Our family has prepared Hope's next care package. Cherish decorated the box with stickers (once again, the box has to be the size of an average shoe box to fly through Customs) and drew Hope a picture of our family. There's Daddy, Mommy, Cherish, Hope, and Andrew. I labeled each person in the picture in Chinese so Hope could see where she fits into the family.
I want to thank Lil who provided the "multicultural" crayons so that Cherish could draw her family in the correct skin, hair, and eye colors. Those crayons are a hit!
Also, we added a photo album to the box--with pictures of Hope included in the album. Once again, in Chinese, I labeled each person in each photo so that the nannies will be able to talk to Hope about us and prepare her to join our family.
In addition, my friend Kristin wanted to bless Hope--and us. She bought Hope lots of stickers--most of which are Hello Kitty--and a Hello Kitty booklet. Little did Kristin know when she purchased these things that we were hoping to include something "familiar" for Hope. Do you see the Hello Kitty balloon in the picture below? There is the "familiar" link that might make Hope feel comfortable with us.
Here is Hope in the dress we sent in her last box.
She is the one talking with the man in the forefront of the picture.
May God use the contents of this box to bless Hope...
...soon to be a daughter.
And, may God abundantly bless Lil, Liz, and Kristin for their blessings on our family!! Thank you, ladies!!