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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wishing for Mei Mei

Yesterday afternoon, Tonggu House was overtaken by children. And by children I mean one eighteen-month-old (with! giardia!), one newly adopted two-year-old (also! with! giardia!), one dynamic duo (Power Twins! Activate!), a sad little gal who will be moving away tomorrow, and one Tongginator.

Yes, I managed to survive.

(I think a lot of people must have been praying for me.)

The two littlest ones caused a Commotion of Major Proportions when they left. Because the Tongginator really enjoyed pretending to be a Big Sister while they were here. But then they went back home with their mommy and daddy. And the Tongginator was left... not a Big Sister. She cried last night. And again this morning.

She really, really, really wants to be a 姐姐 (jie jie).

These are the days during the wait that are the most difficult.

28 comments:

autumnesf said...

What is the timeline looking like currently? If its not too painful to ask.

a Tonggu Momma said...

We are expecting a referral sometime this winter (whether that be December? March? we don't know). But it's nice to finally feel cinfident that this is the last (insert celebration here) without mei mei. Like, next week should be our last 4th of July without her.

a Tonggu Momma said...

yeah... that would be CONfident. I hate typos.

Debby said...

It can be rough for little ones being the only one. But you are working on it and it will happen.
You had your hands full. Hope you don't get sick. ((((HUGS)))

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Aw, if we think the wait is long for us. I can't imagine what it feels like for a little one. Soon, my friend, soon.

Lea
xo

Colin and Jill Canada said...

Poor little Tongginator. It sure is a trial of patience. But soon, I can't wait to hear your happy news!

Hugs, Jill.

Jboo said...

Oh, I'm sure she is going to be such an incredible big sister! So hard to wait and even harder for her, I'm sure! Hang in there!

Janet

Cheri said...

((hugs)) to all of you! Tonginator will be an amazing big sister.

Chris said...

I can just imagine how hard it is for her...and for you!

I've been thinking about you guys a lot lately...and the wait...praying for y'all as well!!

(((hugs)))

Amy said...

Bless her little heart. Waiting is such a hard thing to understand, even for grown-ups!

Rachel@just another day in paradise said...

I don't have anything but platitudes to offer. . .You'll get there--that's all I can say. Do you keep any kind of a journal for you or the kids? I have a notebook for each of my kids (including the one that's still a dream) in which I write notes to him or her. I was just wondering if Miss T would like doing something like that? (maybe a "this is our family" book or a "when you get here" book, etc.) You've probably already got that covered, though. . .

Stefanie said...

Man. That has to be so tough... how much longer!?! Your sweet girl is having to learn patience the very, very HARD way!

Desiree' said...

Hang in there. I know you have waited sooo long!! It will be worth the wait but right now I know it seems like it is taking forever and nothing we can say will make it better...

oh and abou tthe giardia thing...been through it once and will be going through it again in a matter of weeks...ughh!!

bbmomof2boys said...

She can be Little T's big sister!

You are so so close - maybe this year if not early next year! That is less than a year away! wow!

Hugs,
Carla

my3 kids said...

We feel for you sweet girl. While we waited for our first daughter our son was 4 and it was so hard on him. He wanted her home NOW. The wait taught him patience but the sadness in his eyes when he would say "mama just tell them we want our baby home now" was so hard on this mommy. Sending you big hugs...

Janice

Jamey... said...

Personally, I cannot wait for you to get your new little one for a more selfish reason. As the mother of the giardians (lol) I cannot wait til it's my turn to heap all these blessings that you've given us back on you!

prechrswife said...

(((((Hugs))))) to the Tongginator. I'm sure our junior Tongginator would be glad to offer her a loaner little sibling some days. :-)

Kristi said...

The wait is hard enough on us adults, but for those precious "waiting to be older siblings" it is unbearable. Hugs to your sweet girl ~ we'll have to stop by on our next visit your way and she can be jie jie to all three of mine. And if she survives that, she may be willing to wait a bit longer...

Our 7 Blessings from God said...

AWWWWW- poor Tongginator!! It's so hard for us grown ups to wait- can't imagine how frustrating it must be for her!
Blessings,
Karen

Annie said...

Aw!! ((((HUGS)))) for your sweet girl!!!

Janet said...

I LOVE giardia! Cleaning poop out of everything is REALLY fun. And it just never seems to go away, so you get to enjoy it for a LONG time.

As for your sweetie, I hope she gets her baby sister SOON!

Mahmee said...

Yeah, platitudes...I'm not going to even bother. I know they don't do a darn bit o' good.
I think it's great that she wants to be a jie jie so badly and will truly cherish the experience of a younger sibling.
I recently told R that she would probably not be getting a mei mei. Being the positive gal she is, she immediately reminded me that she has 5 'brothers and sisters' (our pets). I so do love my girl!
M.

Dita said...

I can't even imagine what it is like for you to be waiting this long, TM. My heart goes out to you and TD....but when I hear Little T is crying, well, it breaks my heart.

Why can't China just hurry up with all the little ones...WHY? I want to stomp my feet and cry too...

Wishing the time will fly by until referral yet somehow go slow enough to enjoy every minute of the Tongginator's only child-dom!

Mia_h_n said...

I'm so sorry you've had to wait for so long. I know it's excruciating!
And even though winter seems very far away in the hight of summer it must be nice to finally be able to say "the last ... without her".

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Ahhh the wait... not the most exciting thing... hoping things speed up... not for our sakes of us but moreso for the kids in the orphanages... just so they can have their families...

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, hugs to you. They say that waiting builds character....but I think waiting is just waiting. The nice thing about it, though, is that by definition...waiting has a end. Hope yours comes soon!

Lisa said...

Oh TM ~ playing a bit of catch-up here! I'm so sorry for this wait and I agree with A. Lolo, sometimes waiting is just plain ole agonizing waiting.

L waited for so long too, but for different reasons ~ in the end though, it matters not the hurdles or delays.....this wait is terrible for our little ones who wait with such hope, patience and wistfullness.........

Can I share something that helped Lauren that last half year of our wait ~ the months we were getting updates/videos, but still had no baby brother at home.......

Lauren wrote/illustrated a book about all the things she would do with and share with her baby brother once he came home. I assisted with some spelling and grammar and of course did the typing but all the rest was her's. When it was done we took her picture with it and had it bound into book form, one for each of them.

I can't tell you how prized that book is....for us all. But even more so was having something tangible she could do during the last bit of the wait.

I hope and pray your news arrives soon!!

Kim K. said...

We're back home after going through major internet withdrawal (shhhh....don't tell my husband) and I'm sneaking in a few of my favorite blogs. Please know that I'm thinking of you both.