Sunday, June 07, 2009

Watching her sleep

We are here in Taipai and it's been an amazing few days. Yes, it's exhausting and between the jetleg and just running around to get from point a to point b by 9am this morning, truly the Amazing Race.

Lia Tsz-Huei is my daughter. I mean, truly my daughter. Saturday morning was just surreal. I'm trying to remember it now....I remember being really scared and cried on the van right over. We met her at the orphanage and as we rode the elevator up my heart was bounding. The elevator opened and there was a screen door that I could hear babies crying and suddenly a little voice, Mommy mommy mommy. I screamed back Lia Lia Lia when the door opened she ran into my arms. She absolutely remembered me like I had just left her the day before. The webchats and the photos and all Nanny and I did to keep the connection has been vital. It was sad. She looked for Daddy and then said "daddy didn't show up." We told her that Daddy was getting the room ready for her arrival. She smiled!!

She holds my hand. Looks for me with others around. I am definetly her mommy.

On Saturday after our reunion we went to party they were having for us. There we met some important people in Lia's life...I'll talk more about this privately.

I have to go..but will write more later! xo


Daniella said...

Wendi - saying congratulations, I am happy for you, etc. seem to small for this monumental occasion - Lia is your daughter and you and Joe are her parents - forever - God Bless you all my friend

Jocelyn said...

I can't wait to hear more, and to see pictures of her in her room, at your house, with her Mommy and Daddy...forever!!

Susan said...

Exactly...what Daniella said! :-)

It's just sooo amazing...on so many levels! I'm excited and thrilled to pieces for all of you. CONGRATULATIONS to YOU ALL - Mommy, Daddy, and Lia!!!!!!!!!

zhonghaosmom said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!

Kerri said...

Yay!!! I love it! So happy for all of you!

Joanne said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I have tears of happiness for you ~ what a beautiful post! Mommy & her girl are finally together forever :)

Anonymous said...

Wendi -
What wonderful news!
I am just thrilled for you!
You are the best Mom!


Shannon said...

Great news! So pleased for you!!

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Oh soooo happy for you. I can not wait to see pictures and hear more.