Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 1/2 Hours and Counting!!!

Ahhhhhhh!!! Only 2 1/2 hours and I will be gazing at pictures of my sweet Hannah whom I love deeply already!!!

As you've followed along here my constant theme has always been that Hannah's entire adoption is a beautiful puzzle orchestrated by the Master Himself!!! Many times I have talked about God's perfect timing and He bringing Hannah and I together at the exact moment He ordained long ago. The first meeting would be by picture and even though that exact date and time was a mystery for me, it was never for Him. He knew that at exactly 10:00am on Saturday, August 29, 2009 He would reveal Hannah to me in the form of pictures! It gives me goose bumps just typing this knowing that the day is finally here!!! The exact day and time that she will be placed in my arms is still unknown to me, but not to God! He also knows that and once again in His perfect timing He will orchestrate that as well!!! Continually trusting Him....

Now, if you think this mommy sounds pretty calm then words have hidden my true emotions!! I'm a jumpy, giddy, excited, wonderful mess of emotions right now!! I got some sleep last night but it was so funny as 3 times I woke up and looked at the clock and it was exactly on the hour!

First waking was at 1:00 (after sleeping mere minutes at the most!) and I quickly did the math and thought....only 9 more hours until I 'meet' Hannah!!

Second waking was at 2:00 exactly and it was 8 hours. I celebrated!!

Third waking was sometime after 3:00 and I was up for almost an hour. Too excited to sleep and suddenly feeling the need to try again to fix my scanner. Alas, no luck. My scanner just refuses to work with Vista. Will be heading to my parent's place to scan Hannah's pictures it looks like!

After sleeping a little more, albeit fitfully, I woke again and looked at the clock as it read 7:00 on the button. I laughed as once again I'd woken exactly on the hour! And then....truly laughed out loud at myself as I realized the reason why I'd woken at exactly 7:00 was that the radio was playing as that's when I'd set my alarm! Oops!!! Excited much???

I'm off to get ready and then heading into Toronto with my parents for our 10:00 meeting...HANNAH's picture and referral meeting!!! My mom asked if I wanted her to pick up a Timmy's for me and can you believe I said 'No?' Given my track record these past couple of weeks I can barely hold a cup of coffee when I'm sitting still at my desk at work let alone in a van bouncing along the highway!!!

I'm off!!! Soon, so very, very SOON I will see my sweet baby's face; know more details about her; be able to read her medical report and get an idea of how big she is. Guess who's shopping today?

God is SO GOOD!!! Praising Him for answered prayers!!!

'I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.'

1 Samuel 1:27


  1. So excited for you as well. I will be thinking of you precisely at 10:00am. How fun will it be to go shopping with you daughter's info and a beautiful face to imagine in all the things you purchase. I can not wait to see your precious hannah Angel's face. Have a fabulous day!!

  2. Okay, I don't know what the time difference is for us...but i'm thinking you've seen her pictures???!! SOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU! Can not WAIT to see who God has chosen for YOU!

    The verse that we chose for our "Adoption Announcement" (that uhm...never got sent out...) is Psalms 119:23 "The LORD has done this and it is marvelous in our eyes!"

    Congratulations to you!

  3. Thinking of you this morning, Catherine! I have such excitement and anticipation for you, and cannot wait to see sweet Hannah's face later today!

  4. I am so excited for you even though I do not even know you. I can't wait for you to see sweet Hannah's face.
    Your little clip of the radio dedication brought tears to my eyes. This is such exciting news.
    Congratulations again.

  5. So excited for you and your family! It's Hannah day all over again :-)

  6. What a wonderful day for you!!!!
    Can't wait to see the pics!
    Have a fantastic day shopping for your princess!

  7. Wow!!! Such an exciting moment!!! Have a fantastic morning & fun shopping!!

  8. How exciting,what a beautiful day it is for you and your family.looking forward to seeing that adorable little angels face and sharing in your excitment later today!

  9. I've been checking all day... I HATE THE TIME DIFFERENCE!!! I can only assume you have seen your beautiful daughter's face, by now - and are totally head over heels in love.

    Your words, in the first paragraph, are so so true... how you can actually think of all that, at a time like this is amazing!!! LOL!!! (gosh, I sound like a pathetic christian, don't I?!!)

    Yes, Yes, Yes! God has known forever - who you are, who Hannah is, and the very moment, you will lay eyes on her!

  10. I hope it will be a short ride. Lots of people are on Cloud 9 with you and all your loved ones.

  11. It is almost time for you to see your baby girl! I am so excited for you! What an amazing time! I'm going to be thinking of you all morning and can't wait until I get home today to check your blog (I'm heading out to a birthday party)! Happy Day!!!

  12. WOW!!! So excited for you! Guess you must feel like you are getting the most wonderful Christmas present ever and here it is only August!!! Congratulations--can't wait to see sweet Hannah's face!
    In Christian Love,
    Grandma to a sweet China Girl

  13. I am sitting here with a BIG smile on my face for you!!! I am not sure of the time difference so I do not know if you have seen your daughters picture yet. I am so happy for YOU!!!

  14. Here's a conversation I just had with Victoria this morning.

    V: Is Miss Catherine going to come to our house to show us the pictures of Hannah?

    Me: When?

    V: Today.

    Me: No.

    V: Tomorrow?

    Me: (trying not to laugh) No, not tomorrow - Miss Catherine will be busy shopping. But don't worry, when she gets time, she'll put the picture on the computer for us to see.

    V: Ok, check every hour to see if it's there yet ok mom?

    Gotta love it eh? I'm obviously not the only excited one here to see Hannah's precious face!


  15. get me so goosebumpy! I can't wait.


  16. Catherine,

    I have been following your blog for a while. Although we have never meet or even had a conversation, I am sooo excited for you. I can't wait for you to see your sweet Hannah TODAY. That was the most exciting thing to every happen to me next to my kids being placed in my arms in China. Know that you have many many internet freinds who can't wait to "meet" Hannah as well.

  17. Catherine, I am so happy for you. You have handled this wait with grace and faith, and today you will receive a beautiful reward for your faithfulness.

    I'll check back soon.


  18. It's 7:41 here in Osoyoos, B.C. and by now you will have seen your precious little girl! I can't imagine how your entire being will "light up"!
    I follow Dawn's blog and her wonderful story about her 2 new additions to their family and a 1/2 a world away another little girl does not know what a lucky little girl she is!
    God Bless you and you daughter and all those who know you and love you and her already.

  19. Oh my gosh ... it's 10:45am!!!
    So you know who Hannah is right now. This is so very exciting. I can't wait to see her pics. Congrats, mama!

  20. Oh my! It's 11:00 and you know who Hannah is! My goodness... can't wait for the next post to see her picture! Congratulations doens't seem to hold enough emotion! I am so excited for you! Awesome!

  21. Am praising God with you for not only his perfect timing, but for the wonderful blessings he has bestowed upon us both!! Am waiting as patiently as possible :) for you to post Hannah's picture.

    Take good care,

  22. I can not believe at this moment, you've seen your baby girls picture! I'm going to a birthday party today but you better believe I will be refreshing all day on my iPhone! Thanks for sharing this time of joy with us!

  23. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! SOOOOOOOO exciting!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait to see your precious Hannah!!!


  24. Ahhhhhhhhh!! ANTICIPATION!!!!!! So excited for you!!!! Have never met you but have totally been thinking of you this morning...especially around 10am!!!!

  25. It's 8:36 on the West Coast. Waiting anxiously out here. I'm so exicted that you must have already seen her!

  26. Ohhhhhhhh girlie you have ME in goosebumps this morning and barely able to hold my morning coffee while I read this!! lol ;o)

    Soooooooo very excited for you!! Can't wait to "meet" your sweet baby girl as well today!!!

  27. So very excited for you. I'll be checking and checking later this afternoon to see that sweet little girl's picture.
    You've already seen her picture and cried a tear or two by now! lol!

  28. His timing is amazing and beautiful. I can't wait to see the smile on your face my sweet friend!

  29. Oh I cannot wait~!!! SO happy for you!! And I imagine you are WIDE awake despite waking up ALL night- amazing what a good dose of adrenaline with all this excitement does for you!!

  30. So happy, I can't wait to see her sweet face!

  31. Ooooh can't wait to see her beautiful face!

  32. Oh you gave me goosbumps too! You're so right, His timing is always perfect.

    I also have the verse here in my little ones journal, "For this child I prayed". And then the following one for when I first held her in my arms...

    1 Samuel 2:1 - And Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoiceth in the LORD.

    I know you will be doing a lot of rejoicing today. And every day from here on in! Some day your sweet Hannah will be saying the same thing, because God made you her Mommy. And I know you feel blessed, but she will be so very very blessed too. I just know that from your posts and blog.

    Jill xx

  33. By now you have seen sweet Hannah! I'm so excited for you!!! So very, very happy!!!

    Congratulations Mama!!! :o)

    You've been on my mind ALL morning! I haven't gotten anything accomplished in the last few hours because I'm very patiently (NOT) waiting by the computer. LOL


  34. Oh, I can't wait!! If you're waking up and can't sleep now what the heck are you going to do in China when you have the BIG count down to actually holding Hannah??!! The anticipation the night before in China is just crazy!! I can't wait for that night to come for you!

    Donna :)

  35. Post post post. :-)))) So happy for you. Synnøve from Norway,Europe

  36. It's 2 PM here in MickeyLand and we're headed off to a Dumpling Making Festival with our own little dumpling, The Empress.
    Looking forward to getting home and the possibility of a pic of your little one.
    God bless you, Catherine. You have waited so long and are such an inspiration to BlogLand. Can't wait!

  37. We were thinking of you at 10:00am this morning - now you know your daughters face - we are just so excited for you - can't wait until you get a minute to post Hannah's picture - such aticipation!!!
    Andrea, Wes and Sarah

  38. i found myself actually logging onto here a few time through the night to see if you had posted a peek for everyone - at this point (3:10 pm) i am sure you have engranied the photo of sweet hannah into your memory - and forever into your heart - a spot that was just waiting for her - have a wonderful day and cherish it always
    God Bless

  39. So it is now 3.30pm...I am sure you will be posting pics soon!!!

  40. I can't stand the suspense. I will keep checking until I see her beautiful face!!!!
    Kathie in NY

  41. Can't wait to see your sweet little baby's face!


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