Thursday, November 29, 2007

I have the best friends

I am so lucky to have wonderful friends..2 years ago I met my friend Julie Morris on an adoption website( adoption.com). We had just signed with our adoption agency and Julie saw me post on the group with our agency name. Julie quickly invited me to join ZHOUSKIDS (our adoption agency yahoo group). Julie and I waited together and then I followed he journey to her daughter Kennedy. Julie's group was one of the first groups I saw become families in China. Julie has been a life line for me and many days cheered me up when I was feeling blue. Julie has offered me parenting advice, adoption advice, and Traveling advice. Her friendship is priceless to me and I know that we will be part of each others lives for years to come because of this connection and because of our girls. Several months ago Julie mentioned to me that she had something special for me and for my friend Cheri (also a member of ZHOUSKIDS). She wanted to wait until we received our referrals before she sent it to us. Cheri received her referral Nov. 5 and Julie decided to send the gift... I am so glad she did... Let me just say Cheri and Julie have been torturing me all day with how wonderful the gift is and maybe I should have to wait to open it until I get Sophia's referral. Cheri even put a poll up on her blog asking people what they thought should I have to wait to open it or open it today. Well I did not listen and opened it as soon as I got home this afternoon...


Julie sent me the most beautiful Barbie Doll. It is a special addition Chinese New Year Barbie, It is so beautiful and oh so special to me. I love Barbie and I love dolls and I am really hoping that Sophia will love them as much as I do. I have already started a collection for her and this was one doll I wanted to add to her collection. Julie not only sent the doll but the sweetest letter that I will save for Sophia's scrapbook. I can't wait to share with Sophia the doll, the letter and the story of my friendship with Julie.

Thank you Julie you are the best....

6 comments:

Sophia's Mama said...

OK so I take really bad pictures this is much prettier in person....

Cheri said...

My picture didn't come out that great either. I had to take the lid off the box because I kept getting a big white circle on the plastic from the flash!! LOL

Dannye said...

definitely one of the best....that is too sweet!! I've never seen that Barbie...so very special!!

Sophia's Mama said...

Thanks Dennye.. I fell so lucky to have it and that Julie sent it to me..

Cheri that is a good idea I will try to do that tonight..

Kevin & Kimberly said...

I have this Barbie, because I too just love Barbie dolls..Kev got it for me for Christmas 2 years ago...I love her!!!

I am so glad you got one..what a nice gift!!!

Stephe said...

OOOH, I have this barbie. She's sooo pretty! GREAT present!!!