Families in Waiting/ Our Story and a Letter to Our Daughter
written February 14th, 2000
*two months before we received
My husband and I are waiting for our little Raimi Wei-Lin Woodruff. I think we
have been waiting all our lives for her.
I'm Judy and I'm from New York. I come from a family of small, slightly nutty
people. Glenn's "people" are from Oklahoma and Kansas and are also slightly nutty.
The main difference is that they are very tall.
Our families include many religions, about 3 different races, many occupations,
temperaments and interests. Most of us LOVE animals, especially dogs from the
Humane Society or any other haven for unappreciated creatures. Some of us are
in the helping and/or teaching professions, with a nice smattering of "computer
heads" among us all. Some of us are still "finding themselves" but are generally
very nice people to be around.
My husband and I have four dogs and two cats. We bought an old house in a "transitional"
neighborhood which never "transisted". We are fixing it up and want to sell it
QUICK as soon as we get back from China.
Glenn works very full time designing video and audio effects for editing systems.
I work part time and go to school.
Every day brings us closer to our dream. We are waiting for Raimi.
When you are old enough to find this web site and laugh at the primitive nature
of its construction on a system that will by then have become obsolete - remember
- Your Mom was supposed to be doing homework
but she is doing this instead.
- That means I was a procrastinator before I
became a Mom. I hope you won't take after me in this regard.
- But that means I will understand when you
suddenly discover there is something else you MUST do when you should be studying
for a history test.
- But I will probably still tell you to go study
for your history test. I'm supposed to do stuff like that.
- I saw you as my child before you were even
born. I dreamt of you when I was a child.
- Please understand how vast and unending our
love is for you. No matter what you do or where you are, you will always be
our little girl.