Wednesday, March 25, 2009

updates

Ok, I know you want updates but most importantly you want to see the cutest baby in the world. Today, we took our oath. Okay, so the oath wasn't really adoption related but we had to promise that all of our things were honest and legal. but i still had a hard time saying the words. I stood there with my baby and my husband and was just 'swept away' with emotion. All of our paperwork in China is done. LynnMarie is ours. They even recognized her first birthday. I teared up there as well, but what the heck.

Ok, so the island is just beautiful that we are on. Lots of things to look at. They have playgrounds that have equipment that adults can exercise on. Seriously, that's one thing that America needs. Today, we went to the Guangzhou Zoo (pics to be posted on that later). Just a few families went and it was really neat.

yesterday, we went shopping with a new friend, Ann. Some of you may know here. Ok, she rocks but that's a whole other post.

Tonight we had dinner with several families and said some goodbyes. I will cherish these people. Some have given great advice and all have been so helpful. Once again, they will get a whole other post when I share my paper journal. So far an awesome trip but we are ready to get home. Tomorrow everyone leaves but us so we really have a free day on the island and plan to just relax and maybe hit the playroom.

Our LynnMarie. More precious than I could have imagined. Better than I hoped for and dreamed for. Michael said earlier, "I can't believe we had doubts". This baby is a Christopher, you will see. God orchestrated events that now, the wait doesn't even cross my mind. Her story does. She has a story. We had a story. and now our stories have collided. What I think about is that 1 year ago, someone didn't want her or was unable to care for her. I think about that person. I think about how many people passed on her file due to the unknown of her needs. this has been such an emotional few weeks and Ialso think back to Thanksgiving week when we learned of little Lu ChunAi.

Sweet girl of mind, you are loved. My hope is that you never sleep without mommy and daddy saying I love you and that you always feel secure. I want you to know that Jesus loves you even more than we do and we will do all that we can to teach you all about Him. If you ever read this, we have known you physically for just 2 weeks but you have truly changed our hearts and lives.

Keep smiling sweet baby girl, Atlanta is waiting for you!!!

Now, onto some pics





12 comments:

The Straight's said...

How sweet. Get that girl home so I can play with her please! Oh and please tell me you didn't really get me $100 worth of bags?!?!

Joan (Nana) said...

Hope LynnMarie is over the ear infection and ready for the flight home.. She is Beautiful....

redmaryjanes said...

It all just seems so amazing. I am so happy for you!

Julie said...

Oh Amy, I am so happy for you guys! Your post made me cry. What a whirlwind of emotions you must be feeling. Have a wonderful relaxed day off and safe travels home!

Lynn said...

Perfectly said...

Briana's Mom said...

Beautiful post! It's almost time to come home!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Precious...

The Princess's Mommy said...

OH Amy...she is so precious! I am SO happy for you!! Enjoy your last day on that beautiful island. Tomorrow is my prayer day, so I'll be thinking of you all day!

Love,
Monica

Beth and Ryan said...

Ok, so the kleenexes were needed for that post. Glad all is well. Can't wait to meet her one day!

sarah said...

Such beautiful stories. Isn't God amazing like this - how he gets us all together to make such precious families?

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful post! You will love re-reading about your journey and telling your daughter how much you love her!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Jonni said...

We are so happy your wonderful family is now complete and I love the beautiful photos. :)

Hugs,
Jonni