January 30, 2009

Reflections & A New Adoption!



On March 16th, we’ll be celebrating our 1 year anniversary of being a family of four. This year has flown by. I look back at these pictures taken on a disposable camera that we sent to her orphanage and I think who is that little girl? I don’t even recognize her.



We’ve seen far more doctors, specialists and medical staff that I ever envisioned since our return home from China, but this experience has positively exceeded anything I could have ever imagined. NOW, I understand why families complete multiple adoptions.



For any of my readers who love watching families travel to China to complete an adoption, my friends Susan and Roger are on their way to China and will receive their daughter (Maiya) on February 2nd.



Their daughter was also born with the same heart condition as Josie but she received corrective heart surgery while she was in China. I can’t wait to follow their journey. They also live near us and we are eager to introduce our daughters to their newest addition. Congratulations, Susan and Roger!!

PS. In sleeping updates with the new bunk beds, the first night went really well for the both girls. Last night, Josie was up at 2:30am, 3:30am and then finally for good at 5:30am. The Mommy is now starting a 2nd cup of coffee...yawn.

9 comments:

Shanna said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly a year goes by? I love seeing the old pictures of Josie will still at the SWI. My how she has changed.
Thanks for the link to your friend's blog. Can't wait to follow along.
I was also up at 3 am. This time the kids were not the culprit. Insomnia tortured me instead!!

Miss Scarlett said...

Our daughter's Gotcha Day is Monday, Feb. 2nd! ; ) I'll be thinking of your friends getting their daughter on that day, too!

Buffi said...

Bless your heart on the sleep. Mark and I were just discussing last night how we look forward to the kids not getting up in the middle of the night. It seems like they go in phases. WE SO look forward to when they sleep like Sophie does!!!

It truly is amazing to reflect on when we got our precious gifts. They are like different little people, aren't they?!? For a minute there, I thought you were telling us YALL were adopting again!! Wow!! Anyway..I'll have to check out your friends blog! Hope you have a great weekend!
Blessings,
Buffi

Susan Smith-Alltop said...

Thanks for sharing your life journey through your blog. Go to my blog, there is a prize for you!

Tammy said...

You got me excited for a minute with your "a new adoption" title. ;)

I can't believe we've been home with our little ones for almost a year now!

Hoping you get some sleep soon...

Oatsvall Team said...

oh i pray the bed situation gets better ... the last couple of days w/ Lola both my girls were up several times during the night ... i am on my 2 diet mountain dew, bag of dove chocolates, and 4 krispy kreme donuts ... good thing I like to work out ... hee hee ... congrats on almost 1 yr home ... boy our time has flown by this last year...

Heather said...

I just relived our Gotcha Day (4 years ago) the first of January. Times flies when you're having fun!!!

I will drop by & leave your friends a little note welcoming their new little one to their family. Adoption is a wonderful thing! Sure changed our lives!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Hope the sleeping gets better soon!
Robbie

Truly Blessed! said...

Almost a year already -- isn't that amazing. And the difference is truly amazing in little Miss Josie, that's for sure!