Tuesday, June 27, 2006

What a wonderful day

Yesterday was quite undescribeable as far as emotions goes! Honestly, the best word I can say is euphoric -- just such a high!! I didn't want to talk on the phone to anyone -- just wanted to enjoy the feelings -- I didn't want them to leave! :=)

I had to share the news with Kurt over the phone, but it was still great! I got my phone call at about 1:40 and when she said "I have your daughter her" I just got tears in my eyes. Then she shared all her details with me. I called Kurt and told him everything and he was especially happy to hear that she was 18 months old!! He wasn't quite prepared to go back to the "baby, baby" stage. We didn't get her pictures until about 4:00. The time actually went by quickly as my friend Tara and I sat and literally clicked the send/receive button about every 30 seconds or so. We also monitored the message boards to see what news others in our group were getting.

Once we got the email, I was scared to look at her, but scrolled down pretty quickly to see that cute little face. It only took me about 5 seconds to fall in love with her! Kurt didn't get to see her until about 6:00, but called right away and thinks she is pretty cute, too!

Archie and Sammy are happy, too. Archie took one look at her and got a big smile and said "Its a boy!" Then he realized Alice is really a girl and said that he thought she was good! He went away and then about 20 minutes later came back to ask for all the details -- I think he had to process it a little. Sam understands who she is, but doesn't quite get the relevance of it all. But they both know that we will be picking her up sometime in August.

I had a hard time falling asleep last night, but I think that was mostly from drinking diet coke all afternoon while I waited! And I slept with a picture of her on my nightstand!


David, Jennifer, Ben, & Noah Donaldson said...

Congratulations on Baby Alice! David and I understand all the emotions, joy, and tears you have been experiencing! Our little Noah arrived 2 weeks ago from South Korea! What an amazing experience! Good luck to you and the rest of your family!

Alex said...

Congratulations guys, this is great news. Our prayers are with you and your family.