Thursday, June 04, 2009

LAST NIGHT IN GZ‏


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.

13 comments:

Jill said...

Beautiful post!
Safe travels home!!
Hugs, Jill

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Safe travels..
Glad you have had a wonderful time..
Hugs..

Linda said...

You will add color and life to the blank canvas that is Tate's and your future. And it will be beautiful. A life that only you as her Mom can provide. I'm so happy for you, and all the other new families. I watch Donna and Joe with Lauren and I seem to always have tears in my eyes as I see all that love and patience that waiting taught them and see their family coming together as your's will. Safe travels!!! Linda

Kayce said...

Such true words Lisa! Your lives will be filled with such color and so much joy! Enjoy this last leg of your journey.

Julie said...

She is a lucky girl and you are a lucky momma.

Tracy said...

Beautifully said. You will have many colors, textures and loves to come. Blessings on your journey to the US!

Michelle said...

You are already such a great mom to Tate. Have a wonderful side trip to Hong Kong and I hope your trip home goes well. Just remember, once you are home then you can really start to settle in.

~K said...

Safe travels home.... I look forward to seeing you both start a new beautiful life together at home.
You are a lucky Momma!!!! Congrats!

Circe said...

You're already a wise mom to be pondering those questions. I hope we can continue to share your journey with you, as our daughters will have some of the same questions as one another. I hope HK is clear and gorgeous!

KHM said...

It is all a mystery and miracle. Just hang on for a sweet and wild ride. In the end we all discover - we are so blessed.

laurel said...

I can't believe you are almost home!

LiLi said...

She will have a great life!

And-my favorite quote - "Love is the purest form of gratitude."

I know you're feeling grateful - the fun ane enjoyment is just beginning!

Hugs!

Karen and Jon said...

I have LOVED following you trip. Tate is just adorable. Safe travels home.