Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Gotcha Day!!

We arrived in Changsha Monday afternoon at 1:15 pm. We meet Richard at the airport and we went directly to the Dalton Hotel which is a beautiful 5 start hotel . We dropped off our luggage got out the foster mom's gift and our travel documents and were off to the Civil Affairs office,
When we got upstairs to the room to meet Jon Jon there were several families already there waiting ton meet their precious children. I immediately recognized Diana from First a Pearl and Then 2 Rubies. We hugged and cried as we waited for our children. The 4 families all got their children first.and Jon Jon was in route from ZhouZhou Orphanage. It gave me chance to see how the children reacted and what they were going through. It was hard to see as the children were having a hard time. Some of them crying or sobbing uncontrollably. My heart was breaking and tears were rolling down my face as I was taking pictures of them all.
Then I saw him coming down the hallway.... It was avery overwhelming and emotional time. Unfortunately all the other families were busy with their children that we did not have help taking pictures. So you seen me with Jon Jon and not Hubby.. He is all bundled up and adorable. He is tinier that what we thought. I was so glad to see him. He did not cry or sob until we got half way to the hotel room.Then we let us have it!! It took about 45 minutes for him to calm down. He finally let me rock him and feed him a bottle and he fell asleep.

Tired but overjoyed and full of Love!!!


Cora said...

I am so happy for you!! He is just too precious. It looks like he is just a bit overwhelmed with the situation, I am praying and thinking of you all the time.
Take care of your son!!

Hugs, Cora

Colleen said...

Yeah!!! I was at your blog earlier today checking in on you and wondered what was going on....I can't believe you ran in to Diana!!! How awesome is that!!!
Jon Jon is so adorable!!!!!! Sending hugs and prayers your way {{}} He will grieve and it will be tought...stay strong my friend.

Jimh. said...

I am SO happy for you guys!! I hope you have a little time to enjoy the sites without too much fuss!! Also, enjoy the boy! Jimh.

Kayce said...

Ohhh! I am bawling right now. I have been waiting and refreshing and waiting for this post! Praise God! We are so happy for you guys and we are just overflowing with happiness for all of you. Lots of prayers for you guys as you now go on in your journey with your beautiful son.

Amy said...

CRYING!!! (Right there with Kayce!) The very best, most JOYFUL kind of tears! Oh my goodness, Jody, so many emotions...NOTHING can match the moment that a Mommy and Daddy first meet their child!

Jon Jon is so very precious. And to see him in your arms...:)

Praying that Jon Jon is at peace and more comfortable with every moment that passes and knowing that he will be. He is surely feeling that love from you and Brent and big sister Gabby back home.

Love and Prayers for each one of you,

TanyaLea said...

Oh Jody ~ CONGRATULATIONS!! JonJon is a HUNNY!! :) I can't believe you are THERE, and little JJ is in YOUR ARMS! PTL! <>< And I was going to write how my friend Diana and her family from Minnesota is also there in Changsha, and here you already ran into them! YAY!! I love having so many friends over in China right now. Following along on your journey helps prepare my heart for our own upcoming travels. We should have our TA w/in a few weeks! :)

Keep the photos coming and know you remain in my thoughts and prayers!

Love and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sooo happy for you guys.. He is toooo cute..
Take care ..hugs..

Jill said...

Tears of joy! Happy Gotcha Day! Now, go soak up all that Jon Jon sweetness!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations! He is precious!

Nicole said...

Yeah!!! I am so happy for you! I can not believe that it is gotcha day!
Enjoy your little man!