the hardest part of this wait for Tate is right now.
If you would have asked me one month ago what was the hardest thing I have done during this adoption, I would say without a doubt not knowing who she was. Where she was living, age, face.
Now I have a face to put on this wait. I examine the four pictures that are my treasure ... pictures of TATE'S FACE that shows me her sweet lips, the indention just under the nose. I see that little bud on the middle of her top lip. The sweet little bud that is so prevalent in newborns. I see the ever so slight droop on the top of her ears. The ears that I am dying to see. A mess of coal black hair.
I want to breathe in my baby, to nibble, snuggle, and adore.
Still so many questions.... All my information is from four months ago. How much has she grown and changed? Does she still have that brightness in her smiling eyes or has life in an orphanage changed that? Is she getting enough to eat? Tender loving care?
Word on the mean streets of IA (International Adoption) is that this Swine Flu scare will most likely put a 20-30 day or so stop to the TA (Travel Approval) for Tate. I had hoped to be traveling mid May. Not sure when I will be traveling.
Prayers to the heavens will be going out from many homes worldwide.