Monday, September 22, 2008

A day of miracles..

WE HAVE HER!! WE HAVE A DAUGHTER!!!!! SHE IS SOOOOOOOO PRECIOUS!!!!!

I think my words would not do justice how great today has been....

We went to the orphanage at 2pm (prior to this we had a little problem with the housecleaning being in our room when we had to shower and I was really TENSE because we were running out of time to get ready)....we took the taxi and got to the orphanage right on time. We were quickly escorted by the social worker to the room where they had all the paperwork ready to go and the boys were offered cookies and drinks while we went over some of the paperwork for the visa appt tomorrow. Some of Anna's caretakers came in for questions and then suddenly, another caretaker came into the room with Anna in her arms!!! She is SOOOOO precious and she was wearing one of the outfits we sent her. One of the greatest miracles is that when the social worker was going over the medical reports and vaccination records, she said "We had Li-Syuan's blood tested again to check her Hep B status, and they found that she does NOT have Hepatitis B anymore and we are not really sure how this happened!!"... Ofcourse I knew how!!! It was no doubt God... we've been praying that God would heal her and He did! When she said that, I BURST into tears... even though I knew God could heal her, I really was so surprised to hear that it was actually true. Why do I ever doubt? I am still in AWE of this news... I just am in awe... speechless.

Anyways, back to the rest of the time at the orphanage.... She came to us pretty easily... didn't cry... and she was just taking it all in. The caretakers there REALLY love her and they were all soooo excited to see her with us. I could tell they really love their children. They gave us a quick tour of the place, we watched a DVD movie they made of Li-Syuan and her 7 months of life there.

The one sad thing is that we were not able to meet the birthmom. She couldn't make it to the orphanage and she requested that they take pictures and send to her. We were ready to meet her and ask her so many questions, but hopefully, we'll get to ask her by email through our agency.

We took the cab home and she was so precious!!! She fell asleep in my arms and when we got to our room, she woke up and started playing with the boys and with some toys. She really hasn't cried a lot yet and seems to just sort of go with the flow. She started to fuss a little bit and didn't want food, so I put her down in her crib and she fell asleep right away. So far, she seems like a tough little girl that really loves to explore... she has 2 bottom teeth and she is crawling... even though it's not super fast yet. She really likes the boys and they had her laughing and smiling.

Tomorrow, we have our AIT appt at 8AM... Aaron & the boys are out and about getting food and drinks!

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND COMMENTS!! TODAY COULDN'T HAVE GONE ANY BETTER. WE KNOW IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY PRAYING FOR US!

More later!

23 comments:

The Tracy's said...

I am so happy for you all. Anna is just beautiful! I am so happy that God healed your little girl also! You all are a beautiful family!

Alisha said...

She is beautiful!!!! I am so happy for you and here I am crying at work. God is amazing in how He brings these children home, the miracles He blesses us with. I can't wait to talk to you when you get home, but I'll try not to stalk you and let you settle in. God is good. Happy Forever Family Day!!!!
Love Alisha

Lisa said...

Pam-I am beyond excited to see Anna in your arms! She is beyond precious! The tears are flowing down my face as I read your post and saw yet again how God has blessed you, your family and of course Anna. How awesome that she doesn't have hep b! God truly is good and I thank him with you! You are in my thoughts and prayers as you continue on with your journey to bring Anna home!

Dana said...

Pam,
I am so thrilled for you and your family! Anna is so beautiful, and looks to be just taking it all in. What a praise, too, that her body cleared the HepB. God is always so good!
Blessings,
Dana

Karmen and Greg said...

What can I say??? God has shown Himself to be so faithful to you ... first in giving you this beautiful, precious child to love and to raise -- second to heal her before she was even placed in your arms. I am in awe, AND I am SOOOO, SOOO happy for you! What a beautiful little girl -- and just seeing her in your arms does my heart a world of good. You both look like you were made for that moment!!! Celebrating and rejoicing with you!!! Congratulations!

Karmen

Ruth said...

Oh Pam!!! I am sooo happy for you!!! God is sooo good - I am just crying tears of joy for you!!
Can't wait to meet her!

Cindy said...

Beautiful - what a precious day! Anna looks wonderful with all of you and I know you are incredibly happy to have her in your arms. How awesome is our God who has healed her little body, too! Congratulations!!

Cindy
http://adopttaiwan.wordpress.com

Leslie said...

I can't believe my eyes Pam. You finally have your beautiful baby girl, that God has Blessed you with. She is so precious and is healed. Prayers were answered today. I love the pictures of you holding your baby girl. You are a beautiful family.

erin said...

Pam and Family,
I am so happy for you. Seeing pictures of you with Anna is just too perfect. God is so good. You are truly blessed.
Love,
erin

KB said...

I wrote to you when you heard you were approved for little Anna and I am so thrilled for you and your family! We were considering putting our name in for her so I love following along on your journey....thanks be to our awesome God that she is healed from Hep. Congratulations on your beautiful family!!

Kristy
waiting for the courts to pick up baby Andrew at SLC

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

What a gift and miracle at the same time! God is so amazing in all he does! She is adoreable and looks so healthy!! The boys look like they are ready to be big brothers! You and Aaron are just smiling that happy smile!! Congratulations!!

Tears of joy!

Melinda said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you! Anna is beautiful! You finally have the little girl you have prayed for, dreamt about, and longed for! Such wonderful and happy photos of a new family of six!

Angie said...

OHHH...congratulations Pam! She is beautiful!
Praise God from whom all blessings flow! How wonderful that she has been healed by the great healer!
I love the pictures and can't wait to see more!

Steve n Coco said...

Pam!
I cannot even express how thrilled I am for all of you. What a miracle that God healed her body and that she has not had the added stress of crying a lot. Oh, you are blessed! And of COURSE I cried when I saw her with your boys!! You're making me re-think not bringing our boys with us when the time comes... Can't wait to hear more since this is just the beginning!
Courtney

Latricia said...

I am CRYING! Praise God! She is so wonderful and beautiful and she makes a perfect addition to the family. I love her already!

Kelly (Mike and Zane) said...

Oh Pam, I am SOOO happy for you and your family. She is so beautiful and looks right at home in your arms. Congratulations on a great Gotcha Day!

Janet said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH! Congrats, Pam! I am SO happy for you! She is gorgeous!!!!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations Pam!!!! I am so happy for you and Anna is adorable. I know you have been waiting for her for a very long time and it is so sweet! God brought her to you and healed her! What wonderful news!!! Can't wait to see more pictures. :-)

Thru a Tori-lens said...

Hooray!!! ok...that doesn't really describe how I feel right now. I'm totally crying and June is saying, "mama, why you crying?" and I just keep saying, "because I'm happy, honey..." and she says, "Baby Anna come home!" Anyway, we are super excited to meet you, miss Anna! :) love you all (and we're not surprised about the healing, either!). love, love, love, love, love you!

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS! She is so so beautiful! What a beautiful family you have! May God bless the rest of your trip with a wonderful bonding experience!
Kim Wells

Andrea said...

She's so beautiful! Congratulations. What a miracle she is no longer sick, what joy you must feel!

Kelly & Matt said...

Wow, what a good looking family you got there! Anna is just adorable and looks at ome already. How awesome that she has been healed and that your prayers were answered. Can't wait to see more pictures of your precious family!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh my goodness my friend! It is SO good to see these photos and read thesewords. A forever family...it is about time!!!

Praises to God for his beautiful plan. Soak it up my friend!

May God continue to bless you as you transition as a family!