Thursday, July 3, 2008

What? A Gift For Me?

This afternoon the doorbell rang....look what I got?!? A present!!

A GIANT fortune cookie! YUM!!

The gift was from our friends Jim and Emily. Emily became my friend in Fall of 2006. We were matched through our adoption agency as Mark and I settled in for the long referral wait. She was my mentor, as they had previously adopted from China (Miss Rebecca), and were starting their wait for daughter #2. She was willing and eager to help this "newbie", and we soon became best friends. I couldn't have imagined the past two years without her im my life!! What was suppossed to be a long wait turned into a REAL short one for us, as we accepted a child from China's Waiting Child list. Emily (and Jim) we right there to hold our hands every step of the way. She helped me with my registry, had my baby shower, helped me pack, and met us at he airport after our grueling 30 hour flight home from China. She was, and still is an amazing person and friend. Imagine my shock and sadness when Jim decided to accept a coaching job at Purdue University in Indiana last fall. My best friend was leaving................

She and Jim packed up Rebecca and the moving truck right after school ended, and life hasn't been the same since.

I miss them terribly.................................................................................

THANK YOU Jim and Emily...for everything. You are truly wonderful friends and people! WE LOVE YOU! Good Luck!

1 comment:

Daugherty's said...

You make it sound like we will never see you again!

We miss you too... we don't even have a Roosters around to pretend!