Monday, January 12, 2009

Now That We Have Rebecca

Now that you know we have Rebecca, I wanted to back up for a minute and talk about the day we left for Xian. Our friend (and guide) Alison Yu joined us on Sunday at the Beijing Hotel. She is traveling to Guangzhou with some of our group. During the bus ride to the airport, she rose to say a few words about the pending adoptions. As she began to speak, her emotions overflowed. It was a beautiful and touching moment as she spoke about how God’s love brought families seeking children together with children needing families.

The Chinese are raised to hold their emotions in check, but Alison’s heart is too full of love and she could not do it. She shared her hope that all the children would be raised in the knowledge of God, which would probably never have happened had they been left in China.

And now ... what you really want to see!

Bless her heart, she was so scared but brave too.


We finally coaxed some smiles out of her. Well, really - playing w/ the remote coaxed some smiles. But this stressed out mama will take whatever she can get :-)

19 comments:

Felicia said...

What an awesome guide you have. And what a beautiful smile Rebecca has. Congratulations!! I know you are bursting with joy. Your forever family is in place now :)

Linda said...

Oh that little face makes me smile each time I come to your blog. She is so adorable!!
Happy that you have your first smile and praying that things continue to go well for your family.
Hugs to that cutie pie... Linda

Leslie said...

Look at that beautiful smile. She is simply precious Carolin. A family of 3 now...awesome.

I hope she is adjusting well, and all 3 kids are having a ball together. Can't wait to see a picture of all 3 and 5 of you together.

Susan has the best heart for God and Orphans. Tell we said Hello, and hope she is doing well. Maybe share our blog with her, so she can see Lily these days...lol.

Holding tight for the next post. I'm so excited for you guys.

Jodee Leader said...

Rebecca is just adorable! I can't believe you got that BIG smile out of her already! Enjoy every second with her!

jj frog's mom said...

She is beautiful Carolin! What a face. What a smile. Enjoy your little miracle...

Lori D said...

Carolin, this is the best way I can think of to start my Monday. I checked your blog as soon as I could when I got to work and there was the good news waiting for me! CONGRATULATIONS to you and your family and to Rebecca. It is VERY scary for her but time will take care of that. Enjoy your time there and hurry home!!! XOXOXO

amy said...

what a beautiful child..oh my gosh that smile

Anonymous said...

She is so beautiful, I'm so glad to see those smiles and I know you guys are to. I hope everything is going good. Can't wait to show the boys and Jenna when they get home today.
Tell Emma and Ryan we said hello. They will be great big brother and big sister to Rebecca.

Love, Kristie, Scott, Adam, Alex and Jenna

Marla said...

I'm so excited for your new family of 5! I cant wait to see more pictures, she is adorable.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Love, love, love her curls. And her smile lights up a room. Congratulations!

Laura said...

Oh Carolin, what a beautiful smile. I know it will not be long at all before Ms Becca will have all of you wrapped around her little finger. give hugs & kiss to all.

Love
Laura

The Byrd's Nest said...

Congratulations.....I will be praying for quick attachment and bonding. She has the most beautiful smile.

Mia-Bella said...

Just beautiful. What a precious moment in time...tears are streaming! My heart just breaks for Rebecca as she makes that transition to her forever family, and how scary that must be for her. She'll know soon enough all the happiness, joy and laughter that lies ahead.

I'm praying for you all!
Melissa

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! She's adorable! Love her hair!!

Wendy said...

Rebecca is just beautiful! I wish you all the best this week as you get to know your sweet daughter. What a smile...how brave! Hope you all have a great week together...at last!

Cynthia said...

I am so happy for you guys !! I know you feel better just having in your arms. We will be praying for you guys. She is so beautiful !!!

Teresa said...

Beautiful smile and a happy little girl. She;s going to love being home with her family. Give her plenty of hugs from all of us (you can tell her they're from you, we don't mind)

Kramer said...

My heart melted as I saw the pictures of Rebecca this morning. The time has finally come and Rebecca is in store for an incredible family. I can't wait to hear more. Enjoy your new addition!

Sharyn said...

What a beautiful smile. On both of your faces!! Congratulations.