Thursday, April 22, 2010

Butterflies

We received our referral letter and the "OK" to go and meet Sofia tomorrow morning!

All I can say is WOW! We are thrilled and nervous at the same time. The moment we have most anticipated is very near. We board the train at 11pm tonight and arrive in Dnep at 7am. We will meet with our facilitator Marina and we will hit the ground running! We are literally on an amazing race here!

I can't even begin to describe the butterflies in my stomach. We are going to meet our daughter in less than 12 hours. Will she like us? Will she warm up immediately to us? Will she feel or know we are her parents? Will she make eye contact with us? Will she cry? Will she smile?

We know the bond may or may not be immediate for her or for us. We really have no idea what to expect. I will be as honest as possible about my feelings so that this journey is as authentic and real as possible for those following us though this blog.

Signing off for now. The next time I sit down to write, we will have met our Sofia!

33 comments:

  1. Oh Jen!!!!!! This is SO exciting!! I will be thinking of you guys!!
    ((Big Hugs))

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  2. Yippee!! I'm so happy for you guys that you got your referral before the weekend!!

    Eagerly awaiting the next post!
    Kristin

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  3. I remember all those feelings well!

    Oh the excitement, and nervousness, and the ANTICIPATION.

    Can't wait to hear details...

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  4. Jennifer, Hector, I don't know what to say, but Thank God! I am so excited for you. Every time I sit down to follow you blog the news keeps getting better. Can't wait until tomorrow's.
    Take care,
    Good Luck
    Karen

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  5. So excited for you!!!I cannot wait to see her beautiful face!

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  6. Yay!!! Can't wait to see the photos! Please give her an extra cuddle from all of us who are following your journey :)

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  7. ohhh wow, exciting, exciting! We will be thinking of you all.

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  8. *crying*

    It is going to be SOO amazing and I cannot wait to hear all about it!

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  9. I have teaof absolute JOY I am amazed how your journey to Sofia has effected me maybe there is an angel out there waiting for us to !!

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  10. Wonderful news!!! We hope your train trip goes well - can't wait to see you with Miss Sofia! :)

    Praying!

    JTHTL

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  11. We received our bracelets today! Thank you! We are all wearing them and praying for you. I am so excited for you that you get to meet your sweet little Sofia so soon.

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  12. I have goose bumps...seven more hours until you meet Sofia. I am soo excited for you guys. I can not wait to hear every detail. Lots of love....oh and have you been able to sleep at all??? xoxo Katie

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  13. Good luck tomorrow! Wishing you all a special day visiting Sofia.

    -Caitlin

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  14. How Awesome! We are thinking of you.
    Your RR Family.

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  15. I can't wait to hear how it goes! So exciting!

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  16. Peace be with you both (AND sleep!) I pray you're able to rest a bit. What a long travel journey, Jen. I don't like the idea of you going solo... so bring her home NOW! Hugs. Can't wait to see pics and read all about it.

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  17. Congratulations!
    We have been following the Basile family and heard you mentioned. It is so neat that both of you are on this journey to bring this sweet little girls home! We are hoping that Marina will do great things for you as she did for the Basile's! We will be praying for you as you are on your journey. Now off to see the Basile's and Zoya as they fly home tonight!
    ~ A praying family in Erie,Pa

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  18. so so excited for you all!! Can't wait to see your first pics!!

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  19. Wow! That's great! The wait is almost over!

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  20. I'm going to enjoy following your journey adopting Sophia because we adopted our Dasha from Dnep in Sept/Oct 08. Marina is amazing (as is Yulia). Tell her hi from the Roush Family and that Dasha is doing amazing!! :) I hope everything goes smoothly and quickly for you.

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  21. anxiously waiting......

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  22. The stars are aligned for you and your family! Have a great visit with your daughter!!!

    -Jenny T

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  23. The Browning FamilyApril 22, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    So exciting! Can't wait to see pictures and read about your experience. Praying it all goes well.

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  24. Going loo loo waiting for an update...just checked your time and it is 5:30 pm your time Friday which means......you have met your daughter...baby Sofia!! Can't wait to hear all about it!! I'm going to put tissue near my computer because I can already feel my eyes filling to the rim with tears thinking about your meeting! ;)

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  25. This is like the 1000th time I have checked back for pictures...I am so excited!!

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  26. waiting for your update!!! picture please!!! thats cool that she was moved to Zoya's groupa...guess thats why we never saw her! waiting anxiously for your update on your first meeting :)

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  27. just wanted to say that I have been following your blog and am so happy for you. can't wait for the next post.

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  28. What great news, looking forward to reading all about your first visit!

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  29. I'm having so much fun following this. We are sending in our I-600A form on Monday, and will be traveling in the next couple of months. Its nice to see what to expect. What a beautiful county!

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  30. Can't wait to see pics of you and Sofia so I can share your joy with my family and friends! We are SO happy for you and your family!

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  31. I've just "met" y'all and I'm crying already! Sofia is beautiful! I am so excited for y'all, and I will be praying that God will smooth the way for y'all through this adoption! Hugs!

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