Two years ago today, we walked into the Civil Affairs building in Jiangxi, China, and met this precious little girl. Time really does fly, because it feels like yesterday that we were still waiting and hoping for a referral. What a gift Addison has been to all of us. She has touched so many hearts and lives, and I pray that her joy and laughter and love of life has inspired others to consider the possibilities of adoption and to give more orphans the chance to have forever families. I have been so blessed to be able to share our story with many people, and it has been my passion and my joy.
God is so Good, and we praise Him for this life that forever changed ours!
Happy Gotcha Day Addison Grace!
These pictures are the first glimpses we had of our daughter. She was only 5 months old. They are the only pictures I have of Addie before we got her at 13 months old.
Gotcha Day! Our first few moments together.....
There were no smiles on this day from our little XinSi
We finally finished fall soccer last weekend. I'm hoping to have time now to get back to my blog, and to catching up with everyone's blogs that I haven't been able to check in on for so long. I have missed you all! 2 kids playing soccer, 5 practices a week, and 2-3 games every weekend has left me exhausted! I'm enjoying the next few weeks off before indoor season starts. Then it starts all over again....(at least only one of them plays indoor!)
Welcome to our blog. It began with a journey to China , and continues on as our party of 5. Now you can keep up with our daily happenings at home and in our family. Follow along, and leave us a comment once in awhile so we know who is checking in on us!
Addison's referral picture
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.