Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Family and Friends

Love bears all things, believes all things, endures all things.....Love Never fails.~Corinthians 13:4

We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life. But those who make their journey home across time and miles, growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us by God's very own hands.~Kristi Larson

Love and Blessings,
Tim and Tina Hammond
Florence, AL

Granny Carter

Lily Mei,
We wish for you to have happiness all through you lifetime! Always have and faith and trust in God! We can't wait for you to get here.
With Love,
Mark, Kelly and Dalton
Athens, AL

From: Melissa Hooie

My mom and sister sent these squares and wishes and they even made their own scrapbook pages! I love them!

Cousin to cousin we'll always be, Special friends just you and me!

From Breanna (my niece)

A Baby Girl

A baby girl.....

One of the most beautiful miracles in life,

One of teh greatest joys we can ever know,

And one of the reasons why

there is a little extra sunshine, laughter, and happiness

in your world today.

Grannie A. and Selvin

Pensacola, FL

Welcome Baby

Welcome Lily Mei to our world

how brave you are to come.

We are here to welcome you

as your journeys just begun.

Here's our opportunity

to help each other to grow.

To experience all the things,

alone...we would never know.

You have been successful,

from your very start.

Just welcoming you has made us all

release love from our hearts.

So remember little Lily Mei

as you grow into your dreams,

Everything in this world

is not always what it seems.

Welcome others into your world

and it is there, that you will find

All the love you ever knew

was never left behind.

I love you Lily Mei

From Grannie Asherbranner

Sweet Lily Mei....

Always remember keep love in your heart.

A life without it is like a sunless garden

when the flowers are dead.

Never forget how much your Aunt Marlana and Uncle Charles love you!

You will always be our special niece!

Hugs and Kisses!

January 29, 2006

"Love is hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years."-Simone G. Signoret
The Casebier Family
Saginaw, TX
It's not how far you fall, but how high you bounce back. Be happy.

The LaRosa Family

Melbourne Beach, FL

Build a ladder to the stars and climb up every rung and may you stay forever young.-Joan Baez

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder...-Leeann Womack

The Jackson Family

St. Peters, MO

Always maintain a kind of summer ever in the middle of winter.-Henry David Thoreau

The Dudley Family

Naples, FL

May your days be filled with the warm sunshine of love and the bright rainbow colors of laughter.The Powers Family
Macomb, IL

I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey. I wish you peace in the world in which you live. More I cannot wish you except perhaps love to make all the rest worthwhile.-Robert A. Ward

The Dudley Family
Naples, FL
May your heart always be filled with love. We hope you will always feel the love of family, friends, and those who are special to you.

The Gorlewski Family

Batavia, IL

May your first steps be the beginning of a long and wonderful journey.....

The Keisling Smith Family

Portland, OR

Precious Little One....

This wish comes to you in hopes your life is full of love, wisdom, happiness and strength in your belief, whatever that may be.

The King Family

Buckeye, AZ

Sunday, January 28, 2007

I Love This Poem!

One of the ladies in Steve's office sent this poem with her quilt square. I thought it was beautiful!

Until Forever
This morning in China a mother cries
She'll never forget her daughter's eyes
Her heart is broken and filled with pain
The tears run down like the falling rain.
She has no choice but to leave her there
The cost of keeping is too much to bear
She hopes her daughter will one day know
True love can be found in letting her go.

This morning in China a baby cries
Hungry and scared as tears fill her eyes.
Her mother has left her in this public place
Another lost duaghter of the Chinese race.
Someone passing by has heard her soft moan
She's soon quickly taken to a foster home
It's here she'll reside in the care of another
Until she's adopted by a brand new mother.

That very same moment, in the USA
A woman cries as she starts to pray
Her heart is heavy buy filled with much love
She prays for a daughter she thinks the world of.
"Dear Jesus, I ask that your arms would be
Wrapped tightly around the one picked for me.
Guard her in China 'till I make my way
And then in my arms forever she'll stay."

Tom Fisher
Dec 24, 2003

Squares, Squares and More Squares!!

Lily Mei, I wish for you to understand that the most important family resemblance is in the resemblance of the heart.

Heather Bowman-Tomlinson
Sterling Hts, MI

May you grow up to fulfill the plan that God had for your life before you were ever born.-Jeremiah 29:11

The Edmisten Family

Indian Trail, NC

Wishing you great happiness, including a life full of great health, wealth, and love.

The Chatwin Family

Mount Gilead, OH

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."-Jeremiah 29:11 Wishing you peace and joy with your forever family! God Bless You Always,

The Flath Family

El Dorado Hills, CA

According to Christopher Robin, it goes like this: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.-Lessons from the Hundred Acre Wood

The Aldrich Family
Federal Way, WA

Your beauty and love chase after me everyday of my life!-Psalm 23:6 May God's Love always be a part of your life!

The Clark Family

Gresham, OR

We wish for you a life filled with love and happiness. With love,

The James Family

Auburn, CA

Where there is great love there are always miracles.-Willa Cather

Wishing you a life filled with love.

Snider/Hall Family

Uxbridge, MA

Where I was born and where I live is unimportant. It is important what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.-Georgia O'Keefe

The Latham Family

Richmond, VA

More Squares For Lily's Quilt!

A Special Wish for a Special Child...
A Special Blanket To Keep You Warm...
A Special Set of Parents To Love You Forever...
May your world be full of love, joy, surprise, laughter, good blessings and wonderful memories.
The Wilkinson Family
LaSelva Beach, CA

"Love is the highest goal to which humans can aspire and that our salvation is through love."-Victor Frankl, Philosopher

The Tudas Family

Columbus, OH

Wishing you a lifetime of Joy.

The Eki's

Gresham, OR

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

The Cashion Family

Tullahoma, TN

Delight thyself also in the Lord; And He shall give thee the desires of thine heart.-Psalm 37:4

The Anderson Family

Avon Park, FL

A half a world away
Sometimes it seems we're so far apart
But a half a world away
Is not to far for a journey of the heart.

My little one, my bundle of joy
I'm waiting for you
My precious daughter, my baby girl
I know you're waiting, too.

A half a world away
A child waits for a family of her own
While a half a world away
A family waits to bring her home.

My little one, my bundle of joy
I'm whispering a prayer
My precious daughter, my baby girl
I hope to soon be there.

I hope that we will no longer be
A half a world away.

The Niccum Family
Lake Milton, OH

May you always be proud of: Who you are, Where you are from, And the love given to you!

The Owens Family

Florissant, Missouri

"Rivers know this: There is no hurry. We shall all get there someday."-Pooh's Little Instruction Book

The Baibak Family

Northville, MI

Dear Little One, In your life, we hope you always have faith!

"Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."-Hebrews 11:1

The Perry Family

Chula Vista, CA

From the Ladies I work with at the Hospital

Before I lay me down to sleep

I give my soul to Christ to keep.

Four corners to my bed,

Four Angels overspread;

One at the head,

One at the feet,

And two to guard me while I sleep.

May the Lord keep you and Bless you.


Janet Watkins

From Alberta Glasscock
Decatur, AL
Lily Mei, It was love at first sight! You are going to have a family to love you with all their might. Can't wait till you're here so we can squeeze you tight. Love,
Kathy D.
Decatur, AL

These Are From the Ladies in Steve's Office

Jesus love the little children
All of the children of the world.
Red and yellow
Black and White,
They are precious in His sight.
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

A song verse just for you, Baby Lily Mei!
From: Ms. Hiedi Frazier
One of your dad's co-workers at CCWS Project Office

Marilyn Bolyard, Cindy Cash, Nancy Swain
Huntsville, AL
Jesus loves the little children, All of the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white. They are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world.
A song verse just for you, Baby Lily Mei
From: Ms. Heidi Frazier
CCWS Project Office, Huntsville, AL

Mary Dixon
Huntsville, AL
From Diane Caldwell
Huntsville, AL

Lily Mei, Welcome to your wonderful family! The Carters found their miracle when they saw your precious face. May God belss you as you embark on your new life. Welcome Home!
Misty Glover
Huntsville, AL

My prayer is for Lily Mei to grow into a Beautiful Lady and make her parents proud.
Vena King
Huntsville, AL

Dear Lily Mei, I have enjyoed seeing the pictures and hearing about you. You're a beautiful little girl. My prayers are with you. God Bless,

Genia Koonce
Huntsville, AL

Lily Mei-Wishing you happiness, joy, and peace in your new home.--

Marsha Day

Huntsville, AL

I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.--1 Samuel 1:27

Pat Wells
Huntsville, AL