Sunday, February 24, 2013

5 hours and counting...

We're in our room in Guangzhou trying to prepare for the way our lives will soon be forever changed. :)  Even though we've done this a few times, I'm every bit as anxious, excited and filled with hope as the first time. What will this little person need from us (beyond love, of course)?  What blessings and gifts will she bring to our family that we don't yet know about?  What challenges will there be?  What will her personality be like, what will her preferences be, and how will she adjust?  Will she like our dog and cats?  Will she enjoy her new room and toys?  Will she love having a big family with siblings close to her age?  Will she like to ride bikes and go to the park and shop?  Will she sense that she's in a safe place with love, fun, happiness, and just the right amount of crazy?

I believe with all my heart that this sweet daughter of God was hand-picked for our family, so no matter what comes - good or bad - she is ours and we are hers. <3


  1. So touching and so well said. Thinking of you and dying to see gotcha pictures. <3

  2. Praying for you and for your daughter.

  3. Congrats, I am hooked on your blog. Happy Forever Family Day!!

  4. That gave me the chills... hee, hee... maybe because I have so many of the same questions running through my mind... and gratitude for the blessings already pouring forth.