Posts by Jessica

Paying it Forward

God writes the most amazing stories, doesn’t He?  This story began back in late 2013. I was on our agency’s waiting child page just looking through the children and praying for them.  This is something that I feel like I can do since we are not in the place to adopt right now.  Anyways, I…

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Part of our Little One’s Story Story

It appears that it has been 8 months since our last blog post.  A lot has happened since January and Samuel’s first snow.  We have had many firsts as a family of 6 and we enjoyed a very fun summer filled with swimming, first road trip, fun with friends and Samuel’s first trip to the…

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Day 8 – Finding spot, Walmart and Park

We are running a little late on our day 8 post. We got up, went downstairs and ate breakfast and then met our guide to head out to his finding spot. Samuel is a great eater.  His favorite breakfast foods are eggs {it’s a good thing since we have chickens}, watermelon and a yogurt drink.…

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Day 7 – It’s Official

Today was a big day, the Big next to meeting Samuel, but I will get to that in a minute. Samuel slept great last night for being his first night with us.  He snuggled right up with Baba (Chinese for Daddy) for some of the night.  At some point he called out for Mama twice,…

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Day 4 – Silk Market and Travel to Taiyuan

Today was our last day in Beijing and our last day with Mac and Toby and their girls. We have enjoyed spending time with them, laughing at WWBS and seeing more of Beijing. We loaded up our bags and headed towards downtown. On our first day while we were visiting the Bell Tower and the…

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Day 3 – The Great Wall

Today started out a little later than yesterday {6:30 instead of 4 something} Yea for progress!! We headed out to see the Great Wall.  One of the nice things about staying with friends is that you get to go to the best places where the ‘normal’ tourist don’t go.  It took about a hour or so…

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Day 2 – Touring Beijing

Today started out bright and early at 4 something thanks to jet lag. Once we got our day started we {Adam, our friend (I’ll call her Mac) and I} hopped in the car with our driver to head down town.  If I understand this correctly Beijing has 6+ outer rings {like our 285} and we…

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Sprinkle for Samuel

Yesterday I was so blessed by friends and family as we celebrated Samuel’s life and soon homecoming.  My friends did an amazing job with the shower and everything was perfect.  The food was amazing and we even the china shaped ‘Thank You’ treat for the guests. Samuel received some really cute clothes, a tricycle, books,…

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added bonus–Friendships

One of the really cool things about adoption is the amazing new friends you will have.  There are so many really great women I know now because of our adoption, the process, asking questions on various facebook groups, etc… It is always encouraging to know that there is someone who has either been where you…

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Article 5 Pickup

I was so happy when I got this email late last night… It means that we are one step closer to traveling to get our son! Thank you Jesus!! Dear Adoptive Parent,  The Adopted Children’s Immigrant Visa Unit (ACIVU) at U.S. Consulate General Guangzhou has finished processing your child’s Article 5, and your file is…

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