Mia Sees Us For the First Time!!
Updated: Aug 25, 2019
Mia has known about us since the middle of June, but has never seen our faces. At the end of July we sent Mia a photo album. Included in the album were photos of us, her room, her toys, our pets and our home that we will share together. This album will arrive any day now and will be the first time she sees our faces. It's so exciting and is a day we have dreamed about!!
Mia's caretakers will show this album to her daily, point out our faces and get her ready for the day we all meet (just 4 months from now). It was truly special to be able to include personal messages to her in Mandarin, such as "We love you", "We can't wait to meet you", and "We are your family."
I long for the day that I meet her, and I get to say "Ni Hao Mia. wǒ shì nǐ de māma."
Mia will have this album with her and it will be one of the treasures she carries when she travels home with us. It's exciting and scary at the same time. While she will know our faces- she does not yet know us. She will be scared, she may cry, and she may cling to the only caretaker she has ever known, as she is united with her forever Mommy and Daddy. This day will be a day of joy for us, but starts off with a loss for Mia, as she leaves what is familiar, for something unfamiliar. We would be lying if we said we didn't think about this moment every day for the past 18 months.