Saturday, August 9, 2008
They're really real and finally here!
So to all of you who have put up with Papa and Nana's excitement of having 4 new grandchildren, they've finally arrived. I'm here in Colombia with them. It has been quite the adventure. After a few days of arriving and settling in before the munchkins arrived, we were finally able to go and pick them up. It is hard to put into words my feelings as I first laid eyes on theirs. I had the camera so they took me to where the children were waiting anxiously for their new mami and papi. They opened the door and they recognized me as their abella/abalitta. They ran to me and hugged me. That started my crying but it didn't end there. I led them into the room Rachel and Adam were in and they ran to them and fell into their arms saying mami/papi and they just kept talking up a storm. I stood their with tears running down my face trying to hold the video camera still. They were beautiful ninos and ninas. They wanted us to know everything and show us everything. I am so gratefull to Adam and Rachel for giving me this opportunity to share in this bonding of a family. Words cannot express what this experience has been for me. Watching these little ninos experience a whole new life is amazing. They have so much love to offer and now they have a mami and papi that really love them and want them forever. Their little lives have changed forever but they have changed our family now too. They know I'm their grandma, nana, abalitta and I'm so touched when they run into my arms or come running down the hall yelling for me. I love the little walks where they take my hand and don't want me to stay behind. I am so grateful for a heavenly father and his love for our family. The long wait for them is behind us, and now a new life begins. I have witnessed small miracles through this process. The many friends and family who have supported Rachel and Adam in their adoption journey. To you I give my thanks, for helping this become a reality to these 4 little spirits. May God continue to bless our family and yours.