"Adopting a Child won't change the world; but for that Child the world will change."

Monday, 9 February 2009

ONE

Thanks so much for your well wishes for my folks. When I met Mum at the airport, I leapt out of the car, and hugged her so tight, and we cried all over each other. My poor Mum, smelled of smoke. Her clothes, her skin, her bag. It still makes me cry. And my poor Dad, is still there. He couldn't get through the roadblock, as powerlines and trees have fallen everywhere. There is stock (cattle & sheep) roaming around. After waiting all day at the roadblock, Dad decided to drive to my brother's place, 2 hours away. He was SO tired. He didn't sleep at all, the night before, his eyes were burning. He got up a few times, as flying embers had sparked another spot fire. He was so tired. He made it to my brothers safely, God bless them, they went and bought him some new clothes, as he had nothing with him. Dad will probably stay there a couple of days, as its likely they won't be letting anyone through for a few days. Over 600 homes have been lost. About 50 lives have been lost. And so many still unaccounted for. Mum and Dad have friends at Kinglake, (the worst hit area), no-one has seen or heard from them. I pray they are safe. We have heard, their family, not only lost their home, but lost their lives. Such devastation.

Please pray for the families, who've lost everything, in Victoria, Australia. They need every prayer.

I'm desperately trying to get my head into gear, to prepare myself for...


Wow. I can't believe it. ONE DAY?!! Really!

ONE DAY!!!!

You know what is really weird? I've read other people's blogs... and it's been the day before they leave... I've been SO EXCITED for them! They're FINALLY meeting their treasured child... and now its me. It brings tears to my eyes... It's finally me. Yes, it's all very selfish, I know - but I was so sure, so many times, that it would never be me. And it is.


23 comments:

PIPO said...

Much love, budette. You deserve every wonderful moment that awaits you.

My heart is with those who have lost so much. I hope there is good word soon about your parents' friends.

Ava's family said...

I'm so happy to hear that your mother made it to your house safe and sound and I hope your father isn't far behind her. I feel so bad for the families that lost so much. My heart goes out to them.

Have a safe and wonderful trip my friend. Enjoy every single moment of it....It's FINALLY your turn!

Julie said...

What a tragedy! I am so thankful for your parents safety.

Rachel said...

This is it baby! You are on your way! Tari is coming come!!!!

Linda said...

Saw the fires on the news this morning... You were right , it is a miracle your parents are ok. Praying for everyone involved and the families who have lost someone.
I'm as excited for you as I was for Donna.. I love seeing everyone meeting for the first time. It's another type of miracle... and it's coming for you... Safe travels and see you on the other side... Linda

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I am sooo glad your parents are out safe...Sorry to hear that your dad has to wait... but he will be there soon..
HUGS...
1 day... my eyes are tearing up~ just the thought of what your going through is what I want to feel some day soon..
HUGS..
Happy 1 day..

kris said...

I am praying for those families. I cannot IMAGINE how it must have felt to HUG YOUR MOM. It brought tears to my eyes.

God bless you both as you FLY to China!!! Cannot believe you are at last on your way tomorrow!!!!

3D said...

I am so happy to hear that your parents are safe.

Take it all it and enjoy every moment.

Keep smilin!

Made in China said...

Wow, this is it eh!!! All that waiting, finially coming to fruition! Have the most amazing journey. Enjoy every single moment. Write everything down. I can't wait to read all about it.

A big hug to you and your family (especially your parents!)

Sea Star said...

So happy for you. What an amazing journey that awaits you!!! Looking forward to it with you.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Glad to hear your mum and dad are ok... I will have to call mum tonight but haven't heard of fires in NSW and I have a friend in Werribee, VIC will have to call her too... now you know your mum and dad are ok... go to get that daughter of yours... thinking of you and the whole family...

Sam said...

I'm so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to read all about your trip and your new daughter!!!!! I'll be stalking you!!!

Lisa~~ said...

It IS your time, yippee!! Have a safe, wonderful and fun filled trip. Can't wait to follow along.

Briana's Mom said...

It is finally you now! My heart skipped a beat a little when I read this. I swear I feel like I am going to China all over again! :)

I am praying for everyone who lost their homes.

Tari's coming home!!!

Chelley said...

my heart is so heavy for all of those in Vic at the moment I watch the news and just dont know what do feel......

I am so thankful to god that your parents made it out.... Prayers and hugz to them all.....

And you my friend I only wish safe tavel and an experience that will last a life time...

I pray that those first few days of bonding will not be to hard and I am so hanging to she Tiny in your arms... I am sure I will have tears.....

Be kind to your self and take care..

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm so sad for what happened and yet so excited for y'all as you prepare to leave. Safe travels and safety at home while you travel.

Cristina said...

**********IT"S YOUR TURN BABY!!!!!!*************

Sit back, strap up tight and enjoy the ride - it is worth it!!!

Hugs to you all,
Cristina

PS - SO glad your Mum is OK.

Lisa said...

"You know what is really weird? I've read other people's blogs... and it's been the day before they leave... I've been SO EXCITED for them! They're FINALLY meeting their treasured child... and now its me. It brings tears to my eyes... "

Let me tell you something... you will still read the blogs, long after you get back home, and you will still cry. :) I can assure you were are all out here crying over yours right now! Soak it all in and enjoy every minute of this amazing trip to bring your sweet baby girl home!!

Shannon said...

We keep hearing more and more stories about the fires. True tragedy. Prayers to the people in Victoria.

And yes, it is finally YOUR turn! =)

Alyson and Ford said...

We are so sorry about the terrible fires; all over our national news. Hope your family will be safe during this ordeal.
Enjoy your trip to China!! We are so excited for you!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Abby's Mom said...

Sending many thoughts and prayer out to you and those affected by the fires. Thanks goodness your family are allright!

Liene said...

I'm so sorry about all the fires in Australia. It is just horrific. I know you are on your way to China (actually probably there right now). I hope your family continues to stay safe.

Can't wait to follow your journey.

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

Hi, I know you are in China now awaiting your sweet one. It must have been very hard to leave your family behind with all that is going on with the fires. My prayers are with those who lost loved ones and those still are displaced and without a home. It is so hard to comprehend the minds of those who do things like this. I know we have been expecially aware of things in Australia lately becuase my 18 year old dd is planning to attend school in Sidney next year. I am trying to learn as much as I can about your home. May God's hand be upon you and your family at this time and I look forward to seeing you with your little daughter in your arms.