Friday, January 30, 2009

Four Years

Today is "Gotcha Day" or "Adoption Day"! I know people call it different things but it has been 4 years ago today since Tom and I stood in a little room with 8 other families in China and had Lindze placed in our arms for the first time. It was a day that I will always remember. The day we became a forever family. Lindze had this complete look of shock on her face. She never cried not once the whole time we were in that social welfare building. It took a lot for us to hold it together because it had been such a long journey for us to get to that day. I will never forget that day and I want to thank God for the blessing that he bestowed on us 4 years ago. I also have to thank Lindze's birth country China for allowing us to bring home one of their precious children. And of course I will never forget her birth mother who made such a sacrifice in order for that day to happen for us. Happy Adoption Day Lindze. We love you!!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Nine Month Birthday

Just wanted to wish Little Man a happy nine month birthday. Hoping for good news of some kind this week. Hate that we have missed so much of your life so far but promise to make it up to you when you come home. Love you and miss you so much.
Your sister says to come home soon! Love you baby!!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My Girl

A couple of photos of Lindze on her 5th birthday. I miss Little Man so much but she sure keeps me going these days. She had a great time at Build A Bear. She named her bear "Heart" and is now sleeping with her at night. She had such a good birthday. Well hoping and praying for some kind of good news this week but I am sure having my doubts.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Lindze!!

Today is my sweet Lindze's 5th birthday. We have had a great day so far and in just a few we are headed to Build A Bear in order to have fun with her little friend S. I think of her birthmother on this day and the sacrifice she made 5 years ago. What was going through her mind when she had to leave her baby with complete strangers and just hope that she was taken care of? I just wish I could tell her that Lindze has turned out to be such the perfect little girl and that she is being taken care of. She is loved by us and all who meet her. We have complete strangers come up to us and tell us what a sweet girl she is. I just wish I could tell her birthmother all of this and what this child has brought to our lives. She came into our lives when she was 4 years and 2 weeks old and that day was one of the best days of our life. I thank her birthmom and God for her everyday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDZE!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Hoping And Praying

I like all of you out there am hoping that some certain government officials come back from their holiday vacations with pens in hand ready to sign some letters. We can all hope and pray that the holidays have softened their hearts and they will allow us to bring our babies home very soon. I guess we will all know something next week.
On a positive note, B and T are on their way to K. for an interim trip so I should get updated pictures of Little Man next week. He turns 9 months old in a little over 2 weeks and I am looking forward to seeing new pictures of him. I would rather see him in person but if I cannot a picture sometimes helps with the wait.
Anyway hopefully the next post will be with some good news. I don't get my hopes up anymore due to all of the disappointments lately and it helps my disposition when I do not stay on the positive side but we will see.