Jaden's picture is at least six weeks away. That means that touching her, holding her and kissing her is about 14 weeks away. (Just a guess......Spain didn't call or anything.) Yet I still find myself dreaming of our homecoming.
Actually, I've been dreaming of our homecoming since the beginning of this journey. In the beginning I imagined a mob of Jaden's family members and new friends huddled together at the airport waiting to meet her. I imagined Scott and I smiling proudly as we introduced her to Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents and Friends. However, as the trip grows closer, I have started seeing things differently. I see the large crowd and I'm happy to see each and everyone there but I'm realizing that when we walk by security toward the front doors of the airport terminal, we will only be looking for two faces. This proud Mommy and Daddy will want to show off their new daughter, but not to everyone, not just yet. Our Journey to Jaden will not be complete when we step off of that plane.....the journey will not be complete until we bring together our family of five!
The scene has changed at the airport. Now we see Valerie & Kevin clearly as we walk by security. We imagine A. Sandy, Kari and Seth standing back taking video and pictures while we reunite with Valerie & Kevin. We imagine spending those first moments and hours introducing Valerie and Kevin to the little sister that they had prayed for every night for four months. The same four months that Scott and I stood by, completely unaware that our lives were about to be richly blessed. After seventeen (17!) more months of waiting and praying, they will finally meet their sister and the answer to all of those prayers.
After we have the opportunity to rest up and catch up with Valerie & Kevin then we will have all of our family & friends over to meet Jaden. We look forward to sharing this experience with all of you just as soon as we possibly can.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you so very much for helping us to make those first hours at home special for our children. Your patience and understanding are appreciated!
We love you!
Scott & Traci (Crying........AGAIN!)