Friday, July 09, 2010

3 Years ago today...

We walked into the Civil Affairs in Kunming, China and the most beautiful, amazing little girl was placed in our arms. The journey to her was unimaginably difficult but beautifully ordained by our God.

You MUST read her story...it will leave you in awe of what a miracle our baby C truly is...all the way down to her name...a name that the Lord gave to us 1 year before we even knew who she was...her story is here!

I will NEVER forget the moments after we stepped out of the cab. The realization that we were just about to be united with our little girl was enough to make the world completely stop for us. Our guide swung open the creaky gate and then we were guided through a door...we walked into a room with tons of chinese people and one screaming girl. Everyone was saying 'Dan Feng, Dan Feng' and then before we knew it our sweet Dan Feng was placed in our arms. That moment completely took my breath away...I was trying so hard to hold back all of the emotions that led up to that moment...the emotions of joy from her referral to the grief and despair of almost losing her to the very guarded joy of a reversed decision and THEN...here she was, screaming in my arms...absolutely one of the most unreal, wonderful, glorious days of my life...a day where the realness of my God & all He had done become so crystal clear!!!

Our sweet, precious, amazing girl...we love you more than words could ever describe! Three years baby girl...can you believe it? We have all come so far from that beautiful morning on July 9, 2007. Our lives are forever changed by the miracle of you!
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5 comments:

Trisha Ashley said...

I've probably watched your Gotcha video a million times of baby C and it still makes my cry every time...I love it!!!!!! Praying for you to bring S home soon...xoxo Trisha

Hope said...

I LOVE gotcha videos! So beautiful!!

Rebekah said...

How awesome! Congratulations to all of you! And Praise the Lord!

Susan A said...

your gotcha video of Cana got me in tears :)

Truly Blessed said...

Okay, I laughed, I cried, I laughed again when I heard her sweet giggle at the end (and the video of you tickling her on the bed was just awesome!).

Congratulations on 3 years with your sweet, beautiful daughter!