Monday, April 27, 2009

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

We were getting ready to go to the orphanage today to meet Chianna before taking custody tomorrow when Thuy called with good news! She said that she was able to move the G&R up to 9am on Tuesday and the orphanage said that if we wanted to, we could bring Chianna back to the hotel with us today! TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

So today is the day that everything changed! Its almost 11pm and our little angel is fast asleep, so I will make this fast and elaborate more later. I am so exhausted and Myke is already snoring!

She recognized us and smiled as soon as she saw us. She was so happy to play with us and especially liked playing with Myke, of course! She is a non-stop giggling machine and smiling all the time, she seems so happy!

More info later, but first sleep and here are a few pictures!!

Our last pic of just the two of us:

Scared Daddy on the way to the orphanage:

The orphanage took such good care of her and the nannies were so nice. We are eternally thankful for all they have done. They made sure to feed her & change her before sending her home with us:

playing with the stickers we brought

Does this scene look familiar to anyone? All the kids in the room sitting on Myke's lap!

Back at the hotel:


Love Letters To China said...

As I watch the video, there are tears of joy running down my face. It is so wonderful seeing you finally united with your little girl!


Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

I am crying tears of joy as well....I am soooooooo beyond happy for the three of you.

We love you

Lori and Co.

Mo and Mark said...

How wonderful! Chianna looks so healthy and happy. Congratulations on finding each other.


Candy said...

I haven't read a thing yet. I've looked at picture, watched the video and I'm in tears. Those tears are happy tears. What a wonderful video. Chianna is so happy.

I know you can now say that the "Wait was worth it".

Now I'll go read.

Enjoy! Congratulations!!!!

mklopez said...

It just hit me when I saw the pic of hubby on the car, on the way to pick up Chiana... I would be scared out of my mind in his place!

I'm so happy for both of you! May your family Live Long and Prosper!

Angel said...

Tears here too!!! That is the sweetest sound in the world. I'm so happy for you!

Momma2Many said...

More happy tears from this Momma as well. Words cannot express our joy for you all...she is just so precious! And I love her sweet laugh! God Bless you all and give our love to Thuy as well

Maria de los Angeles said...

The world is a better place today because of this new family! I am so happy for all three of you!

Mary said...

Crying. Just crying. You have a beautiful family. Huge hugs and a giant congratulations to all of you! <3

Minouche said...

Dear friends,

Another crying mama here! :O)) Those are tears of joy for your new family of three! :o) It is just amazing to see your dream come true! :o) We are so happy for the three of you! :o) Yasmin was giggling right along with Chianna and Myke! :O)) She kept saying "Mr. Myke's daughter!"..:O)) Get ready for our first FCC playdate on May 16th!! :o))

Huge hugs,

Minouche, DElfim and Yasmin

Kristina said...

I'm so happy for the three of you. The video was awesome! I hope you enjoy the G & R ceremony.


Tammie said...

Tears flowing. Gasping for air. Total joy for you!

We5Chois said...

Amazing! I can't see the video, but I can only imagine. The photos of you three are enough to get me started crying too. Chianna is so beautiful and you and Myke look perfect with her.
Enjoy today and every day going forward. We are beyond thrilled for you. What an incredible day! You deserve it. May the rest of your lives be smooth sailing. Congrats Mama and Papa, you have your daughter and she has a family.

Stepping On Legos said...

such beautiful pictures and video! That laughter is contagious!

Dezza said...

Congratulations! Your photos of those familiar kids and video bring back good memories of the brief time I was at Go Vap.

I wish you all the best with your little new addition!

Derrick (HK)

Jenn said...

I want to comment but I don't have any words for how special this is. Having been through the pain and the waiting myself, I know how wonderful this moment is for you. Congratulations Mommy & Daddy!!!!!

jolene said...

yeah.....finally love the last picture in the bed

cried happy tears for the 2 of you

Heidy, Joey and baby Madison said...

Amazing, precious moments! your journey has just began and the love will just get stronger and greater! Congratulationg to the Mommy and Daddy and to beautiful Chianna you are finally a FAMILY!!!
Heidy, Joe and Madison

Carol and Taylor said...

You make an absolutely beautiful family. I'm so happy for you all.

Love from Miami,

Carol and Taylor

Top...Brenda, Mark....Shane(left)Kyle(right) said...

Belong. That's the word that keeps coming to my mind as I see you together. You belong together. you are such a beautiful family and the love that shines in your eyes tells all.

So many prayers answered.
Chianna finally is safe and being lavished in the love she so needs and deserves and your hearts are so overflowing...It is so beautiful. Congratulations and God Bless You, Myke, Shari and Chianna.