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

How do I know God loves me?

He hears my prayers..And he answers them.
When fear creeps in... if I follow him and trust him, he will show me his bigger and better plans for my life.


This is our first evening together,  we pegged this kid all wrong, we pegged her as the serious type, the mellow type.  We weren't expecting how outrageously amazing she is.  We were at dinner with another Mommy & her beautiful daughters.  When we first sat down Finn looked a bit concerned, new places, new faces, it had seemed we overwhelmed her.  But alas once she started CHOWING her dinner and half of Papa's dinner, we started to get some little smiles, which quickly turned into big smiles, which turned into her being a little copy cat and having a ball.  We were shocked that she has come out of her shell so quickly.  I could just stare at her for hours, she is a trip, Mina get ready baby, you and your baby sister are going to be quite the duo!  I couldn't sleep, so I had to get up and show y'all these adorable photos, I just couldn't resist.  Can't wait to soak her up some more tomorrow.   Thank you everyone for you super supportive comments, It means so much to have my little cheering section when I am so far away from home.  Love to you all!  

27 comments:

Mollie B said...

What a gorgeous smile!!! How adorable she is!!

Keep on having fun!!!

Mom to 2 Angels said...

What an amazing smile!

Bobbi said...

I just knew that if I kept looking you would put some more pics!!! ;) Oh..that smile is AMAZING!!!!! :) She looks so happy, Amy! I am so very thrilled for her...and for you and Marc!! Tears of joy with you!!! Lots of love to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't get enough of that adorable face...your words and photos are so insipring. I just sent Julia out to play w/K & J...you should hear the giggles... :-)
See you soon.
C3J2

Sarabeth Hudson said...

Yay! I kept checking and hoping there would be more pictures and thought I might be crazy knowing it was the middle of the night over there....but I still kept checking and now I've been rewarded! I love her big smiles! She looks so happy, just like Mina did. I hope your bonding is going well. I had a big family greeting this morning from your State-side crew when I picked up K for school (even C was on the front porch!). Everyone was SO excited to have seen your pictures! I'll be watching for your updates with great anticipation. <3

eastandwest said...

Wow. I can't believe what a ham she is already! She is beautiful. Congratulations!

Sarabeth Hudson said...

I just keep looking at her pictures and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her dimples! Also clicked through to the site of the woman you ate with who picked up Ruby...wow - she has a great story! Loved the pics of her beauties, too.

Alexis said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!

Jennifer Barbee said...

Oh my goodness. If that precious face is any reflection of how much God loves you.... You are LOVED Amy, You are loved BIG TIME!

Anonymous said...

omg:) sooooooooooooooo sweet!!!

beth

Angie said...

A,
What an amazing little girl Finn is! So fun to know we are sharing this ride together! Can't wait to meet up In GZ and exchange stories about our trip!
See ya Friday!

Anonymous said...

HI there!
I am a fellow BAAS mama--we are an I800 family--so we are still waiting for TA--heard today it was just mailed!
I love seeing your baby girl's face--what a gift! She is striking--I love those dimples!!
Thank you for sharing your story, and hope that you continue to have an easy transition!!

Amy
Sam's mommy
hopefully travelling 5/22!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! God's plans are always better than our own. We miss out on so much when fear rules our lives. What a precious gift you have been given. I can't wait to meet her in person!

Blessings,
Jennifer Smith

Meg C said...

WOW! Could she be cuter?! Amy-thanks for keeping us posted.

Cheri said...

I'm so happy for you and your family. Things are going well. HOw great is our God?

Cheri
www.ourjourneyeast.net

Anonymous said...

Amy & Marc, Congratulations!! she is a doll! what a beautiful smile!! she is so precious, cant wait to meet her! So happy for you!!
love
fanc

Truly Blessed said...

Amy,

Your journey to Finn is so similar to ours to Ella -- like you, we never saw even a hint of a smile in the photos we received while we were waiting. My heart's prayer was that Ella would be capable of happiness, and, like Finn, we had big smiles and laughter within the first few hours. What an amazing answer to prayer those smiles were!

Of course, we faced other issues as well, and it is taking a long time for her to get over the effects of institutionalization, but things are going so well, Katie and Ella are the best of friends, and the older siblings adore them both.

Much joy over your incredible family, for the blessing that is Finn, and for smiles and belly laughs on the first day. God is GOOD!!!!

Selina said...

She is beautiful!!!! Congratulations!!!!

KatrinaJ said...

This smile!!! Amazing. She is beautiful!!! Congrats!!! KJ

Bailey said...

Oh my gosh, I absolutely love following your journey. What a special day for your family, and what an amazing, beautiful smile she has. Congratulations!

Ariail & Brent Buntyn said...

Oh Amy.... I am so happy for you all!!! She is so adorable!!! She sees like she will fit right in with your bunch! I pray for a safe return home in a couple weeks!!!

Congrats!!!

Mommy said...

Precious girl! She looks so happy!

monica said...

I can't believe what a happy, gorgeous baby you have! So very very happy for you! Love and hugs, Monica

Kathleen said...

Wow...words don't even do it justice so I won't bother trying. SO glad you are there safely, heart-broken that Mina couldn't go as planned (but totally agree with your thinkng - only time Finn will have with you guys solo!) and am blown away by her and that she is now officially a Crawford! Keep posting, girl! Can't wait to meet your newest angel!

chksngr said...

Holy COW!! Her dimples are the CUTEST THING EVER!!! What an amazing smile! Awwwwwww! I just wanna squeeze her!!

Christine said...

She's beautiful. Even her more serious face is gorgeous, but when she smiles... WOW

Carmi said...

Oh my goodness what a precious smile and those dimples! So glad you all are having a good trip and that Finnley is doing so well.