Sunday, January 3, 2010

HAPPY 2010

Janie and I would like to wish everyone a very happy new year! I cannot believe that 2010 is here. I am so thankful for all that 2009 brought me. I will always remember the joy of 2009--the birth of my daughter, traveling to Taiwan to bring her home, and all the "firsts" I was able to watch her experience in 2009. I look forward to what 2010 will bring!!!!!

I was talking with my mom yesterday about the adoption journey (as we often do) and we both agreed that it is definetly something I would like to do again. I would love for Janie to have a sibling--and preferably from Taiwan again. But, it's just not the right time right now (its way too soon and I'm not financially ready)....for now, my 100% focus is Janie! 

Going thru the process of international adoption was sooooo difficult. It was a true test of faith. So many days I would cry, worry, wonder, etc....but I knew that one day it would happen. It is a huge leap of faith-but completely worth it. 

Reflecting back on my state of mind during the wait, I remember thinking and often saying "If I only knew when it would happen". I love to be in control of all aspects of my life--and with adoption, you definetly have no control--and the unknown is grueling!! I remember thinking "if only I knew more info-when would it happen, how old would my child be, boy/girl?". 

All that wondering made for some VERY LONG days during that almost 3 year wait......I remember thinking that if I only could see the future and know the answers then the wait would be more tolerable.

BUT, what mom and I were discussing is this: I would do it all over again knowing what I know now! Janie is God's perfectly chosen child for me and she was worth every second of the wait. I would do it all over again--and hopefully will one day.

In the meantime, I pray that each of you have all your dreams come true in 2010!!!

Below are a few random pictures of Janie!!


Janie being silly playing with some of her Christmas presents!


Janie and Wylie had another playdate! He is only 4 days yonger than Janie--they had fun together!


Janie really liked Wylie's scooter! Her aunt Barbara gave her one similiar but we haven't put it together yet--guess I better get busy with that soon!

Janie at Tricia's house right before Christmas!

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