random thoughts, musings and misadventures of a sometimes lucid and often clumsy thirty-something
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
and then something wonderful happened....
Just when I needed something to renew my faltering faith in the universe....
My older brother and his wife got the news they have been waiting for for almost five years...they will be flying to China within the next month or two to pick up their beautiful baby girl!!!!
My bro and his wife have gone through hell and back trying to adopt....applications, interrogations, criminal checks, background checks, family checks, financial checks, psychological checks....and all of this after enduring several miscarriages and even the birth of a stillborn baby.
They are such wonderful people and have always been there for me and the grrrlz whenever we needed them. My sis in law has written each of my grrrlz a postcard every week of each of their lives...even when they were too young to read, she would do a collage of pictures and letters and numbers and send it off. We have almost two complete bookshelves filled with beautiful books they have given each grrrl on every birthday and each Christmas.
If there was ever a couple deserving of a child to parent and love it is them. Congratulations to them and to our entire family. We are blessed and I am so happy my cheeks are wet with streams of tears.
Thank you Universe....they deserve this...and my beautiful little niece will and already is so loved!
Mr T.... the big brown man that I live with, am engaged to, smoke cigars with, drink cava with, garden with, love with and who is actually more stubborn than me....sometimes
Kiki....oldest daughter, 15, space cadet, musician, forgetful, messy but kind and generous so easily forgiven
Kaori...middle daughter, 12 (well almost), obsessed with everything Asian especially Japanese anime, emotional, artistic, so freaking beautiful and strong willed that I know she is going to cause all my hair to turn grey in the next few years
Little B....youngest daughter, 9, cuddle bunny to the nth degree, just sweet sweet sweet, the baby that never complains, our own Little Miss Sunshine