Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

New Life

I want so desperately to describe the moment we first saw her with adequate words-there simply are just none! We were in a small in descript government office with a hand full of Asian officials and she came in already crying her eyes out. In three sections or less, she was in my arms and I was her momma. She was filthy, smelly, distressed, and crying BUT it was one of the most beautiful moments of my life. God placed this tiny little, hurting life in my care and instinctively she became mine. Daddy was soon by my side rubbing Jill's back and trying to soothe her, but she was really upset for a good hour or so. She was being ripped out of everything she has ever known and so I knew it would be hard on her. Darling Kiddo was great. She took pictures at the office and is settling in to the big sis role.

Here is what we know about our girl so far..

She sucks her thumb. I mean really sucks her thumb.

She loves to be tickled.

She snorts when she giggles.

She is tiny-barely filling out the 12 months cloths and growing into 18. She is swimming in most of the clothes I brought for her.

She is fascinated with lights-outside,inside and all around!

She hasn't eaten a thing since we got her last night. Please pray about this.

She is really quite mobile and moved from the sitting to standing position on her own. I bet she is walking, but she hasn't shown us yet.

She thinks her daddy is so funny. (Don't we all.) He was the first to really crack her up.

She hated her bath, but loved being massaged with lotion when she was done. She likes touch a lot and is responding well to it..

She has slept through the night so far although it is just now 2:30 AM.

She fits perfectly with us and was created to be ours by God from the beginning.

Please pray for her and us as we care for her. We love you and can't wait for you to meet her. What a blessed Easter indeed!


  1. Love to all of you! She is a beauty!! How precious she is all nuzzled into her mama! The Giver of Life is so awesome! He has knit your family together with perfection. I know what you mean about her being filthy and smelly...but none of that mattered, did it? I remember that feeling with Libi. So amazing! Rejoicing in the greatness of this day!

  2. Congratulations on your new baby girl! You don't know me personally, but I know many people who have been following your story and would love to offer some girl clothing for your precious daughter! I just changed seasons for my own daughter (a tiny two-year-old) and have many MANY toys, books, and very nice clothes that I would be willing to give to you if you would like to "shop" at our house when you return! My email: Again, congratulations! Kelly Cole

  3. Dear Sean, Leslie, Emily and Jillian . . . I couldn't wait to read your blog today! God certainly has Blessed you all! Such an amazing and precious Easter! I love the pictures . . . so beautiful! Love and hugs to you all!

  4. So glad to see that you are all together as a family! Looks like Sean did ok on the plane. I pray for Jill to be able to relax & enjoy her new suroundings. Before u know it she will be ating all kinds of food especially your fabulous peach cobbler. We will pray for your safety while u are there & your travels bac & for Jill to feel comfortable in new surroundings

  5. She is absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!!! Praying for her gets better every day...the saying, 'take one day at a time' has never rung more true in our lives then when we bring our babes home.