On July 9, 2014 we said yes to a little girl in Maoming China that was once waiting on her forever family. The term “paper pregnant” really does ring true because pregnant was precisely the exact feeling I had when it was official. I didn’t know if I should start cleaning the house top to bottom or start hyperventilating about the plane ride across the (GULP) ocean. If you know me, I opted out of the cleaning and went ahead and googled “can you take a boat to China”. I then proceeded to reaffirm myself every 27 minutes by telling myself the truth that He doesn’t lead us to one thing to destroy another. (by the way — you CAN go to China on a boat an apparently people do this all the time. You can take a freighter and it takes 10 days to get there. When I exclaimed this wonderful news to JT, he glared at me and stated “I’m NOT bringing my baby home on a freighter!”) My fear of flying has been overcome with faith in this journey. Only ONE could write this story and weave it all together so perfectly. I look forward to watching Him move mountains to get our little girl home.
This is all so new to us, so I don’t know what we can share and what we want to share now. I do know that we can’t share her photo with you quite yet, but oh my goodness! Get ready. Hash tag themostbeautifulbabygirlinallofchina And of course I want to write every single detail here on the blog, but who has time for that when I’m printing, scanning, faxing, emailing, signing, and FedExing 158 documents per day to our adoption agency.
Her name is Farrah. And she is ours. I never knew I could love a child that I never met this much.
I think of you all day and all night. I pray for you every time I think of you. Your Daddy and I pray for you together every night. I saved Beijing time on my phone so I could see what time it is there. It seems that every time I look at it, you’re sleeping. I take that to mean that you need my prayers then, so I pray. I pray for Him to surround you with His mighty warrior angels to guard you and protect you. I pray for your little heart and for Him to prepare it for the transition that is to come. I pray for your nannies. I pray an emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual blessing over you. I don’t know every little detail about you and for now that is ok. I will have to be satisfied knowing that you love veggies and eggs, but not meat, that you love to color, and that you love the light up toy and plasma car. I can’t wait to share the story of how our Heavenly Father brought you to us and how I was drawn to your eyebrow furrow because it reminded me of your Daddy’s. It’s now 2:00 in the afternoon there and you’re probably playing or napping. It’s 1:00 am here and I need to be in bed. I don’t sleep much anymore and probably won’t until you’re in our arms.
Your new Mommy,
Please donate to our PUZZLE fundraiser! Donate $10 (or amount of your choice) to our fundraiser “donate” button on our sidebar and we’ll write your name on the back of a puzzle piece! Once it’s complete, we plan to frame it in a double glass frame in Farrah’s room so we can always see the names of the people that helped bring Farrah home! Thank you and blessings!