Friday, November 03, 2006
February DTC Secret Pal
It is a rainy, cold and foggy day here in Victoria and I came home after a long day at work to light the fire and a few candles when what did I see in the mailbox but a postal notice!! I put on my rubber shoes, got out the umbrella and hiked down to the post office with my knapsack on my back. Let me tell you, I think that there was a cloudburst just as I stepped onto the sidewalk!!!
So, I pick up this wonderful package and inside are the travel essentials that we will need. As you can see from the picture, my secret pal has thought of everything, including a little case with kleenex, purell, moisturizer and wipes!!! I am so that kind of girl and from what I read/hear these items will be used often in China!!! She also sent me chocolate that I will really enjoy tonight (and maybe share with Shawn!!) as we look at the photos of all the beautiful babies that have been referred this month. I also love the photo holder (so pretty!!), bib (one of Shawn's pet names for me is "bunny rabbit" or BR!!), the luggage tag and the gerber travel goodie holder. What really made me laugh though, were the ziploc bags. I have been reading EVERYWHERE that these are the REAL travel essentials!!! Thank you so much for your thoughtfullness and your words of encouragement in the little kitty card.
I think that one of the things that gets us through these long days of waiting is knowing that there are others out there feeling the same way. I cannot tell you how fun it is to buy for my secret pals and how great it is to recieve their thoughts and gifts. It really means so much. I was talking to my Dad last night and telling him all about the DTC/LID groups that we belong to, the blogs that I read and the yahoo groups out there for Canadians and those for adoption in general. He said that it is so incredible that we have such a support system of people who are in our same situation or have BTDT and who are willing to answer our questions. Big hugs to all, especially my secret pal!!!