Adoption, China, Gigi

It Gets Better.

Today was full of more touring.  It was BEAUTIFUL.  The weather was perfect.  The boys were funny.  It’s just…good.


DSC_0022Had you told me one week ago, when we were waiting nervously to meet the divine Miss Gigi that we would be doing this well just seven days later, well, I would have kissed you.

Yes, we’ve had our moments.  Some of them are too personal to talk about openly, because those moments are Gigi’s, and as her mom, it’s my job to protect her.  I will be open about how this has been for me though.  It’s hard.  It’s SO scary.  And I’ve had scary before.  I walked out of Ghana in 2009 with a child who I was sure would never recover from the trauma that had been inflicted upon her.  I walked out of China in 2012 with a dying child.  I walked out in 2014 with a child whose face was collapsing on one side from a giant eye tumor.  I have done hard things.  This ranks right up there.

I have no idea what Gigi’s future potential is.  Whatever it is, we’re going to help her get to the absolute maximum level we can.  We’re going to leave no stone unturned.  We’re going to use every means of communication possible.  In one short week, it has gotten SO much better.  I can’t imagine what one month, or one year will bring.

Whatever happens, she’s got plenty of people to help her walk through it.
DSC_0049–FullPlateMom, who can’t wait.

3 thoughts on “It Gets Better.”

  1. I am sure that God must be watching and smiling at you and Joe, two of his special angels on earth. You are my heroes, and I thank you for walking through your fears for these children, and for sharing your heartfelt feelings along the way. I am crying and cheering at the same time. Love, strength and joy to all of you!


  2. Wonderful photo of Cam and Brady holding hands with the wee diva!

    Looking forward to the next chapter in your China adventures. Have you eaten any pork intestine – carefully cleaned and cooked in rice wine? It is delicious!!!


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