This is the final stretch, we are almost there. It is only three more days of waiting until we board a plane and head to China, and only one more week until I hold my daughter for the first time. The next Monday I face will find me a mother of two and finally in a family of four ready to face all the joys that life has to offer together. These last few days sleep has been just out of my reach as my mind races of thoughts of how the "forever moment" will be. I wonder will she cry and will I be able to comfort her, will James fall in love with her right away or will it take him some time to adjust to being a big brother. Will Randy be at ease with our little girl, or will he fear "Breaking" her? This is just a sample of my minds eye, among worries of travel and fear of Miah being really sick, I just can not sleep. I long to have this moment so that all will come to rest in my mind and I will KNOW my daughter. I love her. I LOVE her. I LOVE HER. All will be ok and I know that no matter what we face God is on our side and he will lead and guide us. Lord it is my prayer that you whisper to Miah's little heart that we are coming. Father in heaven please give this child a sense of peace, and help her to know that it will all be alright.
This will be the last post before we go, but I plan on blogging as much as possible while we are in China. I wanted to take the time to thank a few people before I go, just in case when we get home I find myself a little to busy at first.
First to the few of you who have commented on my blog on a regular basis... Thank you, you have not gone unnoticed and have brought many smiles and much joy to my heart.
Kelly, I love you girl! You have been a wonderful source of information for me. You have made me feel apart of our little adoption community and most of all you have just been a wonderful influence to me. Your joy over my daughters homecoming was just the icing on the cake, thank you so much for sharing in this with me and I can not wait to come and introduce my Miah to your M. and E. What wonderful little friendships may bloom here?? Oh what fun it will be to see!
Erin, You have on more than one occasion been a life saver to me. You are my Notary In Shining Mini Van.... LOL! I am so very thankful for you and your warm heart and bubbling personality and I look forward to introducing Miah to you and Miss M. I also wait with great anticipation for the next Little Miss M. to come home too!
Kingdom Life Family, Thank you all so much for your continued support and Love. Your prayers and blessings are such a strength to our family. We love you all and we know Miah will too.
Karen S., I know that you may never see this but in the event that you do, thank you so much for your time and prayer for Miah. Thank you for encouraging me in the beginning of my Journey to her and for reminding me that with God all things are possible. I love and miss you girl.
Karen E., Thank you for sharing in my joy with me. Thank you for being a wonderful friend in Christ and just for loving me. You are a true Gem and I know that very soon God will bless you with a wonderful bundle of your own.
Gram, Oh how I love you!! Thank you for just being you and for wanting Miah just as much as I do. One of my greatest joys in life is being your granddaughter and I so look forward to bringing your great granddaughter home to you. Thank you for your open mind, open arms and open heart.... We are almost there!
Mom, My best friend, my buddy.... You are my hero! I love you mom. Thank you for all your support, for the joy you find in bringing this baby home. Thank you for loving my children and wanting the best for them. Thank you for being my shoulder to cry on and my ear to bend. Thank you for encouraging me and for telling me like it is even when I do not always want to hear it. Thank you for getting it. For seeing it through my eyes, and knowing that adoption is just as special and just as real as any biological child. Thank you for opening your mind and listening when others will just not hear, you made this "pregancy" real for me ... Thank you.
Mom S. I love you and thank you for all that you are in my life and all that you will be in Miahs life. Thank you for already loving her and for just being thrilled she is coming. I know you two will have a special bond and I look forward to it!
James, Mommy loves you buddy. Thank you! You are going to be a wonderful big brother and I thank you for always believing that sister really would come home.... We are almost there monkey!
Randy, Thank you. My life long soul mate, my love, my one and only, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for taking this journey with me and for having this baby with me. I am so in awe of the love you already have for this little girl that we call our own, I am thankful for the father you already are to James and I know Miah will be blessed to call you daddy too. Thank you for making this choice with me and helping me get through when I almost felt like giving up... you knew I never would! You put up with the mood swings and the depression, you put up with the pity parties and the down in the dumps moments on this roller coaster that no one else could really understand and I am thankful for that. Thank you for sharing the dream with me, the looking ahead and the planing for our daughter. I love you babe.