear Zhang Liang

Your Mommy and Daddy are working hard to finish the process so we can come see you in China and bring you to the United States to live with us. We are very excited and can't wait to have you at home. You will have three sisters and Zhang Jun will be your brother. We have alot of fun, and there are alot of toys to play with. We are all very nice and we will take good care of you! We have sent some picture of us so you can get used to what we look like. We will see right after the Holidays.

We love you!!

Mommy, Daddy and family

and...we finally got our 800 approval after a long painful wait! Much longer than the average, don't know why we can never get out of that place quickly....i take that back, yes i's our officer!


  1. I can't wait unitl you go! I showed his picture to Wesleigh to see if it got any reaction. She was happy to see it, but I couldn't tell if she recognized him. I'd love to know what goes on in their little heads and what they remember!!

  2. We're still working on DTC, but I've got a translator lined up to help me with our photo album and letter the minute it's safe to send off! It is hard to shop for Christmas, especially, because I want to buy for our daughter but don't know yet what she likes.

  3. How exciting to be so close! Does Sam remember him? I will once again be following your journey. It is great that Leah will have so many that share that early bond so close.