I have said this so many times and I will say it a more in the future I am sure, I am truly amazed by the wonderful people that I have meet online through the blog and yahoo adoption groups. Before the Internet there is no way I would have been able to connect with these people that I am proud to call friends.
First off is Jody, we have actually had the good fortune to meet in person, I blogged about it here. She is such a sweet, caring friend and mother. She and her family are in the process of adopting one of the cutest little boys in China. They like many others prepared to adopt a girl from China so she has been saving up her older daughter's clothing and collecting a few things for a little girl. But in the way life always likes to surprise you they are turning everything pink to blue :0). So she is auctioning off some wonderful little girls clothing and all proceeds go to bringing home Jon Jon.
Another great cyber friend that I met online is Peta. Peta lives in Australia and she has been a loyal, and kind reader of both my blog and Jim's for sometime. We have a bit of fun with the differences in Australian English and American English. I find it funny when on the same day I can complain about it being 37 degrees F and she can complain about it being 37 degrees C and one of us is cold and the other really hot.
So even though she had asked for my address I had totally forgotten and was quite surprised to package arrive from Australia! She sent us some really thoughtful Australian gifts. BB animal collection has increased to include his first marsupial, a super cute koala. She sent me some lovely tea towels with Australian designs. For Jim there was a Aussie weather gage and a guide to some Aussie slang trust me those are perfect Jim gifts. I won't tell you where he decided to put the weather gage, if you have seen his blog you will know. And trust me in Jim's world it is a place of extreme honor.
Thanks to all my cyber and real friends. International adoption is not for the faint of heart and I don't think I could have survived this long if it was not for great friends and family.
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