Thursday, September 28, 2006

Abby's Red Blanket


I had a wonderful surprise waiting for me on my porch when I got home tonight. Abby's Grandma Littlefield made her a beautiful blanket. She enclosed a note with the blanket telling me that she had made this blanket in celebration of Abby.


She wrote, "The ladybugs should bring you good luck in your journey. The binding represents the red string which binds you to her. The tag on the corner represents the silky my daughter used to go to sleep throughout her childhood. I hope you take it with you when you go to China to wrap Abby in. The warmth of this blanket represents all of us wrapping her in our love."


I then told her about one of the story books I had received for Abby last year. A book that tells of a single mother and her journey to China where she gives her daughter her own red blanket. She was amazed to hear of this book and it's relationship to the blanket. It's another "Red Thread" for Abby's story as far as I'm concerned.



Thanks Melanie for this wonderful surprise! I love it and will definately bring it to China with me. You can count on plenty of pictures of Abby wrapped in it. Love ya, Jenny

13 comments:

Connie said...

That is SO beautiful. I love how sweet and thoughtful that is. Abby will be a princess wrapped in it.

I have that book too....very cool to go with that special blankie!

Robin said...

How sweet is that !! I love all the ladybugs. Abby will surely feel the love and warmth that special blanket brings.

Lisa~~ said...

What a beautiful blanket and so sweet!

Sandy said...

Awww, that is such a sweet blanket, and the love that went into making it is a testament to the love of your family that is anxiously waiting with you to bring Abby home!

Ann said...

So I must be very hormonal right now, because this so made me cry. How sweet and such wonderful sentiment. It's beautiful too, but what a wonderful story for Abby.

Wicked Witch said...

That is wonderfully sweet. I love it. It is soft and silky looking.

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

What a beautiful blanket, love the ladybugs..

Kate M said...

hey jenny
i just found your blog! I love the blanket, absolutely beautiful, stunning! I have just started my adoption blog
http://aspecialfamily.blogspot.com

Congratulations on your adoption!!

Shannon S said...

Oh how gorgeous! I know how much you want to wrap her in it right now! Thinking of you.

Christi said...

That blanket is just lovely! I love it that it's silky. Someone made my little Abbey a red blanket with a ladybuy too.

Sandra said...

That is gorgeous. What a wonderful surprise!

Nathan & Emily's Mommy (Mary) said...

how beautiful!

Sven said...

Good Job! :)