Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Puna...at last

Now in Pune, reality has hit. We are going to become a family of four sometime this week!

Somewhat like a rerun, we've packed our donations, received our CALL and will meet the girl that God has found for us tomorrow at 3:30pm. Scared? you bet. Excited? absolutely. But with this second adoption comes an unexpected confidence that we both feel so deeply in our souls. I think, if she were able to put into words these sorts of abstract feelings, Devi would say she is feeling it too. As the wheels hit the tarmac today, Pat looked at me and said, "I am ready". Without another word, I knew what he meant. For the past six years we've been planning our family and now we are ready to complete it.

Our last stop brought so many questions from interested people from across the world. (We have not yet met another person from the states) Praising us for our plans. Congratulating us for the job well done that they witness in our Devi as she tells our story from a 4 year olds point of view to anyone who will listen. We have not yet entered a taxi, plane or hotel without her telling someone (whether they speak English or not) why we are in India.

At the very bottom of our suitcase, lies the few things we have brought for Treya. Things to wear, play with and cuddle with. They, too have been all over India waiting to fall into the arms of the one they are intended for. We are ready. I hope Treya is too.

Treya, my sugar plum, we are a lot to take in all at once. We love you more than you know. Tonight as our heads hit the pillow, I pray that our meeting is a good one. That you like us...a little. Time will tell. Tomorrow at 3:30. Wow. A new chapter begins.

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SLP said...

I enjoy reading your blog as we are anxiously awaiting news of guardianship for our daughter who is waiting in Nagpur! I love reading and seeing your journey through India and can't wait to see and hear the news of tomorrow's meeting!! So happy for all of you!

Kristi said...

Oh my it's finally here!!! We will be patiently waiting to hear all about those first moments with your Treya. Praying that it is magical and drama free!!

:) Hugs from all of us!

Laura said...

I have watched your story unfold... not always commenting, but enjoying every blog post! I will pray for your family today and I am so genuinely EXCITED for you! Can't wait to see pics of your family of 4! Laura

Peter and Nancy said...

There always seems to be a turning point on these India trips . . . with some sights seen, the focus and butterflies shift exclusively to meeting your daughter. We are thrilled that your day is here at last!

Anonymous said...

Praying that her adjustment to you amamzes everyone.So happy for you all.I can just imagine that you all will get any sleep tonight--just thinking about your special day tomorrow.

Traci said...

Praying for all 4 of you!

Anonymous said...

We are with you in spirit! Much love DD

The Pfeiffer Family said...

YAY! So close to your sweet little girl. Praying for a wonderful first meeting and quick bonding. Can't wait to see pictures of the 4 of you together at last.

April :-)

Karen said...

Oh, I am in tears! Your amazing adventures, the stunning scenery and the memory-making experiences you've had over the past days... and now it all comes to this: the moment, the child, the embrace you've waited for! I am so excited for you... we will be praying and thinking of you all day!

Sending love!
Karen & family

Lynda said...

I think I'm gonna cry! Can't wait for tomorrow for you all and to see the first photos of you all together at last!!

Emily said...

Prayers and tears and so much excitement for you!! What a spiritual journey you have been on, to find this girl, your Treya. And the day has finally come when she will be in your arms :) I am thrilled beyond words and simply cannot wait to hear all about it! Emily

Danielle Hampton said...

Hi, Julie! I am thrilled to have found your blog! We are in the adoption process from Pune, and I have been scimming your entries to see which orphanage your sweet babe was in? I can't wait to sit down tonight to read about your journey. We are waiting for our I-800 approval now.