Thursday, 12 April 2007

Today four years ago...

in a room on the 38th floor of a hotel in Nanjing China, there were two nervous women waiting for a precious gift. One hour earlier then expected the phone rang, a lady on the other side said they arrived... In to the hallway we went MIL with video camera all set... then we heard the elevator opening just around the corner, one of the women started to cry, the other couldn't stop trembling... some cute sounds came our way...


In case you are wondering DH could not come, he had a collapsed long and in the midst of the SARS period the hospital didn't think it was a good idea for him to travel :-( And yes, we have a great video of the ceiling and walls of the hotel ;-)

Today it is four years ago I became a mummy in a far away country. Mei-Li was not exactly happy with us, she cried for hours and did not wanted to look at these big eyed white women. Luckily that all changed :0)

This lo is made on a bathroom tile, I used loads of alcohol ink, pearlex and embossing powders. I also used a red thread, this is a Chinese proverb often used by families adopting from China.

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance.The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.

The little baby in the picture needed some time to get used to us, her new home and all the attention she got. She grew to be a happy five year old, who sometimes drives me nuts :0)) (see trashcan) And I love it!

Have a beautiful day!

13 comments:

Daffie Online said...

Beautiful story and beautiful project Mirjam :)

Je@net said...

Een wel heel bijzondere dag voor jullie!!
Prachtige foto en wat een ontzettend mooie lay-out!

Marjolein said...

Wow, this is great!! What a wonderful story, and such a wonderful joyful day for all of you!

M@rtine said...

love the LO, and what a greath story!. She is beautiful!
*Hugs* Martine

Birgit said...

Daar krijg ik een brok van in mijn keel! Wat een prachtige dochter heb je!!

Eminepala said...

Yeah I agree with the others... It's a wonderful story... This little girl is SOOOOOOOO beautiful... She is lucky to have a mother who scrapbooks LOL

Enjoy your time together... I wish you all the luck in the world with your family

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful story. And a very beautiful girl. I really like your project you made of that special day.

Nura Keif said...

She is beautiful and the project too!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

D@nielle said...

WOW this is indeed a special day, a beautifull story topped with an even more beautiful lo ! You were meant to be together to love and live together so that you could scrapbook this wonderful life !

Monique said...

Your little girl is beautiful! Love your work and that chinese "spreuk" is great!

~currant7 said...

lovely item/layout!
:)

dawn said...

This is such a woinderful story and a gorgeous work of art - I'm so glad your little angel mei-li has made your lives complete... have a wonderful day :D

Nicole said...

Ohh Mirjam, prachtig verhaal en wat een super leuk idee om het op een tegeltje te maken...

gr Nicole