The Waiting is Past; Now Comes the Hard Work

If you’ve been following this blog, you know we’ve been awaiting the arrival of two new grandchildren, Mikaiah Joseph Daniel and Zuri Grace Daniel. We now have photographic proof that this whole thing isn’t just an expensive and nerve-wracking fantasy. They’re finally in their parents’ arms!

For a little background, here’s the post where I first discussed this: https://yswords.com/?p=1052

As I write this (4:30 pm on Wednesday), they’re at the airport in Cincinnati where they met one another.e. I’m staying with their other three kids at their house in Reston, Virginia. The plan is for us (the three kids and me) to meet them at Dulles at about 9 pm.

Yes, it’s a school night, but who cares? We’ve all waited a looooong time for this, and it’s worth letting the kids stay up late to celebrate.

Both Mom and Dad are wearing T-shirts with a picture of the continent of Africa on the front, with a heart over the DRC. (You can get the general idea of what it looks like in this shot of just Mom with the kids.) On the back, it says “147 million orphans – minus 2.”

I’m so proud of our daughter and son-in-law for wanting to do this and for making the enormous sacrifice it entails. I’m concerned about all the work and worry that lies ahead. But even though I haven’t met them yet, I love those two kids like they’re my own.

Work and worry, yes. But I’m looking forward to beginning it, at long last!

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10 thoughts on “The Waiting is Past; Now Comes the Hard Work

    1. Thanks, Ane. The poor little things must be beyond overwhelmed already, being taken from the only thing they’ve ever known, flown halfway across the world, and handed over to two strangers who don’t speak their language. But y’know, if they’re crying and need to be held, I just might be happy to do it.

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