Friday, December 08, 2006


Today is THE day! The day we have been praying for! The day we got the fabulous phone call we’ve been waiting so many months for! Today we were introduced to our DAUGHTER! She is a precious little thing, only 6 weeks old, and only 5 ½ pounds. Our biological children were over 8 ½ lbs and 7 ½ lbs respectively at birth, so I can’t even imagine what such a tiny baby would feel like. Of course she’ll grow quite a bit between now and the time we meet her in person, but I think we’ll probably still get to reuse all of Alyssa’s clothes – even the tiniest things! For some reason I was just sure that we’d be bringing home a toddler, so to think that we have an infant – well it’s just better than I could have imagined. God is so good! The funny thing is, the last few days I’ve really been meditating on the fact that God is good all the time. He’s not any more or less good based on my experience, and I can praise Him for His goodness no matter the circumstance. But I have to say that I am more in awe of His grace in my life today that I was yesterday! He even answered my prayers that our daughter would have a known birthday (not just an assumed one), a real birth certificate, and that she would be relinquished (not abandoned). I really am overwhelmed! I’ll post more later (in fact, you’re unlikely to read of anything else here for a while) but for now I need to stop and enjoy the two precious babies that are already in our home!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! She is so tiny and beautiful! I am so happy for your family.

I cannot wait to follow your progress!!

Our Family said...

Laura, I am beyond excited for you and your family! She is beautiful. Keep us updated on her name :) I can't wait to see her in your arms!

Heather and Michael said...

Another Ninh Thuan beauty! We're very happy for your family.

Dianna said...

Congratulations on your teeny-tiny, gorgeous baby daughter! What a wonderful Friday you had!

Lori said...

Oh how fun!!! She is so mignone (cute!) and I think it's great to have
a little bitty if you can. Alyssa and Parker must be thrilled too. Thank you Lord!

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Congratulations! We share a VERY special day!! Now we can wait together for travel. She is so tiny. I just know you are ready to hold her in your arms.