Sunday, January 11, 2009

With Rebecca At Last

Sorry for the belated post but I could not get our internet access to work last night so I'm using the business center. Of course that's not what you want to hear about anyway.

We do have Rebecca now. We had just arrived at our hotel with another couple from our travel group. We walked into the lobby and their daughter was already here. I whipped out my camera and started taking pictures for them & in walks Amanda with Rebecca! Bless her little heart, she was scared and was shaking a little . But we went up to the room and spent the rest of the evening. Bless Amanda's heart, she stayed until Rebecca was fast asleep. It was a very emotional day for me because even though she knew we were her parents, it was still very scary for her.

Today we finalize the adoption. I'll try to post more tonight.


jj frog's mom said...

Congratulations Hunters!! You have rendered the eminent scientist speechless... I didn't get emotional during my adoptions, yet I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. Please post pictures as son as you can.

All of us in the swamp

Eve said...

Wonderful Carolin...I am so happy Amanda was able to stay, so Rebecca could start to learn you---how amazing, how sweet, how thankful I am that sweet Rebecca is in such a loving family!

Teresa said...

Congratulations! How exciting. I have tears in my eyes reading about Rebecca's nervousness. I know she will be fine with her new family, but it is scary for any child going into the great unknown.

I agree, though. We need pictures!

Norma said...

Also waiting for those pictures. Bless that sweet little girl and we pray for a smooth transition.

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! I am hoping and praying that Rebecca has a smooth transition. Bless her little heart! I, too, can't wait to see pictures!

Laura said...

Congratulation! I know it was so exciting to finely getting to see & hold Rebecca for the first time. How sweet it was for Amanda to stay until Rebecca went to sleep. Can not wait till we see all the pictures.

Love ya
Laura & Landon

Leslie said...

So happy for you guys and little Rebecca. Please udate us again, with everything little Rebecca is doing. Pictures would be wonderful as well, but understand if your using the business center's computer. O'shucks!!!

Can't wait to read your next post.
Keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

We were so excited to see your post. It brought back so many emotions when we read it. Scott and I both got tears in our eyes. We know what that scared and confused look that Rebecca had, it was very hard to see Jenna that way. She will be a totally different girl in a few days. We are so happy for you all and give the kids hugs from us. We love you.
Kristie, Scott, Adam, Alex and Jenna

J. and C said...

AWWW!!! We are so happy for you!! I have been thinking of you so often since Thursday! I am just thrilled for Rebecca and the rest of your family! I can't wait to see her!!! Hugs!
The Lowe Gang
J., Cindy, Lyla, Haley, Jesse, and Ryan David

trina said...

Bless her heart. I can't wait to see pictures!!! Hugs!! Happy day!

Jet said...

Congratulations!! Finally Rebecca is in your arms. I just love the fact Amanda stays with the children to comfort them. This made the transition of our little cutie much easier!!!
Can't wait to see pictures... enjoy your little sweetheart!


Shayla's Mom said...

Congratulations. I'm praying for a nice, smooth transition for you all.

Lisa (Shayla's mom)
Back from China Sept 2007

J. and C said...

Oh Carolin and Hunter family! Rebecca is more beautiful! I love her smile! So happy for you!
The Lowe Gang

Wendy said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to hear more.

It's great Amanda could stay so long. She really loves these kids and it must be a very bittersweet moment for her when "her" kids meet their forever families.

Best wishes!