I got a notice in my mailbox Saturday...they had a package for me at the post office...an EXPRESS package!! Yesterday I got my bootie to the post office RIGHT away...ok, it was 1:30 in the afternoon, but I have a problem getting out the door! When the lady handed me the EXPRESS envelope I wanted to jump and scream right there in the post office but I had to act all nice and normal because I was buying stamps and sending some packages out. I didn't want to get myself on a "no fly" list or have my picture posted around other post offices with a warning under my face! So anywhoooooo, this is what I saw:
It's from CHINA!!!!!
For you newbies, we (we being: my wonderful readers, etsy artists, my mom and myself)sent a donation of over 50 hats to China for the little kids in one of the many orphanages. I had included a single use camera and some cash (for postage) HOPING they would understand and return some pictures to us!
A picture is worth a 1,000 words and even though I'm sure I could write that many, the pictures are so touching my heart is swelling with joy!
LOVE these pictures....those little faces!!! I just love these kids!
Do you see the giant smile on the little guy (below) in the front? So happy with his pink and purple hat! One thing about China, they aren't as concerned about girls in pink and boys in blue. When you have so little, your joy is so big... isn't that true?
Now how in the world are those 2 sleeping? My mom made a ton of newborn hats, I think we should have sent more toddler sizes :) The newborn size seems to be stretched quite a bit...
Oh, those babies!!!!!
There is that sweet smiley boy again... don't you want to adopt them all? I DO!!
Anyone want to add a precious child to your family?? Go see my friends at GWCA:
In this last picture you'll notice the "split pants" which are traditional pants for babies/kids in China. They're split in the middle so they can hold them over the potty. When I adopted my daughter she was wearing these, I still have them in a little baggie.
To all who donated: Thank you, thank you, thank you!! My heart is beyond happy knowing 50 little kids have warm heads! Giving truly does fill your heart more than receiving ever will! I will definitely be doing this again next fall. If you didn't participate last year, feel free to send me a hat (store bought or handmade) any time during the year. I'll collect them and ship a big box out in the fall.
You can always send them to:
146 East Main Street
Caledonia, MI 49316
(this is my Mister's work address...)