Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Our stork has landed!!!

Oh my goodness!!!! We were out of county last night watching Jason play basketball when my phone rang. It was 8:09 p.m.!! My guess was that they needed more last minute info ... but instead she said "I have great news for you guys... I'm holding a photo your daughter!" I nearly hit the floor. I scooted back in the gym and waived Mark down from the stands and we listened in stunned shock to the following details.

She is from the Jiangxi province, and is from the Xinyu Social Welfare Institute. She was born on February 27, 2008 and was admitted to the orphange on the 28th. She entered into foster care at 1 week of age. Her most recent physical was back in August and it has her weighing 13 lbs, and 24 inches long. It also informed us that she is a mod. to light sleeper and can be restless. Hmmm..... It states she enjoys music, and laughs aloud. It also said she has a ready smile and knows strangers from aquaintences. We hope to get more updated info asap.

Our boys are beyond excited! We feel like we are in a dream because nothing has gone the way referrals "normally" go. The date on the official red seal on our Letter of Acceptence is December 25, 2008!!!!!

Yesterdays scripture on myPower of a Praying Parent calendar reads...

Isaiah 65:23

They shall not labor in vain, Nor bring forth children for trouble; For they shall be descendants of the blessed of the Lord, And their offspring with them.

Our hearts are full... we love you you all very much! Continue to remember us when you pray.

And by the way... Jason sunk the winning basket of the game in very last second!!!


Mark, Cindy, Jason, Andrew and Delaney??? Sarah??? Rebecca??? Lydia??? Leah??? Jenna???


Kim said...

I'm crying AGAIN!!! My..... This is so sweet and beautiful! Ok, just so you guys know -- this little girl is just like our NIECE!!! We are so overjoyed!!!
Jadewyn is so excited too -- imagine that!! She can't believe Uncle Mark has a Chinese Girl!!

Ok.... we've got to have a definite NAME -- we have things to do and buy!!!! Tell Mark to stop giving you a hard time with the name!!
I know it's so hard that's why we just had to choose one and not back down!!
It will be perfect for her SWEET LITTLE FACE I know.
Gosh, and that hair!! Hair Bows here we come!!!

Big, Big, Hugs,
The Knapps

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh my, what a banner day for you all, a referral and a winning basket!
I did read of your referral yesterday and nearly shouted for you!
BTW, we have a planned gathering this Saturday at 5 p.m. in Blackshear. Let me know if you think you can come and I'll send more details.
Praising the LORD with you,

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Just stopping by from RQ...
Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! I can only imagine how overjoyed you and your family are after such a long wait!
Happy travels...

Catherine said...

Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful!!

PIPO said...

Congrats on your lovely new daughter.

My little Jiangxi girl was also matched to me on Christmas Day. Quite special!

bb said...

What a cutie pie your daughter is!!! Congrats!!! Big Cyber Hug for an RQ member. Beth

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! What a happy day, to see your daughter's face at last. Time to get packing!! :-)

-- Kimberly, a RQ friend and happy mama to Anna Kathryn, adopted 8/16/08 from Jiangxi

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! I love the story of getting the unexpected call!!! She's so sweet!

Carol said...

oh my goodness...what CUTE photos!!!

RQ reader.....

Journey to Madeline said...

Congrats on your beautiful daughter! Our LID was 2/24/2006 and we are waiting to bring our daughter home from Jiangxi as well. Beth Snow from RQ.

Research-China.Org said...

Congratulations on your Jiangxi referral. When you are ready to get her newspaper finding ad (with a very young photo of her!), as well as a DVD of her orphanage, come visit us at

All the best!