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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

God is Good





Things are really going well. Eli and Sophia seem like they have been together all of their lives. They are truly brother and sister. Sophia answers to both her American and Chinese names. She seems very comfortable with us. Last night she brushed my hair. And she is very free with her kisses. She still can be a little stand-offish with Baba/Tim, but she is growing more and more affectionate with him too.

She has had two temper tantrums. One last night and another the night before. They were both near bedtime when she was tired and when she couldn't have something her way. Let me tell you...the girl can belt it out.

The people here have been very kind to us. Today we went to the Summer Palace. I'll post those photos soon. Tomorrow is our last day in Beijing and then we are off to Guangzhou.

43 comments:

Chelley said...

God is GREAT!!! to see these phots of you all together forever

does my heart so good

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

glad all is well. thinking of you lots and lots and lots!

Lea
xo

Truly Blessed said...

YES HE IS!!!!

What an incredible answer to prayer you have witnessed (you've LIVED!). I'm so happy for you that Sophia has decided to make this life leap into the great unknown and fully invest herself into her new family. How wonderful that Eli finally has his mei mei and the you have your little Fancy Nancy girly girl (I get such a kick out of her accessories!). Oh, the fun our three girls will have with the dress up box!

I can't wait to talk to you about your experience in the Summer Palace - one of my favorite places we visited during our trips to China.

How about a shot of all four of you?

mommy24treasures said...

glad things are so good, and its really wonderful she had a tantrum, she is getting comfortable enough to throw her weight around;)
She is so pretty,I love her smile so much.

Glinda said...

Greetings, sweet RMJ!

What a wonderful surprise in my comment box; it was so kind of you to take time to visit.

I must confess I have been watching you and your family from afar; lurking in the wings, ruminating on what I would like to say so that I could convey truly what was in my heart...

My heart is full for you as I watch the beauty of your daughter unfold. I am in awe. You look beautiful in the pictures with Sophia and it is a privilege to be able to watch as your soul illuminates your face with the light of peace.

Godspeed.

Glinda

Shay Ankerich said...

God is so good indeed! So happy things are going so well. Love that she and her brother are having fun together! I look so forward to Ella and Shaylee playing together!!! I hope you have a good night's sleep!!!
blessings!

Jewels of My Heart said...

God IS Good! I am just so thankful for the miracle of Sophia. He has answered our prayers and I am delighted she is doing so wonderful. She is so beautiful and each pic looks like she has been in your arms since the day she was born.
So happy for all of you.
Enjoy Guangzhou.....

Rachael said...

She is SO darling. Glad all is well.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!! Sophia Jane looks very happy and does look like she has been with your family forever. She is gorgeous!! It has always been difficult for me to leave the province in which my girls where born. You will love GZ!!

Praying for safe travels!

Love,
Robin

Lesa said...

Just catching up. First of all let me say Congratulations!! She is one beautiful little girl!

I can't wait to see more.

Linda said...

Love seeing Eli and Sophia together. It looks like they were waiting to be together. How happy I am that your family is complete and you have your little girl.. Still have tears in my eyes as i look at all the pictures of the kids. Wishing only more happiness for you all. Linda

Dita said...

Kimberley:

I get sooooooooo excited when I see a new post from you!

SJ is just so precious and I love that shot with Eli....how wonderful for him to finally know that she is his sister forever!!

Waiting for more pictures..........

xoxoxo

dita

Jonni said...

It sounds like things are going wonderful! Sophia looks so happy and sounds like she is an absolute joy. Look at her beautiful smile. Wow, she is so adorable. I can hardly believe that it is almost time to had to Guangzhou. Have a safe flight.

Hugs,
Jonni

3 Peanuts said...

Kimberley,

She is so so so incredibly beautiful. Her face lights up and draws one in...I can only imagine how you must stare at her all day long. I can barely take my eyes off her. She looks SO happy. I love all of her accessories and how she piles her things up around her.....Blessings to you,
Kim

thatgirlblogs said...

What a little rock star! I love her!

You'll have fun in Guangzhou. Lots of shopping and food is better.

You're on the home stretch now!

Steffie B. said...

I'm so thrilled.....I can't wait for you to get home!!!!! Miss you tons and can't wait to hear about your journey......God gave you the perfect little angel to complete your family.... )

Hugs,
Steffie

Meaklims said...

Just came here from kelly's blog. What a beautiful girl you have! So so happy for you.

Jill

Heather said...

God is soooo good!! Her beauty overwhelms me...not to mention all the beautiful things God is doing in your family right now.

The temper tantrums, just part of the territory, I think! We all love our spicy girls!

Keep bringing ont he love, so blessed by what you are sharing.

Love,
Heather

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

PERFECT..
Everytime you post I love seeing all the little jewelry and accessories that Sophia has on..
Her little outfits are tooo cute..
I am sooo glad that things are going sooo well.
Hugs..

Carol said...

Congratulations!!!! See what happens when I go off on a bloggy break!!!!!! She is TOO SWEET!!!!

HUGS!!!

Keisha said...

She is so CUTE in her blue sunglasses!!
I know you guys are having a blast! You will love Guangzhou!
Faith used to have tantrums too.. trust me.. hopefully..they will go away.. with the right love and right discipline.
When I look at her smile.. I can hardly believe she would throw a tantrum. Are you sure Momma? lol!

Mama Duck said...

I'm so glad that things have been going well. I just love the pictures that you've posted! Enjoy Guangzhou!

Kim K. said...

I've snuck off to get internet access from our vacation and am so happy to read how well things are going. The pictures are precious. I can't wait to meet Sophia Jane someday. Extra hugs!!! Just wait until Guangzhou. The shopping is amazing!!

Holly said...

These posts are the highlights of my day! I am just busting with JOY for you and all that the Lord has done!!

Much Ado said...

yes indeed, God is Good! these pictures just warm my heart!

Sharon said...

I cannot express how adorable i think she is. Scrolled down to gotcha day and burst into tears! BURST!

GODBLESSYOUALL!!!!

Alyson and Ford said...

She sounds just perfect! Your family is together and yes, God is Great!
Enjoy your time in GZ!
Hoping for more pictures!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Nine Months

Kristy said...

YES HE is good!!! What a perfect fit those two are!!!! Just so precious and special.

Love and blessings, Kristy

jennifer said...

She is just amazing! I'm so happy for you.

Nancy said...

They had completely gutted the front section of Lucy's the last few days we were in Guangzhou. I will be interested to hear what they did and if they are finished.

Colleen said...

She is so beautiful!!! Look at her laughing!!! I am so happy that things are going well {{{hug}}}

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Calling Guangzhou...calling Guangzhou...where are you my friend? :)

Dita said...

Hope all is well over there...miss seeing pictures of your days!

I think its time for you to come home!

Liz and Ava said...

I haven't been checking blogs for a while. I went to your old blog tonight which brought me to your new blog and here you are already in China with your beautiful daughter Sophia! Can't believe I almost missed it!
Congratulations!, she seems to be adjusting so well. I'm so happy for you all.

Cindy said...

she is beautiful, looks like you guys are having a great time. treasure the moments before you know it you will be flying home which will be even better. She is your fancy Nancy, hmmmm...all the bows and bracelets. Keep the pics coming.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Hey Kim... sorry I haven't been by to visit of late... I was busy at work and then Mike and I went away for a few days (minus computer - it was nice) but I did think of ya... looks like all is going well... congrats to you all...

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Kimberley,

I would imagine you are on your way home? Praying for safe travels! I can't wait to see Sophia Jane home at last!!!

Love you!
Robin

Jonni said...

Can't wait to hear an update and see pictures. Have a safe trip home sweetie!

Hugs,
Jonni

Steffie B. said...

See you in 24 hours! Woo-hoo!!! Left you a voice mail!
Can't wait to see you.....
Hugs,
Steffie

The Things We Carried said...

Ah, at last I find you on your blog! Precious pictures. LOVE them all, especially the one with Sophia's treasures all around her. At last your wait melts away into reality.

HUGS to you all!

Kayce said...

God is SO good!! I just love seeing all these pictures!

Heather said...

Just thinking of you and sending hugs and prayers!! Safe travels coming home.

Love,
Heather

PandaMom said...

Soooooo very happy for you!!!! I know this wait has been forever, but now it is all behind you and your sweet baby girl is in your arms!!!! Can't wait to see her blossom! ; )