Sunday, August 31, 2008

7 Days and Counting...

It is 11 a.m. in Tainan right now... one week from this second, I will be the happiest mom in the world. Can you believe we've actually gotten to this point?

Tiffanie is with Gracyn as I type... AMAZING! And Lucy and Noah are the next to come home. The three of us moms have certainly spent enough time waiting.

The first glimpse of our daughter almost a year ago.

Speaking of waiting... for those of you who only know your kids via photos and monthly updates and feel like it will never happen——it will! And you know what? If you're anything like me, you'll wonder why you wasted so much time worrying and obsessing about moving forward when you could be doing all the things you said you'd do. Have I learned enough Mandarin? Uh, no. Did I freshen up on my sign language to make it easier? Hmmm, nope. Is my house completely organized from top to bottom before she gets here? Now that's just funny.

Someone said to me many months ago that I should not focus on when it's going to happen, but that it is going to happen. And that is the one thing that kept me going. It will happen for you, too. In fact, the wait—for me—has been like being pregnant... you wish it away at times but it's drawn me closer to Lucy, helped me look within myself for something I didn't even know I had, and has grown a love for the little girl who was meant to be with us.

That being said—kick, scream and cry when you need to. You deserve that too.


Steve n Coco said...

"Don't focus on WHEN it is going to happen, but that it IS going to happen..." Beautiful. Thanks for the reminder, Jackie.

Unknown said...

7 days, just 7 more days. Sweet words :)

William's Family said...

We're so excited for you. If you listen carefully, you'll hear a big whoop come up from somewhere around the Philadelphia area when your Meeting Day post finally goes live.

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you guys. I am looking forward to hearing about the new adventure in your life. I am also so looking forward to seeing her when you come home. Looking forward to meeting Lucy in Woburn!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

YIPEE! :) So your appointment is after mine? Ours is at 10 am was what I was told. I better check again this week! :) So excited for us both. LOVE that picture of Miss Lucy! :)

Its finally here!
Noah's Mommy

lorabelle said...

Well said Jackie! Funny how we loose our minds somewhere in the waiting process and can't seem to get anything done...I did the same thing. I "nested" a little, but not nearly as much as I had intended to! 7 more days Jackie!!!
I just told my DH that between this weekend following Gracyn and next week following you and Tami, I'm going to be a happy tearful mess! He "gets" it though... He totally gets it and wishes you the best just as I.
Counting down with you!!!

Daria - Boutique Cafe said...

I just can't wait to hear she's in your arms! So thrilled for you, and I keep checking back to read if you've blogged more.
It's so close now. We're all routing for you guys!!