Friday, November 2, 2007

Love At First Sight!



As cliche as that sounds, it's exactly what happened! We fell immediately in love with this teeny little thang! We got to spend 2 and a half amazing days with Sweet Girl and it already feels like perhaps we've always known her! We loved feeding her, listening to her jabbering, and dancing with her all over the apartment! We've never seen a child laugh and smile like her at 3 months old before! She has this adorable habit of smiling right after she falls asleep which just melts your heart! We love how she smells...this sweet soft baby smell that is pretty much intoxicating! (We really hoped that our clothes or blankets would smell like her when we got home, but not so much.)

We couldn't leave the apartment while we had her and we had no internet or cable TV so we just played with her and watched movies and tried to make the time last as long as possible! When she fell asleep we just stared at her...when she was awake we took turns holding and playing with her!

Lindsey by the way became an instant MOM! I was literally amazed...this maternal instinct clicked in and she had this ability to soothe, and patiently handle the whole crying in the night no sleep deal! Fussy was just cuteness intensified for Linds. Unbelievable...she had way more energy than me too! Normally I'm Mr. late night hyper guy, but on this trip I was about to slip into a coma of sleepiness and she was just playing and laughing with Sweet Girl at like 4:15 in the morning!

By the way so sorry it's taken so long to get these updates out- life's been nuts you know!
Keep reading
keep praying
God is up to something HUGE in all this!

-Chris

PS More details later but BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE GENEROSITY OF HIS FAITHFUL PEOPLE WE'VE MADE IT TO OUR FIRST FINANCIAL GOAL! We are so grateful! Just more confirmation from all of you that this is a work of God and not anything we could've done on our own! Hip Hip Hooray! Thank you thank you thank you!

25 comments:

emily said...

Beautiful! I love the Inspi(red) t-shirt:)

I can't believe that I will be eating dinner with you two tomorrow night- the Lord is indeed a good and gracious provider. I look forward to hearing more....

Bobbi said...

She is beautiful. You all looked so happy together!

I know the times are hard right now. Praying for both of your girls to be home with you soon.

Erin Miller said...

With tears in my eyes, I can't help but agree. God is up to something huge. In every single picture, you look like her parents. And through the heartache of Xiomara's court date, the grief you've been feeling, how incredible is it that God would bond you to your daughter so profoundly in just three short days! I am praying for you - all 4 of you. God never lets go...

Terry said...

"Love at first sight" is not cliche at all! I think all of us that have adopted children agree that when we meet our children for the first time, LOVE is the only word to desribe the feelings we have for them.

Thanks for sharing these pictures! You are a beautiful FAMILY! :)

Terry

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! My heart is so blessed to see and hear about your time with Sweet Girl. She's soooo cute -- and loved, I can tell.

Miss you guys lots.
- Erika

Anonymous said...

praise Him for faith, joy, and hope. Hope does not disappoint us.

Your journey is a blessing to be on board with.

Swain

Jerry and Stacie said...

How beautifully wonderful to see your sweet family together! Wow. It just takes my breath away. I am so excited for yall and CAN'T WAIT to see what God has in store for your family!

Praying and watching for what's to come!
Stacie

Jami said...

WOW! That is really neat! I laugh at how many outfits she wore in just 2 days! :) I did the same thing when we visited Hudson. Just had to see him in everything!

Praying for you guys!!

Bekah said...

First off, that song has been Drew and I's favorite the past few months and so I was crying before the video had even really begun. He does not ever let us go. Praise Him! And he will not let sweet girl or Xio go. She is so beautiful. SO BEAUTIFUL! Praying for you guys every day!

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Awesome!

Christina said...

What a beautiful little peanut. I pray the day you all become an official family is speedy.

The Heinrichs said...

How beautiful was that video! You could just feel the love! Prayers coming your way!

Deanna

keelstar said...

That was beautiful...you have me in tears! I'm holding sweet Savannah in my lap and just praying for your miracle to come quickly! Sweet girl is gorgeous and you already look like a family! Blessings, Keely

Jennifer & Filipe said...

She is so precious! It looks like you guys had an amazing time with her. You guys are in my prayers!

Our Adoption Journey said...

Praise God for meeting your needs and bring you to this little one. Best wishes in your adoption journey!

Jennifer

Becca said...

The Lord is truly generous. I pray you're one BIG family very soon.

jlo said...

Cindy and I will be in agreement with what God has spoken to you. Can't wait to see the rest of the story unfold.

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful family picture.... You are all in our prayers.

Amy said...

What a beautiful family! May the Lord bring you permanently together SOON.

Praising the Lord for His provision for your family!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful family! She is just so adorable. Your video was truly touching and inspiring! Drew and I are excited to see the Lord working and look forward to hearing and seeing! more :)

Kelli

Amanda said...

WOW!!! What more can I say??? GOD AMAZES ME MORE AND MORE EVERYDAY as I read your blog and others who are going through the samething with you.
I cried through the whole video...I have not heard that song until tonight. I love David Crowder...he has such a way of putting exactly what I am feeling out there in words that only GOD can give.
I love you guys and am praying for you guys!!!
Can't wait to see more pics...and I will be sharing my own soon from my trip to see Eliot.

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TNKerry said...

What an adorable and expressive Sweet little Girl. I know you enjoyed every minute you spent with her. I remember vividly the smell of my sweet little girl and wanting to be able to bring it home with me. It never really worked for me either...

jajbs said...

She is beautiful and seeing the 3 of you together is so neat. We are praying for you guys!

I LOVE the pics of her hand with your hand-- so sweet!

amanda

Martha said...

oh friends,
my heart's gone all puddley... so much love & prayers for you all.
-M-dub