Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I’m Trying To Not Freak Out...

No, we don’t have our TA yet, which is driving me a little crazy, since we thought we would be on an airplane this month flying to our children in China.
However, the AWESOME thing that is happening today is that we are skyping with our children at 7:00 tonight, which is 9:00 a.m Wednesday for them.  
In just a few hours we will be “meeting” our children, sort of, face to face.  This is pretty unusual in adoptions I hear.  Our agency felt that it might be helpful for Noelani because of what has happened in the past.  I am really nervous, excited, scared, thrilled...
and wondering.
How will it go meeting them like this?  What will we say? Will they like us?  What will it be like trying to skype with the language differences?  I know that they will be nervous and shy...how do I help them (and me)?
We bought them an outfit and a gift each to show to them tonight.  We plan to walk them through the house and show them their bedrooms.  Or course, we will introduce them to their siblings.  We were advised to try to learn a few Chinese phrases to say to them; to show them that we are trying.  But every time I try to remember what I was trying to learn, I forget it.  Do we try to teach them a song?  How?  Thoughts swirl through my head...I can hardly think straight.  
Oh, Please Pray for us...we are about to meet our children!!!!!!!!!
And please share ANY advise that you might have!  
I’ll let you know how things go!


  1. Oh wow! That's awesome! I can imagine this may give the kids some comfort in knowing what to expect of their new family! That's fabulous! So excited for you!

  2. Wow, Shonni, that is sooo exciting!! Praying for you.

  3. Ohhh how wonderful!!!! Can't wait to hear how it goes! We'll be praying for y'all!

  4. WOW! Praying for you all, that is so beautiful!

  5. Oh my goodness...how exciting! I will say a prayer for you right now. :)

  6. Can't wait to hear how it went meeting those beautiful faces. Skype is a wonderful thing!

  7. How did it go? SO excited for you! Love Skype -- such a blessing.

  8. Oh how exciting! My sister got to skype with her kids before they traveled to Taiwan. What a blessing!
    Can't wait to hear how it went!

  9. ¡Felicidades por sus nuevos hijos!


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