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

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

#84 and #85

Love in your heart Wasn't put there to stay-Love isn't love Til you give it away.~The Sound of Music
Brenda and Ron Stevens
Brant Lake, NY

May you find love and happiness.

The Goldsworthy Family

The UK

Saturday, February 24, 2007

February 24, 2007

"Into everyone's life a little rain must fall, but just remember that God is the umbrella that protects us all"....

The Wood Family
Moss Point, MS

"May God grant you the Serenity to accept the things you cannot change, The Courage to change the things you can, and the Wisdom to know the difference."

The Jacob Family
Anoka, MN

Be who you are and say what You feel, because those who mind Don't matter and those who matter Don't mind.~Dr. Seuss

Best Wishes,
The Fritz Family
St. Louis, MO

I love this little child. And it is not a slight thing, When this little child-So fresh from God-Loves us!~Charles Dickens

The Hanson Family
Olathe, Kansas

Do not fear, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, "Give them up," and to the south, "Do not withhold; bring my sons from far away and my daughters from the end of the earth."~Isaiah 43:5-6

The Pierce Family

Green, OH

The Purpose of a life of Purpose.~Robert Byrne

The LeBlancs

....the greatest of these if Love (1 Corinthians 13:13)

May your life always be filled with love.....the love of friends, family, and God.

Sherry and Richie Orsborne

Portland, TN

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!


Be proud of who you are, be proud of where you came from, and delight in knowing the joy you have brought to your fovever family.
Natalie and Don Walsh
Aurora, CA

I look into your eyes and I see the greatest Miracle given to me. You are the joy of everyday-your smile guides my way.-Shelley Howington

The Rilea Family
Roseville, CA

Our wish for you is that you learn the blessings of both giving and receiving.Our wish for you is firm roots, so that your branches may flourish!
The Noonan Family
Crofton, Maryland

"To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak"-Hopi Indian Saying

The LaValla Family
Belle Chasse, LA

Lily Mei, We wish you a life filled with great love, laughter, wonder, adventure, and delight as you grow with your forever family!
Beth & Chris Calkins
Goodyear, AZ

Monday, February 12, 2007

February 12, 2007

"Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to care for the fatherless and widows in their afflication, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world."-James 1:27
Our wish for you is that you know how very much you were loved and wanted, even before you were created.
The Bombardiers
Ft. Myers, FL

"Home is a place we all have to find, child. It's not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, Knowing your heart, Knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we're always home anywhere."-The Wiz (1978)

Warmest Wishes,

The Howard Family

Bloomington, IL

"Dance like nobody's watching; love like you've never been hurt. Sing like nobody's listening; live like it's heaven on earth."-Mark TwainPeace and Happiness,
Lynne, Domenico and Mai-Lin
Sunbury, Australia

#63 @
"Twenty years from now you will be more diapointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."~Mark Twain

Wishing you the courage to follow your passion!

"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and storms their energy, while cares will drop off like the autumn leaves."~John Muir

Wishing you a love of nature!

Sarah Swanson


I pray that God wiould fill your heart with dreams And Faith gives you the courage To dare to do Great Things. Know that your parents will be there for you Whatever this life brings.

may God bless you abundantly!

The Stevens Family

Baton Rouge, LA

"The ornament of a house is the friends who frequent it."~Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Wishing you a home filled with ornaments from around the world.

The Wells Family

West Chester, OH

When you feel torn between the world you are from and the world you kow. When you feel unsure as to who you are and where you will go. May you nevr forget the family you are from. May you cherish the family you have become.

Gary and Michelle Satler

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Wednesday, Feb 7

#58 and #59
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.-Helen Keller
You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.-Jeremiah 29:13
From the Hansen Family
Olathe, Kansas

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeious, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. You were born to manifest the glory of God within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.-Nelson Mandela
The Rogers Family

"Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about."-Trey Parker/Matt Stone
"Some say that blood is thicker than water. I say that love is thicker than blood."-unknown
May your life be full of health, love, happiness, and joy.
Troy, Robin & Sarah Archer
West Jordan, Utah

Put on your dancing shoes and reach for the stars!

Love, Mai-Lin

Sunbury, Australia 2007

May your smile always be bright as the love that shines upon you.

Love and God bless from

Lynne and Domenico

Sunbury, Australia

May you be surrounded by love and laughter throughout your life...
May your first steps be the beginning of a long and wonderful journey.

The Smith Family
Portland, OR

There is only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Our wish for you is to see all the miracles around you everyday and recognize what a miracle you truly are!

The McMillin's
Elk Grove, CA

We wish you Good Luck.

The Bryants
Milwaukie, OR

There is a Buddhist saying about adoption....It basically says you must have loved your child very much in your previous life, that you were able to find them again in this life.Good Luck on your journey to the new life in your family.
The Bachman Family,
Owosso, MI

May your heart always know the fierce love, unyielding determination, and everlasting Hope that carried you so many miles into the Loving Arms of this Family.Blessings to you,
The Lozoraitis Family
Falmouth, Maine

Our wish for you is to have all the love and affection that a person could ever want or need. A child is the greatest joy, The ultimate blessing.-Emily Laughton
Best of wishes,
The Parker Family
Sikeston, MO

May you grow to be a strong independent person, full of humor, wisdom and grace.

Julie Anne Robbins
Sycamore, IL

I want to wish for you to be happy in your new family like I am. I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters and a mom and dad and lots of love. I go to a Christian School and learn about Jesus. "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you the crown of life."-Rev 2:10

Abby Michelle Hawes, 7 years old
Adopted 11-25-02 Hubei Province

I have a beautiful forver family! My wish for you is to be happy in your new family. YOur parents wanted you to be part of their family and that is what God's plan was for you! "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge Him in all your ways and He will direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Chyenne Grace Hawes, 10 years old
Adopted 11-25-02 Hubei Province

An angel from above is what your family has been waiting!

Jeff and Kimberly Shelton
Albuquerque, NM

May you know when to listen, May you know when to speak, May you kow when to watch, May you know when to act, May you know when to follow, May you know when to lead.
Rebecca Bryant
Milwaukie, OR

When you wish upon a star, Makes no difference who you are, Anything your heart desires, Will come to you.If your heart is in your dream, No request is too extreme, When you wish upon a star, As dreamers do.
Like a bolt out of the blue, Fate steps in and sees you through, When you wish upon a star, Your dreams come true.
The Conant Family

"As you journey through life, choose your destination well, but do not hurry there. You will arrive soon enough Wander the back roads and forgotten paths, keeping your destination in your heart like a fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights, and ideas foreign to your own. Such things are riches for the soul. And if upon your arrival, you find the destination is not exactly as you had dreamed, do not be disappointed. Think of all you would have missed but for the journey there, and know that the true worth of your travel lies not in where you come to be at journey's end, but who you came to be along the way."-Author unknown

Our wish is for you to enjoy your journey in life.
The Kasper Family

"Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one."-Japanese Proverb

Anik Nolet and Sylvain Theriault
Boucherville, Quebec, Cananda

Adoption: Bound by Love, Joined by Hearts, Sent from Heaven, a gift from God. May you have a wonderful and blessed life!

The Difani Family
Pocahontas, AR