Tuesday, July 20, 2010

One Year Anniversary Together as a Forever Family

I cannot wrap my head around it being just one year ago that we were walking into the Civil Affairs in China and about to meet our daughter for the first time.  After a long 3 and a half year wait, 4 years from start to finish, it was finally time...
The babies had made the very rough and approximately 3 hour journey to the city to have their lives changed forever.  And had been waiting all morning...and afternoon...not knowing what was about to happen to them...

And yet...more paperwork!  It was unnerving!  This particular paperwork had to be completely 100% accurate as this would go on the document showing we were a family.

There were no words to describe how long the wait was and then to be here and wait more...

And then all of a sudden there they all were...Emma is the second from the left...

There she is...

She looked so different in person than the pictures they sent to us...

She was even cuter than we imagined...



And from that moment on...she never let me go...

Took about 3 days before she would let Dennis hold her...now she won't let either one of us go!

With the 13 hour difference.  This morning at 2 a.m. our time was when we met and it is already the next day  when we went back to the Civil Affairs at 8:30 a.m. and made her officially our daughter...




And Emma is getting better since we had to take her to the ER Friday.  It could have easily been the croup, but she didn't have that barking cough...not quite anyway.  But she did get a steroid for her throat so she could get some relief.  Poor thing is already having to deal with the sinus and allergy problems.


Here is the video I had put together for Mother's Day to remember this special time, and the year of pictures before she was with us...
Wo Ai Ni (I Love You)

Untitled from Patricia Roebuck on Vimeo.

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2 comments:

  1. wo ai ta, she is lovely, Emma, your first year together..., and the day that you meet her is so marvellous, i don't find words at this moment..., in my brain, and i'm not going looking for in the dictionary now.... you know how can i feel me, when i see your photos and video.
    thanks and congratulations again, you have a wonderful daughter.
    Felisa

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  2. I know I am late but Happy Family Forever Day! Love all the pics and video.

    Love,

    Wendy

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