Deuteronomy 4:35

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

Monday, April 15, 2013

Gotcha Day

This morning our sweet treasure was birthed into my arms..
 There were twelve babies being adopted today.
She arrived somewhere in the middle of the group and I spotted her right away.
 To say this gotcha day was a dream is a understatement.
She came right to me with a little crunchy cheese stick prompting.
 She let me hold her, cuddle her, rock her, kiss her.
Dare I not jinx the rest of the week by saying.. She didn't shed even a tear.
 She played with the cups and stacked them while we waited.
She even laughed and smiled by the time we were on the bus.
 My assistants were a HUGE help.
They loved watching all the babies being born into their families.
This little treasure is a pure delight!
She has spent the afternoon eating, creating games with her new toys,
cooing, babbling, and playing with momma.
She hasn't slept any yet so I am hoping that tonight she will crash.


  1. I got up this morning and practically ran to your blog to see this precious girl in your arms. She is beautiful and looks like she is right where she needs to be...with her mama!! Praising God for his goodness and faithfulness through this whole process. Praying for a time of sweet, gentle bonding with Anna Mei.

  2. Oh my, my heart dropped to my feet when I first saw your post. Wow. Breathtakingly amazing. Wow, wow, wow. You are so blessed! Anna Mei is so blessed! A huge blessing to so many of us watching!
    -Beka =)

  3. Rejoicing with you! She is beautiful!

  4. She is absolutely darling! So very happy for the not of you! I'm so glad your gotcha day went smoothly. I will pray everything continues that way for you both!

  5. So happy for you & Anna, too! Brings me to tears of JOY!! Praying - I'll bet you would love to just get home already. :)

  6. I'm so happy for u to finally get to be together! Congratulations!

  7. Such beautiful photos! She is truly a gift from God Almighty!

    The boys saw the pictures of you with Anna and were so excited!!!

    Do you have any idea of what size she is wearing or anything that she needs? Inquiring minds want to know!

    Love you all!

  8. Oh Leslie! I'm crying & thanking our God that this sweet baby is now a part of your family!!!! I'm so happy for you & your family!!!!!!

  9. Love that second picture - the one of you two! It is priceless! ~nancy

  10. Yahooo!!!! So glad to see another Xuchang cutie in their mama's arms!