Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Family Day #8

Occasionally, it is fun to reminisce about how different my life was 8 years ago. I had a job that allowed me to travel at the drop of the hat. I was in a steady, realtionship with my boyfriend of a couple years. I was excitedly, anticipating, becoming a mom.

On this day 8 years ago, we started in Beijing. We had already spent several days touring in & around Beijing & we were now looking forward to our quick 2 hr flt to Nanchang, where we would get our babies that evening or the next morning.

SNOW! More importantly, flights in Beijing were becoming snowed in! We waited hours in the terminal before out flt for Nanchang was finally re scheduled to depart. It was an uneventful flight. Upon arrival, we gathered our luggage & piled into the vans that would take us to our hotel. Once in the van, our guide, David, told us that the babies were waiting for us at the hotel. We would have approx 15-20 min after check in to get our things together & then we should plan to meet in the conference room.

Whoa..after a long 14 month wait...we were now speeding towards the goal.

Meeting Lindsi was surreal. She never cried. She was full of laughs & giggles. She seemed absolutely delighted with everything going on around her. She was a Mama's girl from the first moment I held her. I'm glad I didn't have a crystal ball that day, or know everything we would face together in the coming year. It was a hard first year.

In the beginning, the resposibility was overwhelming. Once on my own with her, I remember thinking, OK, we've made it a whole afternoon, then a whole day, then a whole week, then a month, without any life threatening disasters.

Happy Family Day Lindsi!!!! Oh how we love you & are so very lucky to call you "ours"!


ebergs said...

She's beautiful- thank you for sharing!


ourchinagirls said...

EIGHT years?!! It just doesn't seem possible! Somedays it feels like just a few years ago! I never, in my wildest imagination, would have dreamed what the past 8 years would have been like. Amazing how we ended up with the most beautiful girls in the world!!


Sandra said...

An amazing girl you have!

Tina Michelle said...

How cute. She sure is adorable.

kitchu said...

i got so choked up reading this, knowing who she is and how she's grown and bloomed in the short 5 or so years i've known her. she is such an amazing, thoughtful, compassionate, KIND person debby. we love her so much and are lucky to know her and have her in our lives!

here's to 8 years.