She wrote back!!! Sent a lot of pictures and an amazing update! I can't even process all that she said in the update because (a) it's 4:08 am and (b) I am so over the moon at the simple fact that I got one, that I can't soak in what it says. I pray that this day at work flies by, because I plan to be planted in front of my laptop from 5:30 til whenever I go to sleep, looking at these. I was right - she has drastically changed, but she is the most beautiful little girl I've ever seen! I may be a bit biased. I couldn't go back to sleep without at least skimming the photos. Ahhhhh! I could cry. Happy tears this time! Now I'm going to go text her birthdad with the good news and try and get some sleep (laughable!) until my alarm goes off at 7.
Thank you all for your kind words during what was probably the second toughest thing I've gone through in regards to the adoption as a whole. You don't know how much it lifted my spirits, even just to know others had been there, or other adoptive moms agreed with my worries.
Good night (or morning)!