Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gotcha - 5 years

 Nanchang 2008

I thank God every single day for making you my daughter.  

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

No words - How could there be?

Sometimes there just aren't words to put to the emotion of adoption.  I have come to the conclusion that the reason is . . . Babies are born to a mother and were meant to be loved, adored, fed, held, cherished and nurtured with their needs being met quickly and lovingly.   Often times in the world of adoption this doesn't happen.  In the case or our daughter (we gave been calling her DJ for Dong Jiao)  she has lived in an orphanage  her entire life.  These things did not and have not happened for her.  This is not "natural" or "normal" 

This is the deal, in my mind and heart there just are NOT words to put to these feelings.  I just can't wrap my mind around it because it is not "natural" or "normal"  it is not the way it was meant to be.  

It does make me so happy to see a banana in her hand.

It does make me want to jump on the next airplane and go love on my girl. 

 It does make me so happy to see a smile on her face.

If things go as planned and predicted we will be on a China bound plane on 1/1.  That gives me hope.  
I take comfort in knowing that his entire plan is not mine but God's.  

These photos are just a day old. .  This  amazing family is in China now.