Sunday, September 18, 2005

Welcome to our new weblog!

Julie and I have finally decided to enter the world of blogging. We've done this in order to give our friends and family a chance to hear what's going on with our adoption journey. This will also serve as sort of an online journal for any other thoughts that we may wish to share with you about our experiences. You are welcome to keep checking back for new posts and updates.

The title "Red Thread to Marysville" is based on something we read in the book The Lost Daughters of China. Author Karen Evans writes about an old Chinese story which says that from the moment you are born, a red string around your ankle ties you to the one you will eventually marry. "Lately," Evans explains further, "the red thread idea has been taken up by the Chinese American adoption community, to include parents and children who are destined to be together--even though an ocean may lie between them initially." (p. 141)

The closer we get to the day we receive our gift from God, the stronger we feel the tug of that "red thread." There is a red thread between our daughter in China and our hearts here in Marysville.

It's also appropriate that we begin this blog today, the day of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. On this day in China, people of all ages stay up to gaze at the moon, eat "mooncakes," and reflect on the blessings of family. Well, Julie and I are not out gazing at the's cloudy. And we already ate a mooncake at a local supermarket a couple of days ago. But we are reflecting on the blessings of family, and saying a prayer for our daughter for whom we are waiting.


Sandy Toulouse said...

I love that you guys chose this method of communicating to all us about your upcoming adoption. Reading your thoughts has brought me more excitement (and tears)and I look forward to following this journey with you both!

Lots of love,


val c said...

Thank you for sharing. You are in our prayers. Waiting God's timing is sometimes hard. :)
Do you think the 'red thread' has any connection to Jacob and Esua?
Love in Christ
Val Cook

Laurie Capek said...

This is so beautiful, it brings tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing this wonderful and intimate experience with those who care for all of you - Kurt, Julie, and Lily.

Rose Marie said...

I am so excited for you. This is a great way to keep everyone informed on your progress. For all of us who care so much for you.