Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Bringing my babies home............


I peered out the window this morning, and and as I eyed the big black limo slowly creeping down the street my mind reeled back to a time just two years ago. It was nearly 4:00am. Dh always had the same driver (he traveled the world extenstesivley before the girls-and yes he had a driver) so it was no surprise that Carlos would arrive on time even considering the early hour. Within minutes we would be crawling into the back seat of his warm sedan. Today (two years ago) at 6:05am we would board a plane for China . We were finally bringing our babies home.


I remember the day that changed my world. I can still see the image of that precious child running, skipping and giggling as if it were yesterday. I was having lunch with a friend when suddenly my eyes were gazing intently into the eyes of the most beautiful Chinese child I had ever seen. I was taken by her beauty. My eyes followed her every move. I couldn't get enough of her. She was adorable. Skipping. Singing. Twirling. I couldn't peel my eyes off of her. I realized I too was being scrutinized. As I casually looked up to see who was keeping a watchful eye on me I discovered it was her mother. She too was quite stunning AND she was my age! She smiled politely but before I could blast her with some of the naive questions I wanted to ask, she vanished. I couldn't shake the image of the child. My heart ached desperatly for a child. I went home and without discussing it with dh I started researching adoption. I spent all my free time on the internet and at the library. AND I went to an adoption seminar. All before breathing a word of it to him. I kept it to myself as I was not ready to admit my body had stopped working. I was ashamed. I didn't want to disappoint my dh. True to form for me I wanted to enter into this with my eyes wide open. I was( I say was because things changed...) very much a "black and white" kind of gal. Much to my chagrin I wear "gray" well.... What no one prepared me for was that I would find my heart in China.

As our driver dropped us off in front of the airport I remembe walking into the airport and sighing. This. was. what. we. had. waited. for. I stood there in the airport and a tear fell. This was real. We were bringing our babies home. In barely 48 hours 3 planes later and numerous first class lounges I would be holding my babies in my arms. I didn't know what to expect but what I did know I was going to be a mommy. At last. To be continued.......

20 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Very, very,very beautiful...
Brought tears to my eyes..
I am sooo waiting for this day...
I am so glad you found your pretty little girls..
They are your pride and joy..
Can't wait for the rest of the story...
HUGS to you my friend..

Sophie's Mom said...

You are a wonderful writer... I can't wait for the rest!!

My story goes something like this... We piled into our 96 Ford Windstar... lol

Your story sounds much more interesting!! :)

Sam said...

Beautiful as you are, sweetie! Waiting for the next part!!!!

Miss you!!!!
Sam

Cindy from central NC said...

Sitting here on my lunch hour reading this at my desk. Tears falling...falling... falling...down my cheeks.

Love,love,love,
cin

mommy24treasures said...

sweet... beautiful... I too fell in love with Asian children everytime I met one and knew there was a place in my heart that needed to be filled. Can't wait for the rest of the story.
;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh my... had goosebumps... I think that the day I land in China to finally get Shauna... I am going to shed a few tears myself...

Lauren and Ed said...

What an amaxing recount. It is amazing the power of adoption, isn't it? Can't wait to hear part 2.

MississippiZen said...

What a wonderful two years it has been .... congrats on your two year anniversary! Didn't it just fly by??!!

I remember feeling like a stalker around little Chinese girls before Lilli was home LOL!

Margie

cougchick said...

love the intrigue. more.more.more...

Gail said...

Can't wait to read the rest...isn't it amazing how we get to be parents? I also was mesmerized by little Chinese girls. LOL.

The Byrd Family said...

Oohhhh....I am so excited for the sequel! This post made my heart swell!

Julie said...

Congrats on the anniversary! Cannot wait to hear more! I just love these stories!

We always use Private Car (which I think is the actual limo company name in DC). About the same as a taxi and without all the hassle! We used a towncar service in Orlando and Mary Austin asked the driver why the car was not white like Cinderella's carriage.

Mr.Brian said...

Great job at writting.It speaks from your heart.I will be checking back for more.

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful story....I really needed to read this today! You tell it so well.

Rony said...

I have to admit even I reading my story I'm crying! I just will never forget. For. One. Minute. I love my girls so darn much. For my all my friends out there waiting I can't wait for you too to experience this. You are all going to be such amazing moms. You will understand then what it means to be a mom. Well, for those of you who are not a mom yet. I had no idea being a parent could bring me such joy. Truly. They make me laugh. They make me cry. They make me proud. I feel their pain. They are in my soul forever.

I love all of you.

Rony

JinXiu said...

Loved the story. it brought tears to my eyes

Happy Family Day

Stcai and Emilee

kerri said...

Thanks for sharing, can't wait to read the continuation.
I recall getting on the plane to get Jennifer and looking over at my hubby who was holding onto my hand so tight, we were both shedding tears.It was so powerful, life altering and unforgettable.
Thanks for taking me back in time...

Amyesq said...

SO wonderful to hear you tell it! I can't wait for the next installment.

Mom, brother and I flew out two weeks after Tim, since we was already there on business. It was an adventure indeed.

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are making me cry.............
I didn't know that is how your journey to your girls started.... God is so awsome and oh, so faithful..... Your body didn't need to "work" only your heart.... for your babies were right on time waiting for their Mama in China.
Thank You Jesus....
I love you my friend....

Yoli said...

Rony, isn't amazing, that first moment when you are touched by adoption? By touched I mean, when you first encounter a kindred soul which shines a light in your path. I can see you clearly in my mind's eye as you watched that little girl. I get chills.