So then came the talk with the kids, because they are 9 1/2 and 6 1/2 and honestly, it's a family decision more than an individual decision. We sat them down individually and talked openly and honestly about how our lives would change. Their lives would change. And what that talk showed me is that many times, we should just live our lives with child-like excitement.
There was nothing but, Yes! Yes! Yes! Especially when we showed them video and pictures. Double especially when they saw her playing with a Pikachu toy. ;) They were head-over-heels in love instantly. And we were, too.
AHHHH! Are we in love!!!
So what's she like? She's a total girl. (Yay!) From what we can see in the videos of her, she's as cute as a button with pig-tails and braids all of the time. She loves jewelry and singing and coloring and tea parties. (Tea parties, people!)
She's gone through one year of preschool so far and can do puzzles and coloring and even knows her A-B-C's. She's a Hello Kitty fan, and if you've been in Target lately, you'll see just how big Hello Kitty is getting here, which is perfect timing, because we'll decorate her room in Hello Kitty style as a familiar fun for her.
And what I find so neat about this whole thing is how my heart has already started growing for her. We've never even met, but I've memorized her laugh. I've never held her hand, but I've stared at her sweet fingers enough to imagine what they feel like. I've never combed her hair or braided it, but the shine that I see and the blackest of black hair -- I can't wait to be responsible for it.
In one video, she says in English, "I love you, I love you, I love you" (to Hello Kitty) and I can only imagine hearing her say that to any member of our family.
The love has sprouted and it is growing so fast. We likely have a wait ahead of us, and that's another post for another time, but today we're celebrating the acceptance paperwork in the hands of the UPS people tonight heading over to the agency so they can get what they need off to Korea. Soon we'll be packing up our first care package to her, introducing us to her.
We can not wait to start this ride to bring home our daughter.