Wednesday, February 11, 2009

All Videos are at the Bottom

40 comments:

Amy said...

Ohhh, I didn't read the warning towards the bottom about needing kleenex until it was too late. I'm wiping my eyes on the sleeve of my pajamas. She is so adorable and I'm soooo happy for you!

Sincerely,

Amy

Valorie Leonard said...

Congratulations doesn't seem like a big enough word for this occasion. Many blessings for your and your new addition. She is gorgeous!

Tasha said...

I couldn't stand it any longer, I had to come look! I don't really have any words to, only my tears that won't stop! She is beautiful and that smile, she's perfect with her momma and dadda! The video's ,oh my, I just can't say now!We're so HAPPY for you, I can't wait to give you a big hug!
Go enjoy your daughter!
love from home!
Tasha

The Ferrill's said...

Big Big Big Big Happy tears....The verse you wrote is perfect; The day is perfect; That baby girl is just like you said....PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Aimee, watching you kiss her over and over just makes me bawl like a baby!
I am singing praises this morning!
Now, let the fun begin! ;)
Continuing to pray for you all...

DonnaK said...

I have no words....tears, well, there are PLENTY....but no words!!!


Loving and praying for you all from Alabama!!

~Donna Kay!

tbothof said...

Oh Aimee! I am so thrilled for you! Your daughter's face is so precious. Your wait and hers are over! Mama and Baba have got you girl! Enjoy!

Terri B

Friends and Family said...

Wow...I'm sure the pictures cannot do justice of what is happening right now between the three of you! I love the picture where Carlton is going to tickle her and she has the sweet reaction to her new Dad...and the smile is incredible! The video where she walks to hugs you...ahhh! Yes...kleenex please!!!

May you all three rest well. I pray Lily's little stomach settles down and she will travel well in the days ahead.

...Allison Dudley

Kim Wade said...

She is beautiful!!!! Congratulations. I am so happy for yall.

Kim

Shelley said...

Congratulations! I found your blog a week ago and just realized last night that you are a Lifeline family. We are too and we leave next Wednesday for China. Following your trip is even more special to me now. I can't wait to see Lily over the coming days. How did you find Helen in Beijing? We are looking for a guide! Many prayers coming your way~
Shelley

Jessica said...

Oh how truely amazing!
I too can not seem to find the words...just tears of complete joy that the 3 of you are finally together :) !!!
The videos are so special. She is so special! You guys are so special!
Her smile is incredible...truely and utterly incredible!
Please give that sweet Lily a hug and kiss for me :) AImee, I am sending you a big hug as well!
I am so happy that you guys are finally together!

love you!!!
Jess

One Happy Momma said...

Aimee -

She is beautiful!!!

What a sweet, sweet girl she is. :)

Thank you for sharing your ever important day with us.

Blessings-

Cathy from LCC yahoo group

jill said...

She is SO perfect....I love the videos and Carlton's sweet "It's Okay..." to you. Congratulations!

Karrie said...

Tears of Joy and Praise toward God for your precious union. I often remember what another Mom shared with me, "Yes, we had a special needs adoption. I had a special need and my child filled it."

Love, Karrie in Florida
Mamma to 4
One of them still waiting in China
for TA any day!

Sherri said...

SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!

The King Family said...

WOW!!! Aimee and Carlton, she is so beautiful and how amazing to see the love and excitement in her beautiful little eyes! We are so happy for you and can not wait to meet the newest Weather!

We love you very much!
Jared, Sarah, Annabelle and Baby

Marita said...

I couldn't wait to see pictures and your post this morning. Madison is here with me as we celebrate your "Gotcha Day". We are so excited for your family. Can not wait to meet Lily! Our prayers remain with you as you wade through the rest of the paperwork in preperation to come home.

Mom to Olivia said...

Hello Happy Family,

We are so happy for you. We love the videos and the pictures. Olivia is sitting on my lap pointing at Lily and saying something in Chinese I think. I can tell that she recognizes Yuan Yuan. Lily is beautiful and it is great to see that smile. She seems comfortable with you all already. Can't wait for more pictures and updates. Take care and enjoy her.

Robin, Dave & Olivia

Jessica said...

Oh, so sweet!!! I love the videos, I keep watching them over and over with tears of joy each time! Lily is sooo precious. Praising God this morning for such a blessed day you had! I LOVE the pic of Lily smiling-too cute!!! Love Kadle

LyndsAU said...

Amy and Carlton, I am so happy for you and little Lily! Mom (Jeannine Dodd) sent me your blog link and I am so glad she did. I pray many blessings for you and your new addition. She is gorgeous!! I can't wait to meet her in the future!
Lyndsey

Jennifer said...

Hi Aimee,
I don't know if you remember meeting in Target, our daughter is Mallory (from China).I am helping in Ashley Smith's class this morning, she showed me your blog. I am so excited for you all! I hope we can get our Calhoun County FCC group together soon, would LOVE to meet Lily. Have a great rest of your trip, take it all in and enjoy everthing! Praying for your safe return,
Jennifer Easterwood

Christy said...

I have no clue what to say except that I am so extremely happy for you and she is absolutely beautiful. I am so glad you got a video of when you first met! And thank you so much for sharing that with us. Wow... thank you for starting my day off with tears of joy!
Christy Gilbert

Green, Party of Five said...

Aimee
Look what the Lord has done! What a beautiful moment that I have watched over and over and now at work and cant concentrate. God is so Good!
Lily is so beautiful. I cant stop looking at her pretty eyes, lips and I just love the short hair. She will be even more beautiful once those hairbows are in (haha).
We are so happy for you and Carlon right now. Oh how I would love to call, but this is yall time now. Enjoy your night with your daughter. We love you and cant wait to see more pictures and more videos (today)...heheee
Blessings to you!
Connie

Jan Brim said...

Lily is so beautiful! We am so happy that you finally have her with you. Love and spoil her! God has blessed your family in so many ways! You are still in our prayers.

Jack and Jan

M Morris said...

Oh my word.....HUGE puddles on my keyboard!! Congratulations!!! She's just beautiful!

Juli McFarland said...

Amy,

What A blessing watching you and Carlton meet your precious daughter for the first time. Thank you for sharing your experience! She is beautiful! Our God is so good! I am so happy for you. Love you, Juli

The Davis Family said...

After 2 hours waiting for my dial-up to download these videos, we have just watched the most wonderful thing ever. It was well worth the wait for us. I am so happy for you. I cannot imagine finally getting to embrace what my arms have longed for so long. Does Christ have something like this feeling everytime one of his is saved? Thank you so much for the picture of the gospel that you have shown us. What a great way to start my day!!

Jodi said...

Congratulations to you and your family! She is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your journey.

Jodi (Corie's Sis)

Barb said...

I cannot tell you how many times I woke up last night. Praying for you all. I am so excited for you that there are not words to express. Big happy tears and smiles. Lily is so precious and will be even more precious as the days come along. I love the videos and pictures. I am sure they do not do justice to the real life version. Congratulations. Praying Lily's stomach will settle some for the days ahead.

Love you,
Barb

Rebecca said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You just don't know how much we all appreciate you both sharing these past two weeks with us. Lily is just precious. I am so glad that God planned for you to be her parents! I know Hannah Grace and Noah can't wait for all of you to be home, neither can we.

Rebecca Tillery

Ryan, Laura and Grace said...

Oh guys, Lily is absolutely beautiful. Her smile justs melts your heart. The videos of you kissing her, oh Aime, the tears won't stop. I am just thanking God that you and Carlton finally get to hold her and that she is going to know such love. I couldn't get to the computer fast enough this morning. Thank you SOOO much for sharing your heart,what God has done and is doing and ultimately Lily with us. I cannot wait to see pictures of Lily with Hannah Grace and Noah :)

Jami said...

Lily is absolutely perfect...but you knew that from the beginning, huh? This isssss real,Aimee. You have your fourth child in your arms!! Praise God!! Looks like she is adapting quite nicely and ofcourse the two of you are walking, I mean running into this like pros. I am so happy and excited. I am ready to see a big family portrait!

Please have fun in China but hurrrrrry home!!!!!!!

I just want to hug one of you!!

Much Love to China,

Jami

Janis said...

Congratulations, Our daughter is from Taiyuan also. We came home in Dec. with her. We stayed at the same hote, were in the same room and had the same guide. We are so happy for you and my god bless you during the rest of your trip.

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW DAUGHTER!!!

God bless you Aimee, Carlton, and Lily. What a beautiful story God has written in your life today!

It looks like the transition is going well...another answered prayer!

"This is the day the LORD has made: Let us rejoice in it and be glad."
Psalm 118:24

Love,
Robin

Kathy said...

She looks so happy! Nick and I loved watching your videos this morning. I especially loved the part where Lily refused to enter the room! I know it had to be killing you not to be able to run over and grab her and hold her. It's hard to believe that in 5 days we'll be standing in that same room receiving our little girl! Congratulations!!
Kathy and Nick

Grace Fellowship Community Church said...

What a great expression of the Gospel...Seeing you two pursue that little girl like that! I am so proud for her and I hope that she will abound in thankfulness for the rest of her life at the wonderful grace that came her way today through adoption.

Misty said...

I am at work, crying like a baby. Thank you for sharing this. She is a miracle, a perfect little miracle.

Much love...

The Terrells said...

wow- you were not kidding about the tears!!! How exciting- I can only imagine the joy you must be feeling. Caleb kept looking at me because I was crying so much and I told him they were happy tears!! So thankful that the Lord has put this on your heart and he chose Lily for you!!!

Gwen and Jason said...

Thank you for sharing such precious moments. I think my heart just burst in my chest while watching your videos. Your daughter is gorgeous! We will also be in China in a few weeks getting our little girl and I can't wait.

Friends and Family said...

I'm so excited for you all! I think I've used a whole box of kleenex! She is adorable! Wow, her life (and yours) is certainly about to change!

Love,
Deidre Cartee Bankston

Lisa said...

she is sososo cute