Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An emotional day!

A few pictures from today.....

Janie after bath time in one of her soft sleepers (thanks Martha!) and a few more of her being silly!

We started off going to do some paperwork for the adoption. We then played some at the birth home and went to lunch with Deana and her assistant (who is fabulous by the way!). We had a wonderful meal! Of course, we had to use forks instead of the chopsticks (oops-crazy Americans). I never crossed "Learn to use chop sticks before travel" off my to-do list!! Food was yummy and conversation was great. It is nice spending time with these 2 amazing women.

Then we went to the hospital and met the social worker and nurses who took care of Janie the first part of her life while she was in the NICU. Oh my goodness, what wonderful people! They were so excited to see Janie--lots and lots of squeals, oohs, and ahhs. And tons of pictures were taken by me and by the nurses!!

Then back to the hotel to rest and get ready for the day's big event--meeting the birth mother. I also met the birth father. Wow, is all I can say. There are no words to describe those moments I shared with them. Deana was able to translate for us and the three of us were able to communicate our feelings to each other. I was also able to take some pictures that I know Janie will some day cherish! I will keep this conversation private--it is for my daughter to know. It is her story. But, I will say there were plenty of tears by everyone and that this precious child has been so loved already in her short 7 months.

Everyone, and I mean everyone loves this baby! What a precious gift she is. I am honored to be her mom!!!

Edit: OK for some reason the pictures won't load.....I'll try again tomorow...I need to go...sorry guys!

6 comments:

Charlene said...

I am so glad to hear all is going well and am thrilled to know you are taking lots of pictures. Janie is very loved - on both sides of the world. Grif & I send our love to all - baby Janie and her mommie( can you beliece it yet?) and of course "Grannie Patti"

Marian Dunn said...

Hello from GA...we all looked at your pics at the Women's Group last night and now can follow your blog. So happy to hear things are going well and that you are getting to meet those important people in Janie's life. Janie is so blessed to have had them and now you to love and nurture her. Can't wait to meet her...hugs to you all...

ADDING TO OUR FAMILY! said...

I LOVE your update and pictures (can't wait to see the ones that were supposed to upload today!!!!!)!! She is SO precious, and you are right, she is such a blessing!!!!!!! ~ I can't wait until we get to go there and experience what you are!! Enjoy getting to know your daughter!!!
Blessings!
Denice

Kathy Kennon said...

Wow! She is so beautiful and alert. I know you are so excited. The pictures are great. Now we are ready to see her in person. Enjoy every moment with her. And I am glad everything went well. Love to all THREE!

Becky said...

Glad you are all doing well. My friend from China says chop stix are for snacking and forks are for eating. So no worries there. Glad to hear you are taking lots of pics. I can't wait to see them. When you're back we'll have to go through some of my scrapbook stuff. I have some things I've picked up over the last few months in anticipation of you becoming a mommy. Love ya lots.

Bethany said...

Amazing! Oh couse I teared up reading.