This morning (Friday morning) I got up knowing it was probably way to early to expect that the NYP had arrived in NY. My brain told me that S. was at work and probably would not see it till much later...it might not even arrive today...
At 8:43 a.m. pacific time her first email landed: "It arrived! I haven't opened it yet" (I was right she was at work)
At 8:56 a.m. she wrote: "I'm so nervous. I need my privacy. I know I will love it though."
At 9:04 a.m. she wrote:"I have to go home (later, to open it) So not till after work. Is it possible to love someone you've never met?"
At 9:15 a.m. she wrote: " :) I want to meet you."
At 9:21 a.m. she wrote: "Don't worry it is inside safe and sound."
At 3:08 p.m. she wrote: "My heart is palpitating. I have no words."
I am waiting for her words.At 5:05 p.m. she wrote in part: "I will write to you in detail...but in short--it is awe inspiring...a visually charged tribute to my lovely daughter that in it's parts, and as a whole, is provocative, thoughtful, stunning. I need to spend time with it,...." "...truly heartfelt thanks." I told S. that "it feels as though I have given birth and that the "baby" is now in her warm and loving arms." I have a sense of completion now. I am at peace. I hope I have not offended S. by sharing her words with me. As far as I know she doesn't read this blog. But you all have followed this work of art from it's inception pretty much and held my hand along the way. So I wanted to share the final acceptance and reactions with you as well. Thanks for all the support along this journey of mine. I am so very very happy! (and relieved) PS At 11:30 EST she wrote: "...and the way she is holding her dolly is phenomenal. Wow. I'm still reeling." I took DH out to a celebratory dinner tonight!!! ;-)