Thursday, April 17, 2008
I also wanted to write today to thank everyone for the overwhelming support Chris and I are receiving from our family and friend. The kind compliments about our future parenting as well as the acceptance of our decision has been amazing. Thank you all very much it means more to us than you will ever truly know.
Today I received my first gift that signifies my child. I purchased a red thread bracelete from this great adoption shop online. I know I purchased it, but when I opened the package today I felt that it was a sign from my future child. The company also sent me a beautiful message that will explain to you all what this bracelet means to me.
Here it is.
"As adoption is a process, a transition from here to there on the way to a "destination" know as your new family--so, too, the red thread in your bracelet represents a process and isn't permanent. it's not meant to be. Overtime, depending on your usage, the red thread will begin to fray. Don't pull the remaining thread out. Don't force the process to move faster than when it's meant to. When the time is right, the thread will slip away as quietly and gently as a baby's whisper. Know that is hasn't disappeared but has moved inward, deep inside your heart. Your physical read thread has become your invisible red thread and now connects you heart to heart to your new daughter or son. The silver chain and charm will remain as a lasting reminder of your adoption journey to parenthood."