Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back in Taipei

We made it back to Taipei this morning. Janie was GREAT on the flight. She took a bottle right after take off, then played the entire flight and fell asleep right before landing--even slept the entire taxi ride back to the hotel. What a great baby girl!!

I can't wait for everyone to meet her. Trust me when I say, you will be seduced by her charm. She is beyond adorable and loves to laugh and smile. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to imitate me with her mouth (blowing bubbles, opening her mouth, making kiss smacking noises). Of course I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it too!!!

Leaving Taitung, her birth town was hard. While I am thrilled to have my daughter, I am sad for taking her from her culture. I hope and pray for the right answers to her questions as she grows....meeting the birth parents and getting pictures will help her, I know. 

I am so blessed that Janie spent the beginning of her life in such a special place. My agency and Deana are great! I was able to see their work first hand. I spent several hours at the birth home with the babies (only Janie and 1 other adorable boy right now) and meet the birth moms living there as well as some of the nannies. While I only spent a little time with the birth moms, I hope they saw the difference they are making. I hope they saw how much I love this child. I hope they know that the family they choose will love thier child equally as much!
They are wonderful young ladies who are faced with difficult situations. I admire each of them for their courage and bravery. As the adoptive family, I can tell them first hand how much they have given us! What great young ladies! It was an honor to see each of you. 

And, one young birth mom in particular spent a lot of time with us. She is great....adorable smile! Although we had a language barrier, I could tell how wonderful she is! She spent alot of time with my daughter and I am forever grateful to her as well. What a blessing she is to those around her and to the family she will choose for the child she carries. She is truely a precious gem! I pray they each know how special they are!!

I am going to try to post a few pic from yesterday and some from today! We'll see....


ellis.thea said...

I just love her smile! I'm glad the first plane ride went well! I can't wait to meet her in person...soon!

Dunns said...

Congrats!! Janie is beautiful!!! You can see in the pictures her sweetness:)


Heather in Texas said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Molly said...

She is Precious! I can't wait to play with her at the football games!

Dana J. said...

Tonya, Tonya, Tonya she is so adorable!!!!! I'm sorry I haven't posted before now. I forgot you had the blog going. I have been thinking about you and praying for you all and hoping everything was going well. I told my friends while we were walking the other day on the 14th that this was the day you were going to see your new baby girl. I am so thrilled for you and grandma. I can't wait to meet her myself. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy, this is a special time. Keep the posts coming. I love reading them. Take care, Dana in Alabama