I am sad that she will never know the circumstances that led her to become an orphan.
I am sad that she spent the first year of her life in a orphanage.
I am sad that she will never know who her birth family is.
I am sad because I am certain there is a mother out there that yearns for the child she carried for nine months and hopes that she is safe and warm and loved.
I am sad that her birth family will never know how much she is loved already.
I am sad.
But, yet...I am so happy.
I am happy that I have been blessed with such a beautiful and gentle child!
I am happy that she already recognizes me as the one who loves her and will meet her every need and that she cries when I walk out of sight!
I am happy that she is the first thing I see when I open my eyes in the morning!
I am happy that my sweet girl has come so far in such a short time!
I am happy that I have been chosen to be her mom. Forever!
I am happy!
My happy, happy girl!!
I love her right down to her sweet little toes
Goodbye China Hotel!!!
Tomorrow morning we will be picked up at 7am to begin the final step in a long six year process.
Thank you to everyone who followed our adventures in China. We loved your emails, comments, texts and phone calls and it made me realize how lucky I am. How lucky we are.
I'm bringing my girl home...Maggie at last!!
Much love to you all!!! Next stop - USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!