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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Red Thread of Destiny




The Red Thread of Destiny


The Red Thread of Destiny is a belief that comes from an old Chinese legend. Also known as the red thread of fate or red string of fate, it means that people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible red thread.
Chinese Proverb:


An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.

According to the Chinese myth, the gods tied an invisible red thread around the ankles of a man and a woman who were destined to meet and get married. The term is also very popular among families who adopt children from China. The saying is that when a baby is born, he or she is already connected to the important people in his or her life. The red thread becomes an important symbol during the adoption process and helps parents feel connected to the child they are waiting to adopt.

On my last post I mentioned that I did not know how to make a cute little mark on the province's that our daughters are from.  One of my April Panda/ Mei Dreamer/ June Jitterbuggers (The women and men that we waited what felt like so long for our referral of Emma)  the famous Diane, made me this after reading my blog.  Thank you so much Diane!




6 comments:

Terri said...

Oh, how cool is that!!! Congrats on being DTC!!

Rebekah said...

Those were such sweet cake pictures! We just sent a cake to our little son last week b/c he just turned 3!!! I am waiting for pictures from Angela. Hope to get them soon! (We still haven't heard anything about an LID. Checking my inbox for that, too! ;0)

Anonymous said...

It looks like you've started at the bottom of China and are headed toward the top, with about two more stops to go! What a ride, eh? :)

prechrswife said...

Nice! Good work, Diane! :-) (from another Jitterbug)

Anita said...

I LOVE that visual to see where you all have been...what a beautiful picture of receiving your daughters!!

Laine said...

Yay for DTC, Vicki! And that is an AWESOME GOD MADE red thread!!!
Hugs!