Saturday, February 10, 2007


This was written to Ava from her Daddy on New Year's Day, 2007. I'm posting it on this special day, February 10th.....Exactly one year ago our paperwork headed off to China.

Half a world away I awoke thinking of you
Wondering if your okay, is someone taking care of you
We're you fed last night, did someone put their arms around you
Half a world away lives a family that really loves you

Life started pretty rough, you hang in there we're coming for you
Life can get kind of tough, but with a family you'll make it thru
Half a world away, waits a family just for you

Half a world away you've got a big brother
Wants to know can we dig from this side to the other
Just tunnel right thru so that we can get to you

Half a world away lives your beautiful mother
Her heart cries for you, for you and no other
Fifteen years ago, she began to dream of you
From half a world away, she'll be coming just for you

Half a world away it's still not light
The house is quiet, the stars twinkle from their height
I think of you and I know you'll be alright
Because you have a family who loves you with all their might

Half a world away your father thinks of you
Not a perfect man, has his faults this is true
He already loves with all his heart and soul
To bring you home to this family, that's his quest, that's his goal

Half a world away you have a sister and two brothers
Dogs and cats, a loving father and a special mother
We think of you as the weeks and months go by
This long red thread will not ever be untied

So hang in there little girl, time will pass this is true
Half a world away we are waiting just for you
Even though this waiting is it's own kind of hell
I awoke this morning, hoping you are well

Half a world away your family longs for you
Time and distance separates, for now this is true
One day soon we'll be together, you'll never be alone
From half a world away we'll come to bring you home


Blogger C.J. said...

That is so sweet.

I'm starting the day with teary eyes...but for a good reason.

We're in the home stretch, we have less to wait what we have already waited until our girls are home!

Hard to believe a year gone by isn't it?

9:38 AM  
Blogger Doris & Dan said...

That is so precious. The sentiments ring true for many esp. here.

What a special Dad Ava has. (And a pretty cool rest of the family!!)

Keep smilin!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

I LOVE sweet, and from a guy!! I know my husband has those feelings but I don't think he'd ever write them.

Love all the pics you posted too. Really sweet doggie ones!

1:09 PM  
Blogger Dawn and Dale said...

Oh my!! Sooo beautiful!!

How every did you make it through reading that for the first time??!!

Ava is truly blessed!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Lee-Anne said...

Beautiful words. Thanks for sharing

YAY! You've hit 12 months... what a milestone - there's GOT TO be less months this side, than on the first side?

5:07 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Oh, thanks for sharing that! Nice to know that there are daddies out there sweating this wait out as much as we are! ...Of course my husband still can't remember what DTC stands for but has other admirable qualities ;o)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

happy One Year since DTC!

10:48 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

That made me a bit teary. Very sweet poem. It'll mean so much to Ava.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

very sweet Jeff

11:49 AM  
Blogger Truly Blessed said...

Wow. I cannot imagine my husband ever writing such words (let alone thinking them. Very sweet, and definitely a keepsake Ava will treasure.

12 months gone, let's hope the next several fly by!

Hey, the butterflies are already blooming at FM Gardens! So much fun.

5:22 PM  
Blogger redmaryjanes said...

Reading this just makes me cry. She has a wonderful father half a world away.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Made in China said...

Wow! sniff ..


8:47 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

That is just beautiful.

11:37 AM  

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