Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Soon Farewell

Count down has begun!

If you haven't heard, Serena's parents now have travel notice and will be arriving here on the 25th with her leaving us on the 29th. We've begun a count down calendar that we mark off each day until the day they arrive. They'll be coming during Chinese New Year!! What an exciting time for them to be in China!! The biggest and most celebrated holiday in China!

As with all the girls that leave, it is a very bittersweet day for us here at the Forever Home. Though we are sooo happy and thankful for her forever family (and something we actively advocate for each of our girls), we will also miss her terribly when she leaves. Each child has a special place in our hearts that can never be filled by another. You see each is unique in their own special way--just as He made us!

Celebrate with us as Serena will soon join her forever family!!


  1. I'm so happy for Serena and her family. I wish them all the best as they start their new life together. Meeting your girls last year is a memory I'll keep forever.


  2. I know it will be hard to see her go, but you've set her up for success. Best wishes Serena.

  3. Praying for a smooth transition for Serena as she joins her new family... she has been prepared by the best! I'm so glad she was with you until this day came. I know it is bittersweet, but the foundation you have laid out for her future is big. I know exactly how long she has been there, since she arrived while we were at New Day to bring home Khloe(aka: Elise)... and I know how strong the bonds form during that time. So I'm praying for ALL hearts during this transition and celebrating her future with her new family along with you all!

    Blessings & Hugs,

    Blessings & Hugs

  4. Thank you so much for your encouragement! Yes, we are celebrating and grieving both at the same time. It is not an easy job we do here, but ohhhh the blessings we receive from it! Though it isn't easy to let go, we are so happy that we were able to play a role in helping them come to find a forever family and transition into it as best they can before leaving here. Wouldn't have it any other way!!