Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine and injustice when He could do something about it. But I'm afraid God might ask me the same question.

Monday, May 4, 2009

God is good! Meet Finn






I can't believe how amazing this last few hours have been. The dream I was scared to dream. Our little girl is so amazing.  The adoption affairs was filled with anticipating families, you could hear a room full of crying children.  Of course our guide wanted me to sit down and do paperwork... puh-leeze ...  As soon as I sat down I saw Finn walking out, being led by her nanny.  She is a serious and mellow little girl.  She watched me for a minute or two and gave me an intense stare-down.  She did cry but only for a little bit, she kept shaking her head "no".   She calmed down very quickly and I do believe that Cheerios were the key.  She finds great comfort in Cheerios.  She gave Papa some hugs too as he doled out the snacks and he got to hug on her while I completed the paperwork and while we walked through the local Carefour (just like Walmart).   So far she seems completely cuddly and relaxed.  I know these next few days will be a big adjustment for her and we are likely to see much more personality shine through.  We are looking forward to spending time in this beautiful little city as we get to know our precious new daughter.  

32 comments:

Mommy said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! I am so thrilled for you! I woke up and couldn't go back to sleep until I came to check the blog. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! It is not a dream my friend. Welcome to your new world!

Love,
M

Angel said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! Can't wait to see more pics-she and Mina are going to have so much fun together!

Jaclyn said...

Amy, she is soooooo beautiful! I am so happy the day is here and that everything went smoothly. I can't wait to meet her in person! Enjoy the rest of your time there!

Love, Jaclyn

Michelle said...

Your daughter is beautiful! It's the most amazing feeling. Have a great trip.

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Oh, Amy and Marc! Tears of joy in my eyes! I love your pictures and she is precious. So glad your arms and hearts are filled today!

Truly Blessed said...

Just beautiful! What an amazing journey you're on...what wonderful stories you'll have to tell someday.

So glad your beautiful girl is finally in your arms!

chksngr said...

YEAAAAA!!!!! She is just so gorgeous! What amazing eyes she has! Congratulations!!! Cannot wait to meet this new little one! HUGS and BLESSINGS to you!

Adventures of Amelia said...

Beautiful! The entire family I mean!! Wait...worth every minute. Love ~ J,J & M

Holly said...

She is sooo pretty! I love, love, love the picture of her with the little pouty lip. So cute. I hope you are soaking up every minute. Congratulations.

Heidi said...

Congratulations!!She is a cutie! Will continue to pray for all of your hearts as you discover each other. Enjoy your beautiful daughter!
Heidi

LB said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! Prasie God for His faithfulness through this journey. Can't wait to meet this incredible little girl that we've been praying for. Love you guys!!!

Duchess of Lanier said...

Congratulations!
So happy for you and look forward to following along to where we just were two weeks ago.
Best wishes for a peaceful night of well deserved rest.

Jill and Rick said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter!! Wish we were there doing it all over again.

Jill G (from RQ)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She's adorable! Dennis told Jeff this morning, that the new pictures were up on the blog. We all ran upstairs and scrambled to log on to your site. We couldn't wait to see you and Marc with your beautiful baby!
Stay safe and know that everything is under control back home.
Love,
C3J2

Bobbi said...

Oh Amy...she is absolutely beautiful! Praising God with you!!! I am so very happy for you! Who is your guide? Big hugs to you!!!

Jennifer Barbee said...

WOW! Another beautiful child for your beautiful family! She is precious. Praising God with you.

Mom to 2 Angels said...

She is such a doll! I hope the adjustment continues to be smooth. Great pictures.

Anonymous said...

Amy, Congratulations!I love the pictures. She is precious. Just beautiful! We will be praying for you.Blessings, Amanda(Dongguan Yahoo group)

E said...

She's beautiful...Congratulations!

See you in a few days =0)

(Our day was a whirlwind...not a happy girl, but oh so cute!)

Mollie B said...

I am so happy for you all. She looks beautiful and I know it won't take her long to figure out just how blessed she is!!! Have a fun safe and happy time. We all can't wait to meet her.

Lots of love, Mollie

julie and joe said...

You are truly blessed! What a beautiful girl...I'm so glad you have her in your arms!

Truly Blessed said...

Amy & Marc,

I sent you a PM through the blog forum at RQ -- just wanted to make sure you looked for it!

Enjoy your gorgeous daughter!

Kelly (from CWA)

Anonymous said...

:)

Anonymous said...

:)

love beth

sierrasmom said...

I've been following your journey on RQ. Your little one is beautiful. We returned in January with our little one. Enjoy Shamian Island we loved it!!!!
Kathie in NY
PS try the Italian Restaurant La Dolce Vita!!

Anonymous said...

Amy,
She is wonderful. I LOVE her boo boo lip! What a precious face she has. I'm now even more excited than ever for our up coming trip to visit you.

Jammi

T & T Livesay said...

Wonderful! Congratulations to you all.

Mary Vaca said...

Yea! So happy for you all. She is beautiful (as are all the pictures.) The SLR makes all the difference! We'll keep you all in our prayers for a safe/swift return and adjustment!

ChinaCalling said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! I'm enjoying your blog as I wait for our TA!

Alisa said...

Congrtaulations! She is so cute! We Longos are all so happy for you and the family!

Steve n Coco said...

Wow! Could she be more beautiful?! That picture of her with the boo-boo lip just makes me want to cry! God bless you and keep you on the rest of this journey.
Be blessed,
Courtney (from RQ)

Bailey said...

Ohhhh, those tears are just breaking my heart. I am so happy that you are finally with your baby girl. Congrats on becoming a family (again!).