Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday, Oct 24



































Hannah is a such a little blessing. She is doing so well, it is like she has always been ours. Yesterday afternoon, the orphanage director walked in handed Hannah to our guide and she turned and handed her to us. Hannah never cried once. She has snuggled and smiled from the very first minute. Last evening we came back to the hotel where she played and played and had a bath. At 7Pm she fell asleep( so we knew we would be up in the middle of the night). At midnight she did wake, ate a banana and went back to sleep until 6 am. This morning we went to finish the paperwork to get her passport and to make her a Coil. Once we were done, it was time for a nap (for all of us). At 130, the maid came and wanted to clean our room. We woke Hannah up and this is one thing that does not make her happy. We won't do that again. However, a little temptation with food and she was happy again. This kid loves to eat!. We then went for a walk around town and found a little park. We were the center of attraction, so we didn't stay too long. No one is ever mean, it just gets tiresome having everyone watching you. We feel like we should be performing at times. We did find a McDonalds, so I think after our tour tomorrow morning, we might have some Micky D for lunch. Again tonight, Hannah has played and played. She is silly and a little wild. She will love playing with you Noah and Caleb. She has taken to both mommy and daddy. She likes to be silly with daddy, but wants mommy to hold and carry her; perfect don't you think? We also found out that her cleft palate has also been through the first stage of repair. She shouldn't need any more surgeries for some time. They did a really good job, as far as I can tell.
This journey to Hannah sure has been a journey with God. There were so many times that I just wanted to give up and wondered why God wasn't answering our request for a daughter sooner, but now here she is. She is such a sweet gift and worth the wait. He has taken care of all the details. You don't know what a gift it is that she is adjusting so well. I know things may still change once we are home, but for right now; this happy child is making this trip much easier.
My prayer request tonight is for Noah and Caleb. Caleb made the state team for cross country and will be traveling Friday night to southern Ga with the team on the school bus. Noah is traveling with some friends of ours to go watch Caleb and their daughter Mallory. Please pray that their travels are safe. Caleb, we will be cheering you on. We love you! Noah, thank you for being a good big brother and supporting Caleb. We love you, too! We are praying for you everyday.
Thank you to all of you for following our journey everyday. I love reading your comments and emails. They keep me feeling close to home. Love to all of you!!


8 comments:

Ms. Julie said...

Oh, how wonderful!!! God has worked out a wonderful adjustment for Hannah! You all certainly deserve that after such a long wait!!! God is SO GOOD!!! Keep the pictures and messages coming!

Jennifer said...

Joy, Jennifer G, Nancy, Molly (PNP student), Dr. Payne, Cecilia have all been in my office "oohing" and "aahing" over the pics (myself included). We are all so happy for you!!! Jennifer W. and Hannah were in here earlier and I am sure they will be back once they learn there are more pics! She is such a gift from God, and like you said He works things out in His time!!! She has been yours since the beginning! Hurry back so we can meet her! We will be praying for Noah and Caleb and the Rosieks as they travel! Love, Jennifer

lisa harr said...

What a beautiful child.O the lesson we could learn from your story about being still and waiting on Gods perfect timing !You both have thst glow of new parents. I guess it really does not matter just how old the child is.Remember the gift from God is for Hannah too.She has truly been blessed with a wonderful family!Can't wait to meet her!LoveYa, Lisa Harr

Nattie said...

She is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm sooo happy for you guys!! I know she will be loved and loved!! I can't wait for ya'll to get home safe and sound! I have been looking at the blog crying like a doofus!! We all love and miss ya (especially me!!) Can't wait to meet her!! Love Ya, Nat
P.S. Love the bow that is almost the size of her head!! Too cute!

Mom & Dad said...

The pics are great! Mom says she likes the pic. w/ the bow. I like the one where she is holding the stuffed toy. Can't wait to get you all back safe and sound. We are very thankful that all is going so well. I like what Lisa said, it has been our prayer that Hannah will be a blessing to you and you will be a blessing to her.
Love, Mom & Dad

Matt, Sarah and Kaytlyn said...

I'm sorry we haven't posted comments until now - I didn't realize that I could leave them. I'm very blogging illiterate. I cannot even tell you how excited we have been as we have checked in every day for the news of the day. And your postings today have me lit up with a permanent smile!!! I am in awe of how God is answering prayers for a smooth transition for you all, especially Hannah. She is beautiful and she was a Coil long before the paperwork was complete, wasn't she? :) We can't wait to see you guys! Kaytlyn is VERY excited to meet her new cousin - she's been checking in every day! We love and we'll see you very, very soon:)

Sunney said...

I have thought of you and your family several times each day; looking at the calendar in the phone room and counting down the days with you. We are all so excited for yall! I've cried and cried reading the up-dates. I'm so happy you finally have your baby girl!!!! I wish yall all the best and I'm praying for yall a safe return. She truely is a blessing from God!!!! I can't wait to meet her and see her in your arms.She is so precious!!!

AS said...

Glad you finally have her. Mom & Dad and I have had a race this week to see who gets to the computer first to see when the new pictures are posted! She is the perfect addition to our family of boys...can't wait to meet her and love you both. Give her hugs and kisses!

Aunt Angie