Sunday, December 2, 2007

WE HAVE LILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Hi everyone,
We are here with Lilly. She is so beautiful. She did not cry at all when they handed her to me. She did start to cry when another baby started to cry and then they all got upset. It was a small room on the 26th floor of a very tall building. The babies were there with their "aunties". All young girls who take care of the babies at the orphanages. They were very sweet and we could tell they were sad to say good bye to the babies. Lilly's Auntie said "bye bye Ke Xiu and touched her as she walked away. I wanted to hug and kiss the Auntie but she hurried away with the other girls. About 20 other families got their babies at the same time. Eleven with our group and then other families that were from other agencies. It was very surreal, VERY emotional and the experience of a lifetime. We will never be the same after being a part of not only bringing Lilly to our family but watching other families meet their daughters for the first time. It gives me goose bumps as I write. We got back on the bus and came back to the hotel and immediately undressed her and the three of us gave her a bath in a very tiny bathroom. She really liked the water and it seemed comforting to her. After that we lotioned and powdered her up and put some jammies on her. She did cry for quite awhile and seemed so distressed by our voices. Remember......she has never heard English. Scott thought of the good idea to turn the tv on and that seemed to help a lot. She fought sleep but finally gave in about 7:30. It is now 4 in the morning and we are all up and sitting on the bed with her. She is quiet and very curious about every little noise. She is a deep, deep thinker. She is so beautiful. We are calling her the Empress. She is delicate yet very strong. She seems to know who we are in that soulful kind of way. Today we do the legal appointments that make it final. It was so funny when we picked her up - after mountains of paperwork and having every part of your life scrutinized and waiting three years all you have to do is ride the bus and go up an elevator to the 26th floor and show a lady your passports and then they hand you your daughter and then back on the bus. We are so blessed and this baby is not the lucky one ...........we are.
Will write again later today or tomorrow with more photos.
Love,
Kimberly and crew

7 comments:

Grandma Nancy said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!!!--- I wished I were there to hold her. Give her a hug and kiss from Grandma Nancy.

Aunt Linda said...

Congratulations!! Lilly is
so pretty!!! Can't wait to
meet her in person. Love from Uncle Larry, Aunt Linda and Ben.

Laura said...

Is there a more beautiful baby in the world right now? I doubt it! She was born to be in your family, there is no question. I think I will have goose bumps all day! I cannot WAIT to hold her for the first time. Love to all...you look soooo happy!

Jessica said...

OMG Kim, she is so beatiful! I am so happy for you guys! You have waited so long for this day. I can't wait to see her. Love Ya!

Dana said...

Congratulations on your beautiful blessing...pictures are so appreciated...I feel like we're "cheating" getting to see Lilly with you. As everyone else feels, we just can't wait to see you all back home safe and sound. We know the Lord will take care of that as well. Hugs, hugs, hugs...If Lilly only knew how many lives she's touched already. We love you all..XX00 Dana and gang

Kimerley's China Doll said...

We are so proud of you, what a wonderful blessing during this
special season, a beautiful baby
girl to put under your Christmas tree! Lots of Love to you and your family , we miss you!

Aunt Diane and Uncle Gordon

Kimerley's China Doll said...

We are so proud of you, what a wonderful blessing during this special season, a beautiful baby
girl to put under your Christmas tree! Lots of Love to you and your family , we miss you!

Aunt Diane and Uncle Gordon

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