耶稣说:"我就是道路,真理,生命;若不借着我,没有人能到父那里去"(约14:6)
Jesus said: "I am the way, the truth and the life; if not through me, and no one can come to the Father" (John 14:6)

Isaiah 43:5

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west"

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Photos and More....

Lisa and Everybody else-look at all the pictures, aren't you proud of me?
This blog thing is a great way to communicate but the funny thing is you really have no idea just who reading it. I know when we were waiting I read every blog I can get my hands on just to share their story while waiting for ours to come about. So yesterday while we were waiting and we were in the final stretch to meet Cali, I thought I would hear some heavenly music or the theme from Rocky beginning to play. Well instead the stress level got a bit higher then I would have imagined. The kids energy level had them bouncing off the walls-literally. And I know my patience was running on low with Greg and the kids. So I made everyone lay on their beds at 3:15 and we waited for the phone to ring announcing Cali's arrival into the building. I tried praying and since Lily is three and my mind was spinning I could only sing (in my head) the songs from Boz. Not the music I had envisioned but we all know that God does have a sense of humor.
But I have got to say that the moment I saw her it really was magical. It was love at first sight, again. I just was so relieved to hold her. I prayed for so long that this was the right thing for Cali and for all of us. It is easy to say that God knows all and is He is perfect but for me meeting Cali was like having God walking right next to me holding my hand and bringing me to her.

4 comments:

Casey said...

Yea!!! Finally you have her! She is just precious and you and Greg look so happy. I know you are treasuring this bonding time. Thanks so much for posting photos and just keeping us updated. It is so special to be able to share in your joy! Love to you guys............Casey

Aunt Chris said...

Yay!!!!!!!
Katrina and Jamie are huddled with me over the computer devouring the pictures. She is beautiful!!! Can't wait to see her in person!

trustandobey said...

Yeehaw!!!!!!!!
Jody, I still remember the day last December when you told me that you were "expecting" Cali.
Now she is in your arms as well as your hearts. God is so faithful!!!
Everyone looks healthy and happy.
Cali is beautiful:)
Lisa
PS-the photos are wonderful:)

Karen said...

Jody,

Congratulations! She's beautiful! We will get Addison this afternoon. Can't wait to meet you in Guangzhou!

Karen