Waiting For Ladybug

Friday, February 17, 2006


Ok, ladies - remember the "nesting syndrome"? When all of a sudden your house has to be perfect, al of the things that have been left undone, now have to be completed? I haven't had it since the week before Ethan was born.
I woke up this morning, and had nesting syndrome! AbbyGrace's closet had to be cleaned out. All of her clothes had to be hung up. I had to make an inventory of her socks to make sure she had every color that she was going to need for each outfit. I sure wish I could figure out what size shoes to buy! And the butterflys - they haven't been hung in her room yet. It had to be done! So I got to work.

About 9:30 - 10:0 the phone rings. It is Sherry from our adoption agency verifying that we had received our latest update on AbbyGrace. Funny thing was, I was looking at the update at the time trying to figure out if a child's foot is 14cm long, what size shoe would she wear? So, the phone rings, I have a brief conversation with Sherry who says that there are no PA's yet. I continue to contemplate the shoe dilemna, and after figuring it out (google is a good thing) I decide it's time to go shopping. I seem to do that a lot when I'm trying to get my mind off of things. And while I'm in Target at about 12:00pm trying to get AbbyGrace's new vanity into the cart, my phone rings. It's Ethan, who tells me that Sherry had just called, and our PA came!


So, you may wonder, "what on earth is PA?" Basically, it means that the Chinese government has given us "Preliminary Approval" to adopt the specific child that we have requested to adopt. It means, that assuming that our home study and criminal records come out clear, SHE'S OURS!

It also means that since she is now ours, we can POST A PICTURE! So, here she is!

This is the first picture that we saw of her in December. This is the face that told me she was my daughter.


Blogger Margo said...

Shannon I am so excited for you, things are really just rolling along. She is sooo beautiful!

10:50 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I am so happy for you. I will be praying for you. God bless you! I miss see you. We enjoy our new appointment even through the hurricane.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Lori and Pete said...

AbbeyGrace really is beautiful. I really enjoy your blog. Now if I could just get my paperchase done with for our qt4 sweetie, Shan Shan!

9:29 AM  

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