Monday, April 28, 2008

One Week Away!

Until now... I wouldn't even allow myself to think too much about my trip to Taiwan. It's so overwhelming, when I think of the moment I meet the little girl, for whom I've waited what feels like forever, I am overcome with excitement, emotion, and fear. I know I won't be able to take her home but spending a few days with her will be one of the three most memorable days of my life.

I told Jeff the other day, "the boys and I bonded when I carried them and we'll always have that special time. Now I can say I had a similar time with Lucy when she hears I flew halfway around the world just to see her and hold her, even though it was only for a few days."

So for those of you who asked me about the trip and I said "talk to me next week," you're the same people who will have to pick my sobbing self off the floor when I think about it this week. So put your rainboots and slicker on and come along for the ride.

Game on.

PS How cute is this? My niece Monica made this for her littlest cousin. I love how excited Lucy's cousins are to meet her and I can't wait to head back east this summer. Thanks Monica!

10 comments:

Tisra said...

Yes, it will hurt to see her and have to say goodbye. However, it will be something you'll never regret, also. Seriously, how could you ever regret the opportunity to see your daughter?!

Tisra
waiting for referral

Andrea said...

How wonderful it is almost here! It will be the most treasured moment when you get to meet your sweet Lucy. I can't wait to see the pictures :)

Tiffany said...

Yeah 1 week away! I'm so very excited for you to see Miss Lucy and spend some time at SLC. I cannot wait to follow your adventure!! Good luck this week, I know it will be an emotional one for you!

Thinking of you - -
tiffany (sophia's mom)

Yvonne Crawford said...

Wow, it will be amazing for you and I love the analogy of your special time with her like you had with your sons when you were pg.

Happy travels!

marina said...

You must be so excited! Wish I could come with you!

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

We are so excited for you and will be following your blog faithfully.

Julie said...

Jackie, we are all thinking of you this week!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ROCK.

Kim and Russ said...

So exciting!!!!!!
Can't wait to see pictures of you holding your beautiful baby girl!

~Kim

Barbara said...

I have been thinking of you all week. Good luck on your adventure to see you little girl. I am also looking forward for your visit home this summer. Have a safe trip. I will be thinking of you.

Rebecca said...

Thinking of you & supporting you in prayer this week, Jackie!

I can't wait to hear about that moment that you held Lucy for the first time.