Today was absolutely amazing! I woke up at 7am, then 8am then finally got up at 9am. Checked my email first thing and as you know from my various posts it was a while before I heard anything. But not really just felt like it :) My Mom was on me to get over to her house so she would not miss anything. I truly did not even expect to hear anything til this afternoon so I was just hanging out. I would do one thing then check my email, check RQ and check my blog. Then do something else and run through the same checks. I showered and put on a little makeup and then heard my cell go off. Sure enough it was THE CALL. They gave me her name Lin Ping An, Birthday November 13, 2006, her Province Jiangxi and orphanage Yihuang County. Then he described her too me and told me there were pictures coming via email. I told him to describe her because I had promised my Mom I would wait to Abby's face with her. He told me she had a good amount of thin hair, said she was wearing several outfits in 3 photos. Told me she had on green shoes and was smiling and eating a cookie :) he also said he thought the pictures were about 4 months old. I am wondering if the walker picture might be more recent tho cause she looks older and has a little more hair. Anyway basically after that I brushed my hair but did not fix it hence the wild look in my pictures. And drove over to my Moms while calling people as I went. I don't know how I survived the drive cause I don't remember seeing the road. Anyhow I was able to reach my Dad and Mel (Step mother). They were in the car en route home from their cabin and Mel Had her laptop so I told them I would email the pictures as soon as I saw them. I got to my Moms and we opened up the pictures. I set my camera on record but the angle is so unflattering. It shows all 10 of my chins :) Don't know if you really want to see that. Will see. Anyway there she was! Beautiful and perfect in every way! Then basically my Mom and I split up. She was on her computer printing out the pictures and I was on Hugh's (Step dad) computer emailing and blogging and still making and taking phone calls. Dad and Mel called back multiple times :) I waited for Hugh to get home and showed him and then we took pictures. Then I headed up to work. I had called them earlier and told them I wanted to bring the pictures up in person and see their reactions. They said absolutely not. so I sent them one and listened as they opened it up. Lots of hollering went on then I told them I would bring the other two pictures up. So anyway once at work I showed off the rest of Abby's pictures. They proceeded to show them to the patients and visitors. It was fun :0 Then I went home and called my sister. i had emailed the pictures earlier that day but did not want her to show the kids until I was on the phone to hear the reaction. So My Niece Erin answered and they had just walked in the door from school. I listened for their reactions and it was priceless. I wish I could have taped it. Last I put two of Abby's pictures in frames on my mantle :) Then I checked my email and blog and had so much fun reading all of your comments :) I feel like I just won the Oscar. I just want to Hug you all and thank everybody!!!!
This day has been surreal! I am a Mommy! I didn't eat dinner til 10PM tonight. Just took some Tylenol PM too. I don't know how I am going to sleep tonight. I love her already. Those cheeks and those lips :) Her eyes speak volumes. WoW.!!!
Mom and I! She was happy I promise :)