Thursday, March 3, 2011

18 days...

On Monday, we received TA. (Hooray!) We waited 18 days from the time our article 5 was picked up and sent to Beijing. Today, we received our consulate appointment; we are scheduled to meet our daughter in... 18 days! Tonight that seems like a million years away, but I'm sure we'll be there before we know it.

We know our daughter is somewhere inside this building. (But not for long!) The process to get her ready to meet us should be underway! Even if they're not doing anything yet, the date we meet her should have been passed on to her caregivers!

Oh, this waiting has eaten me up - especially recently! And all this time, Cora has had no idea what's about to take place. She has no idea that she has a crazy mama and (quite a bit more level-headed) daddy that are unbelievable excited to meet her. She has no idea that she has a pretty cool "big" sister ready to take her under her wings (for good and "bad" - I'm sure.) She has no idea that she has grandparents and aunts and uncles and cousins that cannot wait to welcome her into our family. We wait with so much anticipation, and she is none the wiser. (Lucky her!) Cora, you are coming home!


  1. Congratulations! I am so excited that I get to meet her in China! We can look forward to our trip now that the waiting is almost over!!

  2. Congratulations!!! We are so excited for you, your family and for Cora! Can't wait to see her in your arms!