Sometimes the wait seemed so long over the last year, especially when I saw her very first picture. It felt like it was going to be the longest 4-6 months of my life. Even though some of the days were longer than others, I can't believe I am sitting here. Bags are packed, and I am so ready to meet my daughter! I must say for the first time, I feel nervous. Mostly nervous about how she is going to react to us. I am praying that she bonds and attaches to us both quickly, but I also know that it is sometimes not the case. So those of you that have kept our family in your prayers, please pray that God is preparing her heart.
I will miss my boys terribly! I will definitely be holding back tears when I say goodbye on Wednesday morning. Leaving them for 2 weeks is not my first choice, but the best one for our family right now. They will start school while we are gone. Today they found out who their teachers will be, so I was glad to know that before I left. I love you my sweet boys!
We leave on Wednesday, and on Sunday we will meet our little girl. For those of you on the east coast, we will meet Hayley while you are sleeping (Saturday night into Sunday). I hope to post something that night when she (hopefully) falls asleep...ha! :-)
God has been so good! I know I have said that over and over in my posts, and I will continue to say it always. He has blown me away with this whole adoption journey. Financially He has blessed us with what we need, when we needed it. Emotionally and Spiritually, I have grown so much. I am starting to see that when we follow His will, and we are doing something to futher His Kingdom, He will bless that.
We will be in four different cities, while we are in China. I am sure the trip will be exhausting, but also so exciting to see the culture and experience the country that our daughter is from. I hear that driving over there is an experience, and that the Chinese food there is nothing like the Chinese food here. I am very excited see what "squeak" shoes are all about, and plan on getting Hayley a pair. I am most certainly not looking forward to the "bathrooms" that are just a hole in the ground (hmmmm...), or the intense heat that we were told to expect. But we are really looking forward to seeing the Great Wall, and we are hoping to toboggan down. I never knew you could do that!
So I thought I would post a few pictures of her room here, and the next time I post we will be in China!!! Yay!