Guo Wan Jun, October 2004Jake, if the phone rings while I am out checking my email, please answer it.
No problem, Mom.
Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring...
Me: JAKE! YOU MISSED THE PHONE! THE PHONE!!!!
oops... not nice... reassure Jakey... I'm sorry I was loud, I am just on pins and needles...
Finally check voicemail
Hi, this is Mike from Holt (our adoption agency). I have your referral...
Me: AH! It was THE CALL. We missed THE CALL!
Dial Hugh. We have a baby! Come home! No, wait... let me call him back and then I'll call you back and then I'll throw up. Come home! No! Wait! (3 way call? never entered our minds)
You have a daughter. Her name is Guo Wan Jun and she is in Guixi, Jiangxi, China. She was born on December 3, 2003 and according to Susie (director of the China program) she is very beautiful* and according to her paperwork she is extremely obstinate.*
Photos and paperwork to arrive Tuesday.
Jake and Jack sitting next to me on the couch. Pie eyed. My dad, sitting across from me, grinning like a maniac... pulling out his cell and calling everyone he knows.
Call Hugh. Come home, I say...it is very hard for me to form actual words so just come home.
Ring Ring Ring
Hello? Hello again, Mike... what's that? Really? Wow... thanks. I'll call right now.
Susie, hi it's Kristin... Mike said you told him that you would fax me my daughter's information tonight... so, if you get this message in time, our fax number is...
Hugh home... Tsing Tao beer and lucky red flowers... out for Chinese... tell everyone in restaurant about our newest child... keep crying... keep congratulating each other and the children.
After dinner... should we go and check if a fax came? What the hell. Hugh runs inside his office... gone awhile... comes out... with 43 pages behind his back... including photos.
Much photo analyzing.
EvaJun, October 2006
* Both beautiful and obstinate... as we have come to know!