Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's Official, Jennifer Is In The Family

Ni Hao Jennifer

Jennifer's finally asleep on day 1

Breakfast with Jennifer on the 45th floor in the revolving restaurant of the Asian International Hotel

Seeing Her For The First Time!

Expectant adoptive parents in Guangzhou

More Pictures

The Original Reindeer with Rudolph ( Architecture on Palace roof )

Palace in the Forbidden City

Gateway to the Forbidden City

Artifacts in the lower rent Palace

Used cars outside of the Forbidden City

Landing at Guangzhou ( Where it all happens)

Greetings from Guangzhou

Tienimen Square ( A Temple got in the way of the shot )
Peking ( Daffy ) Duck Dinner

Church Service @ Beijing International Christian Fellowship

Monday, March 30, 2009

Today is the day that we have been waiting for. God has answered all our prayers. It is hard to describe all the emotions that are going through my head right now. We are about to become parents for the first time and receive the most incredible gift that God could give us, our daughter, Jennifer Lianna. I understand what it means to be adoptive sons and daughters of our Lord and how much he loves us. We love this little girl so much already and can't wait to meet her and tell her how much we love her. We feel so blessed that God has chosen us to be her parents and pray that she feel loved and safe with us. I can't imagine what she must be thinking right now and all this precious little girl is going to have to go through. Please pray that God has prepared her heart that she it will be a smooth transition for her.

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have been praying for us through this whole adoption process. Some of you have been praying for us even before we began the process. God is so good and and his love endures forever.

We are going to be getting Jennifer Lianna today at 2:30. They will be bringing the children here to the hotel. There are 3 other families here with us who also be getting there children. We have become like familly, sharing all our thoughts and emotions together. We have laughed together, prayed together, and cried together. I am so thankful that we have God has blessed us with such wonderful families and friends to shrare this experience with.

Dear Mom and Dad I know you're up in heaven today smiling down as you see my dream of becoming a mom come true. Thank you mom and dad for giving me the most incredible gift of love that any parents could give their daughter. I pray that I will be as great as parents as you have been to me and share that same love of family and God's love that you shared with me.

Please pray for us and all the other families and precious children today who lives are going to be changed forever.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

We Finally Made It!

The Beginning : Tampa Airport

Baffin Island : The Land of the Midnight Sun

The Arrival : Beijing Airport

The Summer Palace with our guides Maggie and Rosa

Architecture @ The Summer Palace

Traffic Jam in Beijing : How can that be possible with 15,000,000 people

The Great Wall of China : The white speck near the top is Irene

Another view of the Great Wall

Irene arrives at the Beijing Olympic site a little late

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Recent Pictures

We hope that you will enjoy these pictures. There are many more to come.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Depart from TIA on Thursday, March 25th at 8:00am

Arrive in Beijing, China on Friday, March 26th at 2:30pm.

GOTCHA DAY is on Monday, March 30th.

Stayed tuned for more postings and pictures!!

The Waiting Child

By Debbie Bodie

I saw you meet your child today
You kissed your baby joyfully
And as you walked away with him
I played pretend you'd chosen me.

I'm happy for the baby, yet
Inside I'm aching miserably
I want to plead as you go by,
"Does no-one want a child of three?"

I saw you meet your child today
In love with her before you met
And as I watched you take her out
I knew it wasn't my turn yet.

I recognize you from last year!
I knew I'd seen your face before!
But you came for a second babe.
Does no-one want a child of four?

I saw you meet your child today
But this time there was something new
A nurse came in and took MY hand
And then she gave my hand to you.

Can this be true? I'm almost six!
And there are infants here, you see?
But then you kissed me and I knew
The child you picked this time was me.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Gift From God

We welcome you to follow along on our journey to bring our precious daughter home from China.