Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Special Auntie Square

Dear Lily Mei,
You are so special to this family and
your Mama has been loving you for a lifetime!
We all can not wait to hold you in our arms
and see you smile.

This dress is very special and has been
waiting just for you. You have a sweet sister
angel in heaven that watches over you and
wants you to have her little yellow dress.

We love you,
Your Nunkle, Auntie Cathy, and Joy

#114 and #115

Congratulations on your new life with your new family.
May you all share Love, Happiness, and Health.

In peace and love,
Pat Sampson

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always hopes, always perseveres."~1 Corinthians 13:4-7

May your life be filled with faith, hope and love!
God Bless you always,
Jay, Angela and Laney Daniel
LID 10-31-05
Gotcha Day 6-19-07

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."~1 Corinthians 13:13

This square and sweet wish is from the Daniels. They are the couple that we met while we were all stranded in Detroit on our way to China.

Friday, April 13, 2007


Dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never get hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, Live like it's heaven on earth, And speak from the heart to be heard.~William W. Purkey
With Love,
The Mehtlan Family
San Diego, CA
The best and most Beautiful Things cannot be seen or even Touched, They must be felt with the Heart.~Helen Keller

Henry and Rinamarie Shpiruk

Stuart, FL

Sweet Baby,

We wish you more love than your heart could ever hold.

Amy and Greg Parrish

Kenosha, WI

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

# 107-# 110

A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine.~Anonymous
We wish for you to play hard, laugh much, be loved and love with every ounce of your heart.
...let us run with endurance the race set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith...Hebrews 12:1-2

Bob and Jill Shelton
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.~Proverbs 16:3
Terri Gilbert

I pray that God will complete the good work He has begun in you, that you grow in grace and knowledge of Him, and that you come to a saving knowledge of Jesus. He loves you very much.~Phillipians 1:6, 1:2, and John 3:16

Kenneth, Jami, Lauren and Matthew Butler

Thomasville, Georgia

The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched....But they are felt in the heart.~Helen Keller

The Apple Family

Bowling Green, KY

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

#106-A Wish From Mattie

This poem was written for Lily Mei by a dear lady that I work with. Thanks Mattie! I love you!

To Lily Mei

Welcome dear Lily to a home that is new.
You’ve been eagerly awaited by your Mom, Dad and brothers, too.
You’re starting a new life surrounded by love on every side
And your Mom, Dad and brothers behold you with pleasure and pride.
You’ve started on a venture that is very strange and new
And you have to get acquainted with the world surrounding you.
But with such a great family to introduce you, Lily,
You’ll soon get use to living happily here.

You will have a lot of sunny days and many happy hours.
But remember with the sunshine there will always be some showers.
For life will be a mixture of both sunshine and rain,
Of joy and sorrow, mixed with happiness and pain.
But God will always be there to help and bless you, too
As you grow into adulthood and all your dreams come true.
Remember in everything you do be kind
And may you look at people with your heart
Not just your mind.
And remember Jesus looks down from heaven above
So live always in his likeness and
Learn to share his love.
And God bless your family who are all in love with you.


Monday, March 12, 2007

Shower Wishes!

Lily Mei, The moon sang a lullaby and a star danced in heaven on the day you were born.
Judy, George and Jake

Dear Lily Mei,

You are a precious gift from God. My prayer for you is that you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been givn to you. embrace the possibilities that your future holds. Dream big-You can be whatever you want to be. May God bless you and your dear family.


Mrs. Justine

Dear Lily Mei,

God has truly blessed you with a loving family. May you grow into an adult who can boast as the Lord declares in Jeremiah 9:24: "Let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises loving kindness, justice, and rightousness on earth; for I delight in these things,' declares the Lord."


Beth Bates

Dear Lily Mei,

James 1:17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift if from above, and comes down from the Father of lights."

We love you,

Hugh and Shelba

The Lord Bless thee and keep thee. The Lord make his face shine upon thee and be gracious with thee. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. Numbers 6:24-26


Marie and Thomas

Lily Mei, I hope your life is filled with as much love and happiness as it is today. Always remember there are people loving you and cheering you on in every step you take.
Love, "Aunt" Jill

We love you!
Carly and Logan Roberts

May you be blessed with:

L-Love I-Intelligence L-Laughter Y-Youth

M-Memories E-Elegance I-Integrity

We love you very much!

Matt, Sandi, Carly and Logan Roberts

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.


Aunt Rita

As a little girl I was able to spend a lot of time with Mama Crouch, your namesake. She was a very strong, loving woman and your name represents that strong, loving woman. I hope this name brings the strength and love that she was able to give to others.


Amy Cheryl

Wednesday, March 7, 2007


"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."~Desmond Tutu

The Lyons Family
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.~Confucius

May you always dance through life. May you never encounter any strife. May your toes take you to places far and near, and May your heart be filled with love so dear.~Unknown

Wishing you a lifetime of Joy, Peace and Love!

The Riley Family

Louisville, KY
The Hines Family
Norfolk, VA
We do not remember days, we remember moments.~Cesare Pavese

The Jarman Family


Dearest Child,

May the blessing of Life await you...May the sun of glory shine around you, and may the gates of plenty, honor, and happiness be ever open to you.~Charles Dickens

The Moore Family

Corona, California

May the love of family and the joys in life give you strong roots and teh wigs of an adventurous spirit.

Kathryn Duval

Tulsa, OK