Planes.. Trains.... and Automobiles...this is the last night in GZ.... Tomorrow not too early, mind you, we will be all packed up, delivered to the US Consulate, take the quick citizenship oath, and board the two hour train ride to Hong Kong. We are on our final leg of our almost three weeks of traveling to pick up Tate. Three weeks living out of a hotel room. A bit toooooo long, I think.
Tonight as I was rocking and singing to Tate, emotions started rushing over me. I see my and her future on the horizon. Here I have this sweet untouched spirit that looks at me for love, nurture and guidance. What are my wishes for this sweet thing? What will her talents be and how will I develop them.
I looked in her almond shaped eyes hoping that I will be able to make her proud of who she is and where she comes from. Will I be able to adequately answer the questions of why she was abandoned? Address her needs as she come to terms with her history.
At this time I have a relatively blank canvas. Soon we will add colors and dimensions, textures and depth.