November 21, 2004 - I love you tomorrow! You're only a day away!

     We're here!... and tomorrow is so close and yet so far, I can hardly breathe!  It was a short 2 and 1/2 hour flight to Changsha.  The air was smoggy and you couldn't see much shortly after takeoff from Beijing, but my heart almost skipped a beat as we started our descent into Hunan Province.  I studied the landscape and tried to imagine the people's lives that lived below.  I wondered again and again if Kate's parents lived somewhere very much like this.  All the houses appeared the same- white cinder block walls with some finished, but many unfinished interiors.  Lush, green fields surrounded many of the homes.  I could even see some workers on primitive vehicles out in the fields.  It was mostly quiet and surreal on this early Sunday morning though.
Today - an orphan... Tomorrow - a daughter!
     I imagined what Kate was doing that very moment.  She had no idea that this would be the last day she'd spend at Yiyang CWI, or that her forever family was finally arriving to take her home...   Almost every thought of this day included the counting down of minutes until I'd have Kate in my arms.  Just thinking about it brings unimaginable butterflies to my stomach!  She is already asleep by now at Yiyang for her last night there.  Tomorrow's sunrise will bring with it a whole new world for our little girl!  We could not be more thrilled to be a part of it!  Good night my precious Kate, I will finally hold you in my arms tomorrow morning!

"Tomorrow, tomorrow... I love you, tomorrow!... You're only a day away!"

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