Monday, July 2, 2012

We have our daughter!

We have our beautiful daughter!!
We met our guide at 9 am this morning and headed to the Civil Affairs Office to do some paperwork and meet Aliyah. We arrived and of course finding a parking spot was an issue due to the crowded busy streets. So our guide dropped us off and we waited for what seemed like hours while she parked the car.
The Civil Affair Office was very hot and humid, no AC, and smokey. We walked down a short hallway and headed up the stairs.
When we walked thru the doors Aliyah was standing right there. She was beautiful...the moment was so surreal. Her nanny was crying as she handed her to me. She loved Aliyah dearly. We were told that she loved her as her own.
Aliyah cried for a few minutes but seemed to settle quickly. She is a big Daddy's girl. She is sweet and smart. She is beautiful and an amazing blessing to us. She loves shoes, hairbows and bracelets. She totally melts our hearts.
We are in L.O.V.E.
Her nanny blessed us with several professional photo books of Aliyah as well as a flash drive and a disk full of pictures. She was very well loved. Please pray for Aliyah's nanny as she grieves the loss of Aliayh. Pray for Aliyah as she faces yet another big loss and adjustment in her life. Pray fo us too, as her parents, that we will be the best possible parents for her and that we will help her deal with the loss that she is experiencing.
It has been a very bittersweet day for us. It is heartbreaking to know that our blessing is the result of her loss.

Not only were we able to meet our daughter for the very first time, we were able to witness the miracle for two other families as well. What a life changing, awesome day.
God is so good!!


Beth said...

Congratulations Becca! She is absolutely beautiful!! I cannot wait to meet her....God has surely smiled on you today!!

Jeanine Kaminski said...

This is such a sweet post! Becca and Joel, please know that our prayers cover your family as you are in China. It makes my heart so happy to know how deeply she was loved.

Tara Anderson said...

So happy to see all of you FINALLY together!!!!

5collins2011 said...

Congratulations, DTC Winter friends! So happy you finally have your girl! We'll be praying. Enjoy every moment!

Tamara Ashley-Oswalt said...

Tearing up reading your post. So very very happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!

Kristi said...

Joel & Becca, Aliyah is amazing! Sooooo happy for you beautiful family :) Tears of joy!!!!! Praying for her nanny & also continued prayers for you. Love you guys!!!

"Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you... For I am the Lord your God..
~Isiah 43:1-3