Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Babies of the Family

2 years ago today, a woman somewhere in the Jiangxi Province of China gave birth to a healthy and beautiful little girl.   For some reason unknown to us a decision was made by this woman, her husband and/or her in-laws, to abandon the little girl.  Although it is against the law to abandon a child in China the person that left the child took the risk of choosing a safe public place where the baby would be found quickly.  The infant entered the Shangrao Social Welfare Institute and was named Ling Wan Han.  We all know this beautiful, precious girl as Natalie Wanhan.

Today on her birthday I am sending loving thoughts to a mother and father in China who will never know this amazing child.   It is a bittersweet feeling...I feel sad for their loss and for Natalie's loss but so grateful that they gave Natalie life.  They must wonder what became of the newborn baby they abandoned.  I wish that they could know how loved Natalie is by her Mama, Baba, grandparents, Auntie, teachers, classmates, family, friends and of course her sidekick Louie.

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One of Natalie's birthday presents is the shirt she is wearing to school today which reads "Anyone who thinks diamonds are a girl's best friend hasn't met my Newfoundland"

Louie just turned 4 years old a few days ago.
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Another of my January Birthday sweeties joins in the love fest
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Natalie is all bundled up and ready for school.  She will probably be running around all day pointing to her shirt and saying "Doggie!  WOOF!"
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Happy Birthday My Dear Gary, Natalie and Louie!  
I love you all so much and I'm grateful for every day that I spend with you!

6 comments:

sdaustin6483 said...

How cute are those SHOES?!

Bebe Blogger said...

Very sweet post. Happy Birthday to all the January "babies" of your family! Natalie's new newf shirt is awesome!

JackDaddy said...

What a wonderful thought. I hope somewhere someone is having good dreams knowing that her child is with a loving family.

Elizabeth said...

I love Natalie'sshirt! Dogs are way better than diamonds! Love your blog. Natalie's birth family would be thrilled to know she is with such a great family.

Elizabeth said...

I love Natalie'sshirt! Dogs are way better than diamonds! Love your blog. Natalie's birth family would be thrilled to know she is with such a great family.

Lynette said...

Happy birthday to all :-D