7th, and Final Care Package

Posted On: Saturday, July 7th, 2012 at 9:31 am

We just sent off the LAST care package on Thursday.  In this last letter, I tried to prepare Minyu for what will happen when we come to get him.  I told him the possible dates we’d come, how long we would be there, what it might be like, and how he might possibly feel.  It was an impossible task, to write a letter that’s supposed to prepare a child for the kind of change he’s about to experience, but I hope it helps.

We also sent him some snacks (chocolate chip cookies and dried green olives–sounds gross, but they’re sweet and yummy) and some special patches to help his scar heal.  (Boring? Maybe.  But I’m a mom and worry about things like scars.)  We also sent one toy.  Spencer wanted to send his brother one of his favorite toys this month, so he ran and got it and wrapped it himself using a yellow piece of construction paper and a glue stick.  On the outside he wrote–in his best kindergarten handwriting–“for you,” and on the other side, “open this.”   It was a little crinkled, there were gaps in places, and it had SO much character. 🙂  And I am kicking myself right now because I just realized I didn’t take a picture of it!!

Since I forgot to take a picture of the package (typical me) here are some pictures we included with the letter.

"Daddy and Michael building your new bed."

"Bed is finished!"

The LAST care package.  I am so relieved (not the feeling I was expecting) to know that the next gifts we give him will be in person.  It seems that the closer we get to the end of this journey, the longer it feels, and I am tired.  I’m ready for the transition from paperwork to parenthood. I am grateful to know that we won’t have to rely on letters and pictures anymore and when he sees us next it will be IN REAL LIFE!  No more virtual family. 🙂

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