Thank you so much to everyone who has read my blog, and left us feedback. We have LOVED all of the name suggestions, and have been so thankful for all of the words of support.
I promised more information about Min Han. Since she is currently one of my very favorite subjects to talk about, I am thrilled to do this. 🙂
On the day after I returned from London (1/18), I got a phone call. Jeff stayed in London a day longer than I did, so I was missing him terribly. 🙂 Anyway, the phone rang and the words that I heard when I answered were, “Are you sitting down?”. I immediately went into overdrive saying, “Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness”. Of course, it was about 5:00 in the afternoon, which all of you parents out there know is not exactly a good time to get peace and quiet from the kids while you have a phone call. I ran to turn on the television, threw the kid some snacks, anything I could think of to get them to give me a quiet minute. 🙂 The wonderful woman that I was talking to was so patient, telling me to take my time getting to a quiet location. The 2 minutes that it probably took me to get the kids settled felt like an hour, I wanted to hear what she said so badly.
She then said, “I have a little princess that I would like to tell you about”. My whole body was shaking as I wrote down the information that she gave me. She told me that Pu Min Han was 10 months old, and had been born in Puyang City in China. (Since she is an abandoned child, this is where her surname “Pu” comes from). She then told me that Min Han had a heart condition, but that she didn’t know much more about it (More about this on my next blog).
She asked me if I was interested, and I knew that “interested” was definitely an understatement. I was overjoyed, and spent the next 10 minutes glued to my computer waiting for her to send pictures of our girl. Then I sat staring at those pictures as the minutes ticked by until I could pick my husband up from the airport and share with him the wonderful news.
Honestly, this was not the order that I wanted things to happen. I wanted to have all of my paperwork in China before we got a referral in order to minimize the wait to get to our child. I knew the wait would seem excruciating if we had a face to look at every day. Well, this is the way it worked out anyway. I hate that our wait is going to be several months, but I look at her face and it just feels right. She is our daughter, and my childrens’ sister, and we will do the excruciating wait for her. I am just praying that our wait for her is much more difficult than her wait for us will be. I pray that she is loved and cared for, and having joy in her days until we can bring her home.
Here are some slightly younger pictures of Min Han:
You’re all in our prayers!
She’s giving a thumbs up in the second picture! She’s excited to be part of the family!
How wonderful! She looks adorable and quite happy.
I’ll look forward to hearing all about Min.
I showed the pictures to my 3yo and told him my friend Emily is adopting this cute baby and the baby needs a name. He suggests “Hemily.” 🙂 He also wants to come visit and meet the baby. 🙂
em, i have tears in my eyes looking at min’s sweet face knowing she will be with you soon! oh my, what a gift she is! i am thrilled for you and jeff and z, d, and k. i am also excited that awynn and min han are the same age! how beautiful it will be for them to meet and know one another! sending love and light to you as you move into this transition time of waiting and preparing for her arrival. love you so, jen
Ohh! your joy that comes thru so strongly is as wonderful as your new little girl’s smile. congrats to you and Jeff and your family.
I’m so happy for the two of you! You two are the best and most loving parents I have ever known! Sending prayers and lots of love your way! Congrats Emily and Jeff & kids!!!!!!
Your daughter is absolutely beautiful!
Congrats Emily (and Jeff)! BTW, please let me know if you receive this message.