Thursday, February 12, 2009

MVI 1355

And Yes, I know Boo means NO!

29 comments:

DonnaK said...

Oh my goodness, what a PRECIOUS laugh!! I am so glad that y'all are making progress!! I am praying that she sleeps all night again tonight!! (and you too!!)

Anna Lee said...

i love her laugh... it's infectious! I'm so excited... I love waking up to your posts... I get to start my day off with a beautiful picture of Christ's love for me. Thank you for sharing.

jill said...

I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this!!!! She has the sweetest laugh! It looks like y'all are making really good progress with her! What big steps to make in just a day! till praying for y'all!

Jessica said...

Her laugh is soo contagious...I was laughing the whole time.

Thank you for sharing that!

love you
Jess

Barb said...

Oh my gosh! I love her laugh! It makes you just laugh right with her. It is comforting to see you are making some progress. Praying for you and looking forward to your return.

Ryan said...

She has the most adorable laugh! I'm so glad that things are progressing so well! She is so precious!

Kelly

The Ferrill's said...

She has a GREAT laugh! Aimee you wear those stickers so well! Yall are adorable playing together! I read your update below and I am so happy to hear about your first full day with Lily! It sounds like everything is going really well...and you will be amazed at how quickly she will catch up developmentally! I can't wait to see her little personality continue to unfold in the coming days! I will be praying for yall when you visit the orphanage. It will be such a good thing.
Much love!
Laine

Elizabeth said...

Aimee,
She is perfect!!! My 2 year old was in the room with me when I watched it and he was mesmerized and asked to watch it again!! Apparently people of all ages love Lily!
Have fun!
Elizabeth

The King Family said...

Thank you for sharing that video. The sound of a baby laughing is such a gift. We all continue to pray for you and look forward to your return. This s a beautiful story and we all feel so blessed to be able to share in it with you.

Be Safe,
Jared, Sarah, Annabelle and the one currently resembling a bean

The Allen Family said...

how wonderful!!! thank you so much for posting a video!!! the pictures are so precious, but to hear her laugh, and to see her play is SO wonderful. i can only imagine how YOUR hearts are overflowing!!!

praying for ya'll!!!

Carla said...

She is just too precious for words. Aimee, I too love that picture of you two in the shadow with you leaning by her. It is a wonderful picture of you as her momma. Your love for her shows in every movement you make. Soon, she will reciprocate in the same way. I am just so thrilled for you. Thanks so much for sharing these precious memories.

Laura said...

Oh the laughing...He has turned your mourning into laughter. So beautiful and so amazing...praying for all of you.

Love all of you,
Laura

Mallory Thigpen said...

I LOVE this! her laugh is so sweet! I am so glad that she seems to be adjusting a little better now! Continuing to pray for you all!

The Wiggins said...

I love hearing and seeing that ya'll are doing well and she's getting used to her new family. Her smile is the best thing ever (I know you know that). Good luck with the rest of your trip!!!

Brook Louviere said...

So adorable!!! She has the greatest little laugh!!

Kristin said...

Priceless!

LeighAnne said...

Oh Aimee she is a doll. Her laugh is adorable. I know that having her sleeping next to you was just a dream come true. :) Thank you for sharing all of this with us. I am SO happy for you.

Corie said...

The videos mixed with the SCC music...well it is just priceless! Tears stream instantly! I just can't help but coming back day and day. I can't wait to meet her!

Jessica said...

Hey Girl! My couputer has been "updating" something for a while and I have not been able to check the blog and that was driving me crazy. (but you don't care about that, do you) anyway, I LOVE the video of hearing Lily laugh. That is so precious. So happy that she loves her doll too!! She looks soooo sweet with it. We will continue to pray for Lilys progress and attachment. Enjoying all the pic. Thank you for sharing these special days with us. Love, Kadle

Erica said...

She is PRECIOUS!!!! I look forward to your blog every morning!! :) She is just ADORABLE!!! Praying for y'all!!!

Catherine said...

How wonderful! I am not sure how I found your blog but I have been reading it for the past few weeks. I am so happy for you and your family. She is beaitiful and is going to have a wonderful life with you.

Even though I do not know you, I find myself drawn to your blog not only for the amazing selfless adoption that you are completing but for the story of Lily and how she will respond to the changes in her life. You see, my husband is adopted. He is an orphan from Vietnam during the war. We know that he was bought on the street but was then dropped off at an orphanage. He stayed at this orphanage until he was adopted by an American family. His parents tell the stories about when he first came to the US (he was 17 months old approx). He had never seen so many of our daily items. He had never had a pair of shoes, stuck his finger in an electric pencil sharpener.... He actually would not let his "new" mom sit anywhere near him. They figure because the children were cared for by women but many of the women left often.

I know it is under different circumstances but there are some similarities for your daughter Lily: new language, new smells (in US), new foods, my husband received a new name (he was nicknamed George but also had a Vietnamese name).........and the list goes on.

Keep the blog coming and let us know how she adapts and how she views all of the new experiences in life.

I wish you the best. We have always planned to adopt internationally to give back what my husband received earlier in life. The task is daunting (paperwork, home study...) and not sure where we would ever start. You are a true inspiration and she is blessed to be with you and your family. Hoping for safe travels home!

Nancy said...

That laugh is precious! I'm crying!

Tasha said...

Hearing all of your laughter is like a little bit of Heaven!! She has such a BIG world ahead of her and I know your so willing to show her every bit of it! We'll be praying for the trip and for the happy tears and sad ones that may come as it's all final for Lily's nannies,they are going to have to miss that sweet angel! I think she knows who you are already, it's just like a baby learning who it's moma and daddy are!She can't help but see and feel your love, your faces are glowing!!
Tasha

The Terrells said...

AMAZING!!!! I love her laugh!!!

Holly said...

The most precious giggle ever!! Thanks for sharing!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, Aimee, how my heart flutters in my chest watching the video of Gotcha Day and seeing the transformation begin. I was watching Gotcha when my Ellie came to the computer. I could say to her, "There is the room where we got you!." I can't wait to keep checking for updates.
God is soooooooo good to allow us to truly see His heart when we adopt.
Blessings,
Robbie
from the Shanxi yahoo group

kimjoystewart said...

I just LOVED watching that video! Lily has the sweetest laugh. She's absolutely beautiful!!! So happy that the waiting is over and Lily is with her family. :-)

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Oh my goodness!!! How wonderful to see Lily laughing and having such fun with her mommy!

Joy, joy!!!

Blessings,
Robin
Received TA today!

Charlliesweb said...

Your family is so precious! You have the same love in your eyes and feel the same emotions as I did myself when we got our Kaylee.

Kaylee (home 1 1/2 years, age 3.5 now) watched your video with me. She was watching so close. I told her, that's like Mommy and Kaylee and she says 'ah huh'. :)

So happy to follow your journey with you. I pray for many more blessings ahead of you.

A sister in Christ, Charlotte Temple and family