Well, I love going to the airport to welcome new arrivals from China and this one was extra special. My very dear friend T traveled to China without her hubby and 2 older girls. She was gone 16 very long days and is thankfully home safe and sound with her new daughter L. She is so adorable and has the CUTEST dimples! It almost makes me want to adopt again (that feeling will be gone in about 2 weeks) but we feel our family is complete. They waited 29 months for their referral and left exactly one month after her referral. With Olivia we waited 9 months for her referral and 10 weeks after referral to travel. With Sophia we got her referral in 6.5 months and traveled 8 weeks later. It saddens me deeply that the wait has gotten so long and if you'd have told me 2.5 years ago that the wait would be this long I would have told you that you were nuts. Never in a million years would I have thought it would be this long. To those waiting, please know our prayers are with you all.
The girls and I are off tomorrow on a "vacation" with my mom. We are going to Philly and will get to meet with several different travel mates - 2 from Olivia's and 1 from Sophia's. We are so excited to see these families. One from Olivia's group is someone that she shared a room with in the orphanage and their cribs were beside each other/end to end to each other. I don't exactly know what I was thinking when I agreed to this trip after being home only one week from our vacation but we will go and have some fun. We are talking like we might go over to the Jersey shore one night to see the beach there. I am hoping to take my laptop and camera cord so I can post pictures but I don't know yet if that will happen since the hotel rooms are not wi-fi nor is it free access.
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