Since we got to Guangzhou, McKayla has been too busy to report in because she has had her friend Karsyn here and they have been having too much fun playing!
As y’all know, McKayla is very strong-willed and I love her for it! I remember when she was about 3, and dozens of people over her first 3 years would notice her strong-willingness (not sure that its even a word…but follow me) and comment on it, I, a clueless mother would take it as a compliment. Until one day it […]
A friend sent me some blue nail polish and said that she painted her toes blue before both of her trips to China to get her sweet girls…it reminded her not to take herself too seriously and to not sweat the small stuff! So here we are in Guangzhou in the home stretch of our trip and we aren’t ‘sweating […]
I swear this child thinks she is playing Twister at night. Seriously kid?? I love it!!
I love finding videos on my phone that McKayla has taken…she is so funny! (Clearly not my best angle, but try to focus on McKayla’s voice and not my chubby cheeks!)
That is how I have spent the last 48 hours. The morning before we went to get Amelia, I was overwhelmed with emotions…excitement, anticipation, nervousness and fear. I was worried about what I would wear to meet her. I practiced saying “I love you” in Mandarin. I bossed my hubby around. I prayed and prayed, and prayed some more. I […]
There is SO much to tell y’all, but I could only let her go long enough to post two pictures!! Keep praying…it’s been a rough afternoon for our angel!
Dearest Amelia, Yesterday we spent the day exploring Beijing, and some of China’s biggest attractions: Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We loved every minute of soaking up the Chinese culture, we can’t wait until the day that we can bring you back here so you can see it all for yourself. Great Wall: I was […]
We are Here! We are HERE!! WE ARE HERE!!! I can’t believe that we are finally here! Just 2.5 days until we meet our baby girl! We had a good flight, made it to the hotel safely and slept off and on throughout the night. (McKayla choose to be awake from 11pm-5am…ugh!) I emailed some of you specific prayer requests for each day that we are here, this is another list of things that we (Jay, McKayla and me) put together last week…I had hoped to post it sooner, but packing for this trip was a monster! Consider 1Peter 5:7 as you read through these…“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” That is exactly what we did when we made this list…we were giving Him ALL of our “anxiety“, no matter how big, small or silly! McKayla’s List (Hers were typed word for word…I love this baby girls heart!) Safe flight That we get Amelia okay and china says okay Safe trip coming home. No accidents on the airplane Keep our house safe Help Ashok, Chamila and new baby (this was our housekeeper in Dubai) To help Amelia’s heart to love and trust us and me, McKayla. Safety while in china. Jay’s List Keep us all healthy The paperwork would go smoothly and bless the whole process Heather would be able to have a sense of peace and not to stress or worry about anything. Prepare […]