Praying for Ansley

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Little Women

Today (Monday Feb. 11, 2008) was the day I was shown 3 little girls and had to pick the one to be my daughter! Choosing a child is not easy, and knowing that you can choose and care for only one is hard, but knowing when you've seen and met your daughter is quite an incredible feeling and one I'll not soon forget!

The little girl I chose to proceed in this journey with is a beautiful 16 month old Kazakh girl with lots of spirit, spunk and personality, not to mention her incredible big brown eyes! She'll steal your heart the minute you meet her - as she did mine (and my Mom's!)

The hard part of the day was knowing that after I decided to proceed with her as my daughter, I didn't get to visit her any more that day. I might have had about 5 minutes with her, so although I got to hold her and choose her to be mine, I wanted more time! I've waited a long time for this day, and I wanted more! Leaving was hard, but knowing I got to come back tomorrow made it bearable.

I got medical information on her, and there is nothing even remotely of concern at this point in her life. She has been healthy since she arrived at the baby house 14 months ago and is currently in good health. (And cute too, I may add!)

We left the baby house and headed home. Now comes the task of choosing the name I'd like to give her. I have changed my mind so many times I'm making my own own head spin. I think I'm narrowing down my choices, but just as I decide against a name on my list, seemingly shortening my list, I seem to add a new choice. I am hoping that after the real visits begin it will become clear what her name should be.

The rest of the day was rather uneventful except that we finally were able to speak to family at home! We'd had a hard time with our phone number here and they couldn't connect (because it was the wrong number!) But, at long last, we got it right and Mom and I got to speak to both Dad and Matthew and later, Regan called as well. It was so sweet to be able to speak to everyone, (except Bobby) but I particularly had missed talking to Matthew and loved every second I got to hear his voice! He had just woken up for the day, so he was a bit tired, but it was good to hear his voice, even if a little sleepy. :)

1 comment:

Jennifer M said...

Yay!!! I hope some day I get to meet her in person! And you and Matthew of course. :-) I can't wait to hear on the name front. It took us several months to choose!