Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sweet Eliana Hope....


Tonight is a very rare night....sweet girl actually fell asleep before 10:30. Oh, I love her so much. She has grown and changed so much since I have been here....it amazes me. She is walking everywhere. She loves, loves, loves to give kisses (she gives at least 10 in a row). She kisses the other kiddos. She kisses the mommas. She kisses the couch. It cracks me up. She is so loving. She is beginning to talk up a storm....she says "da da da" all of the time. I assume she is missing Chris as much as me. She loves milk.....she loves McDonald's nuggets.....she loves pretending like she is talking on a cell phone. She even uses her foot as a phone. She has a hilarious new smile.....she squints her eyes and has the cheesiest grin. She knows that she is funny too. She snorts when she laughs (like her Kay-Kay)! She is growing so fast (but is still the tiniest thing)....I am so grateful for every minute I have with her. I can't wait for everyone at home to fall in love with this little girl. She brings such joy to my life. Thank you Lord for Eliana Hope.

Love you all,
Lindsey

24 comments:

Amanda said...

Lindsey,
I don't know about everyone else...but I have already fallen in love with that little face!!! But, I do know I will fall for her even more once I finally get to see her in person.
Love you guys!!!

wareaglereed said...

She is beautiful!!!!!!! I know you guys can't wait to get home!
Praying for yall!!

:)April

Debbie said...

I think it is awesome that God has allowed you the time and space to spend time with Eliana in her birth country. They are memories you will always have!

Debbie

Laurie said...

WOW! Looks like she is just thriving with her mama and family's visits! Can't wait til you guys are home and visit Little Rock!

Harris Family said...

Aww Lindsey. My heart is overflowing with joy reading about your sweet baby girl! God knew that all of those things would melt your heart when He created her just for you guys!!! SO precious! I know she loves having her momma with her!

Tracey said...

Oh, that sweet little face! I love her already! Kade is in a smooching phase too! I love it!! Please give her a little squeeze for us!!

tracy hanson said...

What A Precious Little Gift from God!

Kim & Dave said...

She's such a little peanut!!

Cutie patootie!

I don't think I will ever meet her.....& that makes me a bit sad! Tennessee to CO is a bit far. Although I know someone who used to go to your church! Does that count??

cindy lou-who said...

that is an awesome picture of her! you need to frame that real big over your fireplace or something. :-) she's radiant. i can't wait to meet her. press on, friend.

begutierrez said...

I am so happy for you!

Jami @ livelaughlove5 said...

Your description of her reminds me so much of my Hudson. He is the "kissiest" child I've ever seen!! :)

Your Eliana is so beautiful, I'm so glad you are able to experience this time with her.

Praying for you!

Jenny said...

She's adorable and will continue to touch your lives even more than you could imagine. Her grin lights up the world!

Becca said...

Lindsey,

She is absolutely gorgeous. I hope I get to meet you guys one day!

Peace and Hugs,
Becca

nikki said...

Lindsey,
It's amazing how such a small human being can change our lives for the absolute better!!

She is just precious!!!

McMurrays said...

What a beautiful picture of Eliana! What a sweet post! Praying for your time there and coming home!

MKP said...

She is beautiful, Lindsey. We are praying for you guys. Hope we get to meet sweet Eliana someday!

Bobbi said...

What a little beautie. They change so much at this age. It is so great that you can be with her.

Love baby kisses!!

aretheytwins said...

She is so adorable! I can't wait until you get to bring her home. Hopefully not much longer!

A Team said...

SO SWEET!!!!!

Anna said...

I just LUV that photo of your sweet girl!!!

She is just adorable...

Praying for you all over there.

Anna

Ella Marie Boutique said...

Lindsey, I have been researching The Dump and Limonada. They are both heart wrenching sites. How did you meet Tita and the gentleman on the blog? Maybe I could contact them to also offer assistance for their courageous work!
It was great meeting you and Eliana.... Praying these sweet baby girls come home very very soon!!!
Shari encounteringella.blogspot.com

Kelly, Mom to the Putty's said...

I love watching your daughter come alive with faith and trust. It shows all over her face. It is awesome that you are there with her. What an adorable family you have.

Stacy said...

I pray all the time, all the time for you two.
This is such a beautiful picture of Eliana. She's irresistible!

Stacy

Oatsvall Team said...

hey girl ... sorry i haven't checked in on you in a while ... back to school, sports, life, and no sleep here ... praying for you !!!! she does get cuter by the day !!!