- Jelly Bellies for the foster parents-These are made in the USA and an item that was recommended to me. It is great to send gifts that are made in the USA.
- Post cards for the foster parents--Just a couple of shots of things around our state, to show them where Little One will be living.
- Toddler snacks--For Little One. Some of those freeze-dried yogurt bites.
- A Lovie-For Little One to snuggle and hold and feel secure with. I did a good bit of snuggling and holding it before I sent it. I would soooooooooo love it if she still has this at Gotcha Day and can bring it home with her!
- A photo album--A super small one that is appropriate for little hands. It holds six pictures and was just enough space to include one of Chris and I together, one of each of the kids, and one of our home. I labeled the photos in both English and Mandarin to hopefully assist the foster parents in looking at it with her. This is another item I would be over the moon excited to get back at Gotcha Day!
So, we packed it up and sent it to the courier in China, hoping that it would get there safely, unopened, and clear customs without hiccups. I got an e-mail today, and it made it! It has arrived at our courier's home! Praise God! Now the courier will package it up and handle the in country shipping to Little One. Hopefully by this time next week I will have confirmation that she has received it and I can start imaging her sweet little hands hugging her soft purple lovie blanket.
While there are no guarantees that we will get any of the items back and we will have no way of knowing how much she actually gets to have access to the items, we wanted to send them to her--praying and trusting God to use the items as He sees fit in this journey.
Hopefully this time next week I can update saying SHE GOT IT!
Oh, and did I mention sweet Little One has a name? We don't have her full name decided yet, but her first name will be Hannah. What a joy it is to call her by name!