I can't believe it, but Mingmei Chu is finally with us. She is even more beautiful than we can imagine!
This is Leila. Leila Rodowsky. I am sitting here, just staring at my tiny daughter as she eats her breakfast. As you can imagine, both my husband and myself are estatic that she is finally here with us, here in America, her new home.
Not surprisingly, my mom and dad did not come with us to the airport to celebrate her arrival. They are still acting all pigheaded and stubborn; they refuse to acknowledge Mingmei as their newest grandchild. Our joy is tempered with sadness.
I am scared that my mother or father are going to do everything in their power to try to have Mingmei taken away with us; they have left threatening phone calls, have sent us nasty letters; we are beside ourselves with worry.
I don't know what we'd do if our daughter was to be taken away from us. I don't think we could live with ourselves if that happened!
In the meantime, however, we will enjoy our child as long as she is here, not to worry so much about the unknown. We are putting our faith, our trust in God, and are asking people to pray for us. If there was any time we needed prayer, it would be now, because you never know what may happen in the near future.
Our daughter is still learning the language, learning to get used to us, as well as her new surroundings. She's already established us as her new mommy and daddy, and she knows that she is loved.
If we can convince my parents that she is our child, that she is their grandchild, then maybe we can get somewhere. This racial tension, this prejudice they hold against Mingmei, has got to stop--and soon!
~To be continued.~