Tuesday, May 31, 2011

And we see her face . . .

I had totally resigned myself to the fact that we were not going to see our baby's face today.  At about 2:30, I gave up the thought and hope for a call this afternoon, knowing that in due time we would get the call.  It just wasn't going to be today.  The phone rang a record number of times today.  Or at least it seemed to be a record number of times.  Everytime it rang, I jumped, wondering and wishing for it to be "the call".  As I left the office at 2:45 I was at peace with the fact that it just wasn't the day.

I gathered all 3 kids from school and went on my way to the first baseball practice drop off.  It was on our way there, at 3:08,  I saw the area code come up on my phone that I had been waiting for all day.  However, as I saw it, I was positive that this call was only to tell me that packages didn't arrive and the staff were leaving for the day.

As I heard our agency coordinator say "We have John on the line too."  I thought just for a second maybe this is it, but didn't know if I should believe it.  Then the words came, "We have your daughter's referral information".

I pulled over at the baseball field, grabbed the extra copy of the call sheet I had made for Wednesday's call and we started getting the information.  Seriously, this really was the day!

She is adorable.  She is young.  She is too far away and I would love to hold her tonight!
And, here she is . . .

Name:  Gan Fu Ni
Date of Birth:  12/02/2010
Province:  Jiangxi
Orphanage:  Jianxin Social Welfare Institute

More info to come tomorrow.  For tonight, the sweetest of dreams.


  1. Congratulations. She is beautiful. Our daughter came also from Jianxin. If you want more info there is a yahoo group and a facebook group.

  2. She is a peanut!!!!! What a wonderful surprise yesterday! Congratulations on your new precious daughter!!

    Diana (RQ)
    (Mom to a Jiangxi Jewel Too!)

  3. Congratulations on your Jiangxi referral! When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (with a great photo months younger than her referral photos!) come visit us.

    All the best!


  4. Congrats! She's precious! I hope your time to travel passes quickly.

  5. What a cutie! Hurry for Jiangxi spicy girls!
    Janice (Mayken on RQ)

  6. congratulations your princess is beautiful, we took five months at home with our second treasure Jianxin ..
    isa (spain)