Happy Birthday Dear Sweet Friend!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Almost 3 years ago, I joined a Yahoo group for people adopting from China.  I also joined the Rumor Queen site.  At the same time, Diana was joining these groups and calling herself "Northern Girl."  Every time I read her posts, I immediately felt a connection.  We knew NOTHING about one another.  We had no idea where each other lived, what we looked like, etc.  but a friendship was formed.  Over time this friendship has deepened and today Di is one of my closest friends. We talk every couple of days.  We have laughed together and cried together, we have prayed together. Diana invited my family to visit her family last summer even though we had never met. We went and we had the time of our lives!  

I am blessed to call her my friend. We always say how lucky we are that this adoption journey brought us not only our daughters but our friendship as well (and so many other blessings). Today is her birthday.  Go here to wish her a very happy one!  I get to celebrate with Diana in person as she is coming to visit in just a few weeks. YEAH!

Happy Birthday Di!

Luv ya!


Diana and Will

Di and me on the jet ski!

I love her pigtails.  She looks like a teenager!



  1. Beautiful pictures. In that last picture you two could pass for sisters! :)

  2. Blogging is just the coolest. You start off documenting and "scrapbooking" your adoption journey and end up meeting some great people and forming wonderful friendships. What a blessing! Happy Birthday to Diana

  3. Kim, the two of you could pass as sisters!!

    Enjoy your time together!

  4. Isn't it amazing and wonderful how the Lord puts us all together. What a wonderful friendship.

  5. Thank you for blessing me on my birthday! Your kind words just made me smile (and cry...) I am so grateful of the gift of you today!

    I can't wait to see you and the rest of the Peanuts soon!


  6. P.S: I just may wear those pigtails today so I don't feel so old!!!! :)

  7. It is truly amazing how we make sure Amazing friendships on this LONG journey..
    Love the photos..
    Have a great day..

  8. Happy Birthday to Di! I have had the pleasure of also talking to her a couple times on the phone and I think shes pretty special as well.

  9. How sweet, I love the pics! I have made so many precious friends in this process too, how blessed we all are!

    Happy Birthday Diana! The pigtails rock! :)

  10. So nice to make friends through the blogging world, isn't it. She has the sweetest family - just like you. Have a great weekend.


  11. Im with Diana, I think I"ll put some pigtails in today too :)

    Well, happy Birthday to her and what a great reminder of how 2 people (& their families!) can be brought together, I just love it!

  12. You and your friend are beautiful people! Happy day to her!

  13. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful post.
    I am amazed at how many wonderful friends I have through adoption. When we decided to adopt after raising our four boys we lost a lot of friends. We also gained a lot of wonderful friends.
    I will hop on over and wish your friend a happy birthday. Enjoy your time together. Good friends are hard to come by : ) I value my friends.

  14. True friends! I love the pigtails too. I can only pull my hair back one week a month (the week I have my hair colored) Otherwise, my roots tell everyone that I am not 29.

  15. Great friends are such a treasure. Very cute pic of the two of you.

    Gin =)

  16. As much as our wait for Emerson sucked, I would have never traded it for a shorter wait. I would not have met some of my closest friends along the way had the wait remained at the 7-8 month mark. Over 3 years later, I am proud of the friendships made.

    p.s....you 2 could pass as sisters!

  17. That sounds like such a special relationship. Some of the people we meet on our journeys our just amazing.

  18. Hey Sis!!!
    It was a fun day!! Thanks for starting it out with the Peanuts B-Day song!!!! I hope you got my voicemail!!!



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