Thursday, June 22, 2006

She's Spread Her Wings

She is flying right now. She left Beijing on 6/22/06 at 3:00pm Beijing time. She is apparently enjoying her time snuggling up in a stack of 11 other (that we know of) little friends, xiao peng hao as the might say in the orphanage playroom. All of them together weigh only 1lb. Twelve little pictures, twelve descriptive sheets, twelve sketchy medical reports. I, as her mother can only hope the darling dozen were lovingly placed in the envelope with a wish for a good life with families that would love them unconditionally forever.

It is daunting to think how that one 1lb. envelope will change so many lives so quickly. Couples who have longed for a child for years will suddenly be a family, single women and men will have wild dreams fulfilled, children will become brothers and sisters in for a lifelong journey, infertiles will become filled with abundance, some will see the a child through their child's eyes, grandparenthood. But most of all children who through no fault of their own experienced the greatest loss of all will now experience the gift of family.

We hope to hear more about what is in that 1lb. package on Monday or Tuesday. All twelve will be pulled out by capable hands. Words will be translated from their native tongue to English. Calls will be made to hysterically happy families.

This is the adoptive circle of life. We are grateful to be a part of it all again.

20 comments:

Kristin said...

oh wow... i am totally tearing up and this post makes me want to adopt again because i remember this feeling of anticipation and i am just SO HAPPY FOR YOU and for your new daughter.

congratulations.

Traci said...

Wow Perrin,

So beautifully written! I've been waiting all day for your update.

We look forward to sharing the planes, hotels and bus' with you & your Main Muffin Man.

Traci

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Huge goosebumps.
So happy for you!

Julie said...

That's beautiful! You're so eloquent!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Oh my gosh, so exciting!!! Congrats, can't wait to heatr details!!
Lisa

Lee-Anne said...

You have such a beautfiul way with words!

Yes, your baby girl is "officially" on her way home.

Stephanie said...

YEAH!! I too can't wait to hear all about her!

Lisa & Jeff said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Johnny said...

Go Perrin go! I'll need blogging notes for the next few weeks about how to prepare #1 for the trip for #2.

Lisa and Tate said...

Great post.... so elequently written!!! Congrats, I can't wait until Monday!!!

Lisa

Colleen said...

These are the perfect words to describe the anticipation you must be feeling this weekend as you await that package.

Can't wait until next week to see the beautiful face of your daughter.

The Belanich's said...

we are so excited for you!! lead the way and we will follow!! here's to a quick TA!

congrats
Sandy B
Lid 7/5

Wendy said...

Your post made me cry. I am so happy for you! I will look forward to hearing all about your daughter when I return from vacation.

Shelba said...

Yay!!!! Congratulations, Perrin! I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing your good news!

Susan said...

Yippee! I'm glad the time is finally here. Now, remember, there are so some super fly pink shiny shoes in NC if you need some.

Enjoy your weekend!

Susan

Lisa~~ said...

Your time has come and I can't wait for the post showing all the details!! I'm so happy for you.

Space Mom said...

CONGRATS!!!! I can't wait to see the photos!

Amy/grrlTravels said...

That was lovely. Hoping that you are taking the weekend in stride.

Eliza2006 said...

Wow...I wasn't expecting a late night cry. Congrats! I'll be checking in to see your new baby!

Tiffany

notguilty said...

I am sitting at my computer with tears in my eyes. We have only just begun our paperchase, and the thing that gets us going is exactly what you've put in your posts - our lives will be filled with abundance, finally.

Congratulations. I'm jumping up and down for you.