Well it’s Friday night in China . The suitcases are packed and sitting by the door all ready for our 5:30 AM pick up. As I write this post my girls are asleep and I am not far behind. Our trip to China is coming to an end. What a trip it has been! I think we have experienced every emotion while here. As I leave tomorrow I will leave a little part of my heart here. This is where God hand picked our two daughters especially for us. For that I will always be grateful.
As the plane door closes tomorrow morning this chapter of our life will be coming to an end. And a new chapter will begin when we land in Chicago . We will continue our life as a family of four but we will be living it in our own house and Kit’s new country. There will be good days and bad. There will be laughs and there will be tears. I am sure there will be arguments and misunderstandings. There will be hurt feelings and scraped knees. There will be struggles with the adjustments at hand. There will certainly be language barriers. Which I am sure will cause us all a bit of frustration.
We will all get back to some sort of normalcy. Rich will go back to work. Lucy will go back to school and continue her ballet. Kit won’t be far behind. I will be back at the grocery story and paying the bills. I will be running errands and taking care of the house. There will be interruptions and things that we didn’t plan for. There will be exciting days and there will be mundane days. And most days will be somewhere in between. When we get back home life will go on as usual because that is what life does.
What will be different is we will have two daughters to love and to take care of. We will have two sets of little feet running through our house. We will hear two sweet voices laughing out loud. We will have two girls jumping in our bed in the morning. We will get two sets of hugs and two sets of kisses. We will be doubly blessed!! We will have the privilege of watching our girls grow up and become whoever they want to be. We will celebrate their accomplishments and encourage their dreams!!
What I look forward to the most will be watching the relationship between two sisters. As far as I am concerned – there is nothing better than the bond of a sibling - and I should know! Friends and acquaintances may come and go but siblings will be there forever. They will protect you and stick up for you, they will always have your back. They will make you laugh and they might make you cry. They will be there for you in good times and bad. They will know things about you that no one else knows and they will love to remind you of that. They will watch you grow up. They will witness all of your achievements as well as your mistakes – and they will love you no matter what. You share a history with your siblings like that of no one else. Lucy and Kit will share a special history. Not only are they sisters but they will always share the same beginnings. I hope that will be a comfort to them someday.
Not long after we get home Kit is going to meet her extended family. She has dozens of cousins, she has wonderful Aunts and Uncles and she has the two best Grandparents a girl could ask for. They have all loved her before they even met her. They will welcome her into our family like the have welcomed every other cousin, niece, nephew or grandchild. They will love her with all of their hearts and they will love her unconditionally and for that I am thankful! She will meet all of our wonderful friends and she will make friends of her own. She will be surrounded by people who along with us excitedly awaited her arrival.
Kit has her whole life ahead of her. I can’t wait to see what is in store for her. To think that just three months ago I saw a little picture of a sweet little girl come across my computer screen. She was a beauty living in an Orphanage half way around the world – now she is our daughter and her future is filled with endless possibilities! Life is more than good and we are more than fortunate!
As I write my last post from half way around the world I want to thank everyone for your kind e-mails, your sweet messages, your well wishes and for all of your prayers. They meant the world to me and they made every day here a little bit better. Thanks so much to Diana for managing my Blog and publishing all of my posts. No one could have followed along with us had it not been for her help and kindness.
So tonight I will wish you my last Good night from China . The next time I post I will be home, sweet home!! Thanks for following along and getting a little peek into our time in China . I can’t for you to meet Kit in person - I guarantee you that you will love her as much as we do!