Today is a day that, as a Mom, I can't help but smile. And, I know if my heart is this warm, the Mom of a particular birthday girl has to be even more so. I'm so proud of her daughter. I can only imagine that she is as well, ten-fold.
M1 attended a birthday party of a friend she has had since preschool. M2 was invited to tag-a-long for the fun and we three attended the party after a very exciting 4th grade volleyball game. I had been given a head's up regarding a little surprise the birthday girl had planned for M1, but I didn't post it here because I didn't want to ruin the surprise!
Rather than have presents and cards from her friends, the birthday girl requested that her friends consider becoming 1 of our 4,000. Her mom said she really wanted to be a part of it and lots of the girls had talked about wanting to offer their support to M1 too. So, the birthday girl made a certificate, had the guests sign it and presented it along with what she had collected from her friends. Sixteen people stepped up to join our loving group of friends and family waiting to welcome M3 to America.
In the past couple weeks, we have also had one of M1's Girl Scout leaders, a dear law school friend of mine, and a fellow military spouse/blogger, express their intention to jump in the group and root for Hope's Homecoming.
The group waiting to welcome Hope home now stands at the equivalent of 384 folks. Awesome!
We appreciate your continued prayers and well wishes. We just keep moving toward our dream of welcoming our M3 into our home as soon as possible!