Wednesday, May 27, 2009

no small miracle

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.

- Mother Teresa

At about the same time the sun was rising back home in New York, we welcomed a new daughter into our family.

Andjela Schafer (soon-to-be Emerson Andjeline Schafer, once we do the readoption process at home), is officially ours! :)

It was a very busy and exhausting day, much paperwork at the Social Work Center followed by a dash across town to get her brand new birth certificates and ending with a long wait in the police station to change her last name in preparation for our passport appointment tomorrow morning. We then headed to the orphanage one last time, had chocolates and Turkish coffee (which I love LOL) with J and some of the staff, dressed our still-sick little sweetie in a pretty pink dress and headed back to the apartment. She is perfectly at ease and curious about her new surroundings and hopefully she gets over the cold she has very soon. We are relaxing and waiting for our next busy day to begin - one we finally get to face together.

It has been a very long and difficult journey filled with many hurdles and many moments of doubt and uncertainty. One year and one day.

All worth it. :)