9/6 – Gotcha Day! (Pre-gotcha)

Posted On: Sunday, September 5th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Last moments as a family of 6!

IT’S TIME! I think we’re all in a state of disbelief right now.  It’s so hard to believe that after 14 months of paperwork, and just over 9 months to the day of staring at a little girl’s picture, we will be meeting her!  It’s 9:00am and we’ll be heading to the lobby at 9:30 with the 8 other families receiving their children today.

Over the last few days it’s been progressively harder to maintain my composure!  If I think about her or hear her name mentioned, the tears are there.  I’ve been trying really hard to hold it all in (mostly because it happens when we’re out touring with 20 other people!).  I’m afraid the flood gates may open once I see her.  They ask the adoptive parents not to cry since the children may mistake the tears as sadness or disappointment.  Not sure how well that’s gonna work!  I’m forgoing the mascara just in case. 🙂

Todd is nervous.  He’s the one who will be communicating with her.  This morning he said, “What if I forget Chinese?”  Ha ha!  Then at breakfast he says, “What if she can’t understand my weird-sounding Chinese?”  He’s so funny.  He could hardly eat.  He’s that nervous about it.  I think he’ll do fine.  He may be nervous for 5 or 10 minutes, but then he’ll be fine.  I know it. 🙂

15 MINUTES!!!  I hope she’s ready!  I hope we’re ready!  It’s almost too overwhelming to think about.  “Our life is about to change…are you ready?”  says Todd as I’m typing this.  It’s hard to believe that she’s almost here.  She’s being brought from the orphanage which is about a 3 hour drive from here.  I bet she’s in the city–so close!  I can’t say anything else right now because I might not be able to keep myself together.  I’ll sign off for now.

I’ll try to post again tonight, although that plan hasn’t been working out too well.  I tend to crash around 8pm.  I’ll try to at least get some pictures posted of previous days.  Then I’ll come back and fill in as I have time.  Thanks for your patience everyone!

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4 Responses to “9/6 – Gotcha Day! (Pre-gotcha)”

  1. melissa davis says:

    So exciting!! I am praying for you all and good luck! What a moment!

  2. Sheri says:

    What a amazing moment this will be…You guys are awesome and congratulations!

  3. Malinda says:

    Wow Jill, I am so happy for you guys! What an amazing experience for your family and your new daughter. Thank you for sharing this experience with all of us, I cannot help but cry tears of joy for you guys every time I read your blog.

  4. Nicole says:

    It just takes me back to our adoption. We’re so excited for your family and can’t wait to hear all about it!

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