Tuesday, November 4, 2008

She's He-ere!

For those of you that are praying for us, I cannot tell you thank you enough. Although I will try: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU again! We have needed your prayers desperately and are very, very grateful.

After a very emotional reunion at the airport and a night spent catching up on as much as you can before jet-lag just plain knocks you on your butt (her body is about 14 hours ahead of Texas time - eeks!), we've gotten some rest and are spending some time catching up some more today. JK is at school, N is at work, and I've taken the day off, which has left us time to focus on each other.

We've cried, we've shared pictures and stories, we've giggled, we've laughed until we almost wet our pants...and I feel "found"...if that even makes sense. Not that I don't have roots, but these are roots that feel like they belong to ME. I have finally seen where my wrinkled hands come from. Where my short legs and completely flat-ass are from. Where my giggle is from. Where my chatterbox personality and silly sense of humor is from. Where my taste for salty foods and love for gardening comes from. And this is just in 20 or so hours with a pretty decent language barrier. (A lot can be said for drawing, hand gestures, funny noises and LOTS of patience - ha!) I can only imagine what the next few weeks will be like!

So today, our agenda consists of shopping at some Asian markets for familiar foods, browsing more pictures, more catching up, enjoying the beautiful weather, and just BEING. I really don't know what the next few weeks will be like, but if we go underground for awhile and you don't see N and I in our normal schedules, it's nothing personal. We are just trying to make the very most of every waking moment we can squeeze from each day while she's here. Which I can tell you already, is not long enough...

8 comments:

Karrie said...

Ok, you know me well, so you'll know how big this is. I looked at this picture and started crying. I don't have the words to express how very happy I am that you've finally gotten this gift after all these years!

Love you!

vanityofvanities said...

I had no idea this was something you were pursuing.

What a gift from God.

Luke, Kristen and Pierce said...

Wow! I cannot believe how much you guys look alike. What a beautiful woman she is.

I bet she is just eaten alive with you and her precious grandson! (And N, too, of course!)

What a sweet reunion. Praying for the rest of your time!

The Kennedy's said...

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! You definitely share her beauty~ :)

Ashley said...

This is so sweet! I'm so happy for you that you can spend quality time with your mom! You do look so much alike!!! enjoy!!

Lauren and Derek said...

Wow, what an exciting time!! Live it up! You two are such beauties!

The Kings said...

We're thrilled for all of you! We hope its a wonderful time.

Ron said...

Congratulations.

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