Sunday, June 29, 2014


One year ago tonight at 11:30pm we arrived in Raleigh. Personally, I was a sick, emotional mess. Brian, despite no sleep, was amazing. I think he got his second wind when we landed in Newark and he got to eat a good 'ole fashioned American hamburger. I, on the other hand never really got a second wind. On our flight from Beijing I woke up feeling like someone was running nails inside my throat. My head hurt and my body ached and I just wanted to be home in my bed. When we landed in Raleigh I couldn't get off of that plane fast enough. Brian had JG and laughed as I ran ahead. I was beyond excited to see my boys and couldn't wait to hug their necks. I was crying before I got to them and it only got worse. I didn't care how many people were around, I cried the ugly cry long and loud while I hugged them. I didn't realize Aubrey was recording it all but I'm glad she did. I have tried to upload it to no avail. Pics will have to do.

A year home. Of course its hard to believe. JG is growing and changing so much I can't even keep up. She's a little taller but has only gained about 4 pounds. Her Nai Nai just bought her a pair of shorts that are 12 months and they are still somewhat loose. She is talking in full sentences. In fact, she rarely stops talking (it can be a little exhausting at times). She comprehends in ways that blow my mind and cause me to realize I need to be careful what I say and what I do. She is watching and taking it all in, like a sponge. There are many things B and I are experiencing for the first time because we've only had boys up to now. Some things are fun and wonderful, and some drive us crazy. But overall having a girl is a gift from God. 

We couldn't be more thankful for this journey of adoption and pray we stay in God's will regardless of how hard it is. 
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Hollyz G said...

I can't believe the difference a year makes. She is a total fit and its hard to remember the family without her. So many challenges to get her here but all so worthwhile. I love that little Pixie.
Aunt Holly

Cheri said...

It has flown by, hasn't it? Thanks for sharing those airport pictures. It sure bring back a flood of emotions!

ishybeanie said...

YOu are amazing, what a lucky girl. I just wish I still lived there so I could meet her.