Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Charlie, bar the door!!!!!
We just wanted to thank you all in advance for understanding our need of some alone time once we are home. I know how excited you all are to meet our precious gift from God (just like we are for her to meet all of you), but we also have to think about the emotional state she will be in and all the changes that will occur in such a short amount of time in this young little girl's life. Until she understands that we (her parents and siblings) are her permanent care takers, and that we are not going to leave her we will have to be very careful of how we introduce her to the rest of the world. We will also have to be very careful of who we allow in our home for the first several weeks. Please understand that this is nothing against any of you in any way, but about helping her establish a good secure level of bonding and attachment to us as quick as possible. Hannah will be almost 2 years old when we get her home. This is old enough to be very aware of all the changes and people coming and going in her life, yet too young to understand it all.
Due to us hoarding up in our home as much as possible, many of you have asked if you could come to the airport to greet us on the way home. The answer is YES...we would like to invite you (those who are able and want to) to come to the airport for a VERY BRIEF meet and greet before we head to the house and crash. Since the airport is already so full of people coming and going it would be better to do this there vs. our home. Please keep in mind that this will be a VERY BRIEF time due to the obvious. With all that said, we will eventually find our new normal, get her acquainted with life in the CrAzY Campbell family, take her to her new Sunday School class, and will soon have the chance to introduce Hannah to each of you...and we can HARDLY WAIT for that day to come. :)
Thank you all for your continued love and prayers for all of us. We could not do this without you.
Posted by The Campbell Family at 7:27 AM