Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Call

56 comments:

Colleen said...

DAGGIT! Why can't I view this??

skm said...

You went and did it again....have me crying in the middle of the afternoon! A beautiful moment in time, thanks for sharing it with us.
Sharon

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Tears of sweet joy...She is so beautiful!!! Between you and PM, I have had makeup running down my face, two days in a row!!

Thanks for sharing your special day with us!

Lisa

Colleen said...

Ohhhhh this is beautiful!!!!! Thank you for sharing such a tender moment. Breathtaking!

Sandra said...

Crying tears of joy here. I've been there twice and watching others experience it is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

Diana said...

That was BeAuTiFuL!!! I am so happy for you. You are JUST GLOWING!!! She is just perfect..I just love her smile.
Hugs

Dawn said...

Thank you for sharing that moment with all of us...I have tears streaming down my face...she is truly beautiful...and the two of you looks soo happy!

Island Girl said...

Such a beautiful moment "Thank-You" for sharing it with us. I can't wait to se the video of you actually holding her!!! [{HUGS}]
Bobbie

Deb said...

Tracey,

I have followed your blog over the past 18 months. Your video was amazing...I can't even begin to imagine the joy and excitement that you and your husband must have felt seeing your beautiful daughter's face for the first time. Thank you for sharing such a personal moment on your blog. I look forward to the days to come when you get to meet Emerson Grace face to face!!

God bless you and your family!
Deb

M :-) said...

I have happy tears streaming down my face. What a beautiful video, and how precious that you have "the call" recorded.

Congrats again!!

Luna said...

BEAUTIFUL video!! I'm crying the happy tears again! I still can't believe this is all real. How blessed we are to FINALLY know who are girls are.

Marla said...

Awwwwww, LOVE this!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Colleen said...

Well aren't I a smarty pants...and pulled the video up on my trusty Iphone to watch since my company laptop was blocking it.

T... I am bawling. I was too nervous to cry when the referral came because I had ALOT of responsibility ... (taken on happily I might add). But now... watching this and reliving it? I am so overwhelmed... oh my god. Can we do it again? Please??

What a great video and song. Love love love it.

I have to go watch it again.

thegreybullet said...

Thank you so much for sharing such a moment!! I have tears of joy streaming down my face! Little Emerson is coming home to such a lovely family. You could feel the love and pure joy and excitement through the video.I hope you will be able to go ASAP to have Emerson in your arms.
Ellen

3 Peanuts said...

BAWLING my eyes OUT!!!!! Oh my goodness...I am hysterical here (make-up ruined and I am going out to dinner too;) T---I am so incredibly happy for you. Over the past 2 years that I have followed your blog, it broke my heart to see how long and hard your wait was. I really identified with your pain. I hurt for you. Now, I rejoice with you. I really cannot express how happy I am. I posted about your lil Emerson a few minutes ago. I love that she and Kate share part of their name too. I will have a special place in my heart for Emerson Grace.

Tawni said...

Perfect. Priceless.

I'm crying here...Owen just asked why after I told him he said - "but isn't they happy mom??" they sure are babe, they sure are.

She's beautiful, I can't get over how beautiful she is...

t

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE IT..
Bawling my eyes out...
I can't imagine..
Can't wait..
HUGS..
Sooooo HAPPY for you..

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your beautiful Emerson Grace! And thank you for sharing your special moment with your blog friends! I love the expressions and the love you and your husband shared as you saw your baby girl for the first time!

I hope you travel very soon and have that beautiful girl in your arms for forever!

Melinda said...

Amazing! What a moment that must have been! Tears of joy flowing for you and your beautiful family!

Jacquie said...

Simply T, that was simply lovely. So glad you were able to capture it all and share it with us. Thank you.

PIPO said...

Good Gawd...you referral gals have GOT to stop making me cry. I have shed more tears this past week than when I got my OWN referral (it was the shock when it was my turn ;0)

Again...congrats.

I will be sending you the speical Ergo, a one-of-a-kind dress and a few other things as soon as they arrive here.

Special K said...

I'm back to watch for the second time. When I called you earlier I couldn't even pull myself together to type a comment I was crying so hard. LOL!

I'm so freakin' happy you decided to post it. It was amazing!! I feel like I just got to experience a little piece of that magical moment with you and J (and Col). Beautiful! Just beautiful!

Ellen in SoCal said...

Bawling like a baby at this sweet video. Congrats again to all of you. Thanks for posting this and letting all of us share in your special moment.

The Carmodys said...

Very cool! Thank you so much for sharing that special video. I love seeing your reactions and just the excitement and joy . . . very contagious. Congratulations again. May the time FLY by between now and bringing that beautiful girl home where she belongs!

k

Colleen said...

OK - had to watch again and share with Jim. Simply magical. Are you still on your "high"...??? Is she the most beautiful little thing or ever? Jim said you for sure give waiting families hope.

Loves you guys!

Pug Mama said...

Just sweet as can be.
So freakin' surreal, wasn't it??
And look at you - with your hair all straight and your fancy necklace - it's almost as if you knew you were getting the call!!!!!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

I am all teary now! Loved it! That was so wonderful! It is definitely a call that changes your whole life. She is simply precious.

Kayce said...

Love it! I just love it! Thanks for the good tears. Can't wait for our call.

Leanne said...

Thank You for sharing such a special moment with all of us. I had to watch it twice because the first time I couldn't see thru all the tears. Simply Amazing ! Emerson is one lucky little girl.

Glinda said...

*Glinda in her most regal of voices*

In honor of this momentous occasion, I present you with this poem written by me especially for you and Emerson Grace...


A Home For You

Woefully,
My heart
Has been gone for sometime
Looking for lost years
Holding back time for
Vowing to hold on for
You.

Wistfully,
My heart
Has been roaming around my mind
Scanning the memories
Wishing they were of
Knowing they will be of
You.

Longingly,
My heart
Has been hiding behind smiles sublime
Holding a hand out to
Singing in silence to
You.

Finally,
My heart
Has been rejoicing at days left behind
Opening wide for
Knowing its home for
You.

Glinda said...

P.S. I had no idea that would turn out to be so GINORMOUS!

I must tell you that the tenderness with which your husband holds you brings tears to my eyes every time I watch your video...and I have done so many times. I am so thankful to be able to catch a glimpse of the joy I hope to one day experience.

Mya said...

Beautiful video. Your joy brings it all back and the tears! I had to watch it twice too! What a beautiful daughter you have. Looking forward to seeing you hold her in your arms. Congratulations! I too hope that this gives those still waiting hope that dreams do come true. What a blessing adoption is!

Dawn said...

CONGRATS ~ Our Vietnamese son was born March 6th. We first saw his face last July. We hope to go get him in the next month.

http://wehavebeenblessed.blogspot.com

simply t said...

Glinda, my heart just fell into another puddle upon the floor....you've got to stop doing this to me. Beautiful, appreciated & treasured.

mandy rose said...

I just found your blog! I was literally balling while I watched your video! I don't know you, but I can only imagine how thrilled you are to finally get your baby girl! We have friends adopting from China who have been waiting for two years with no word yet.

Congratulations!!! What a beautiful journey your beginning! Can't wait to follow!

Mandy @ http://houseofroseblog.com

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!!! She is absoutly georgous! I have followed your blog for a long time and never commented, I guess now is as good a time as any right.

Happy Bunny said...

What a beautiful video... am sitting here crying. Emerson Grace will treasure this video when she's older, and will be able to see for herself how much she was loved and wanted and waited for. Congratulations again on your new daughter!

Rhonda said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this part of your journey.

Debbie said...

what a video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so incredibly happy for you all!!! she is such a beautiful baby girl ... coming to a beautiful family!

Glinda said...

I will stop...when she is home ;)

Ro, Ro, sa, ta, and so said...

Crying like a baby here in balmy Wisconsin. (Ha, ha...) Thanks for sharing. Your smiles speak volumes! I wish you speedy travels.

Best,
Rochelle
Mum to...
Sawyer
Tate
Sofia (a. Datong, Shanxi 2005)
Daisy (LID 4/12/07)

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Beautiful video. Congrats!
Donna

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Well, now I have to go and redo my makeup for the day. That was such a cool video! We are so happy for all of you. It has been a very long wait and you are finally heading toward that last leg to the journey of a lifetime. (of course, you already know this because you have been journeying with three amazing boys already) :0)
CONGRATS again!

Debra said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see her in your arms. I relive my own adoption experiences every time I get to see another blessed family get to their child. Truly, there is nothing like adoption. I just wish everyone could experience it. God is so close to you the whole time you are in China. Just wait, the best is yet to be.
Congrats,
Debra

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing your moment! I was having tech. problems and was dying to get hem fixed so I could see your video. I finally did and could hardly get to your blog fast enough. She is just beautiful!!!!!!! What a wonderful family! Congratulations!

Lesa said...

I don't know you personally, but you had me in tears...tears of joy for you and your family.

It made me think back to our Referral Day with our 5 1/2 year old 4 1/2 years ago.

She has such a wonderful happy smile! She will be your joy.

Congratulations!!

Can't wait for ours... LID June 19th, 2006.

Lesa

Tracee said...

You made me cry...such a beautiful moment you have captured for EG. Congrats again!!

Polar Bear said...

I swore I wasn't going to cry. Now I have to go to confession. :o)

Beautiful video. Beautiful.

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing such an amazing moment in your lives. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that you finally have your daughter. And you look hot to boot.

my3 kids said...

Congratulations..what a beautiful little girl Emerson Grace is. I hope you get to travel to bring her home really soon.

Janet said...

Oh yeah, you had me crying on that one. And I loved watching you both peering so intently at the screen. And how you can't stop laughing at giggling. And how you actually sort of talked to the screen at your new baby. I LOVED this. Precious.

Princess Diaries said...

I am smiling 'cause your joy is infectious! thanks for sharing these precious moments

Laurie said...

Perfect.

Suzie said...

What an awesome and amazing video. Thank you for sharing with so many of us that are still waiting! Emerson Grace is beautiful and looks like she will be the perfect fit for your fun family.

kris said...

man that is SO cool. i am just... speechless. seriously, so cool. hurry and go get her :O)

3D said...

That was awesome!!! Thank you for sharing it. I am so happy for you!

Keep smilin!