Sunday, February 10, 2008


We simply have too many to count.

We have so much to be thankful for that JB and I have spent a good deal of time today humbling marveling at our good fortune.

We've had a full weekend. A weekend of friends, family, parties and presents. DoriGrace has been formally presented to our "village." I say village because, while the fire to bring DoriGrace home was originally lit in our hearts, actually bringing her home has been such a group effort. The effort of our "village." The prayers and support of so many loved ones are what really made the difference in bringing us together as a family. This weekend was a time to celebrate that.

One of my favorite things about this weekend was a simple poem, presented in a lovely white frame. My friend, Julie Kiefer, wrote it while JB and I were in Vietnam and she gave it to me today.

Angel Face

For this baby many did pray.
We knew that somehow, someday...
God would make a way.

To bring her all the way here,
And to forever hold her dear.

For so long our hearts with love have grown,
The time has come and across the world the family has flown,
To bring this baby girl home.

We thank the Lord for little DoriGrace.
She is a miracle from God,
A tiny baby with an Angel's Face.

"The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy." Psalm 126:3

Well-said Julie! Thank you!


Bill, Paula & Will Cook said...

Baaaaaahhhh! I'm totally tearing up! Glad the party was great - you all deserve it sooooo much! I'm sure DG did some serious charming that night too.

Vickie said...

My baby sister has a way with words! I did not know she had done this for you! How precious!!!
Such an indescribable gift is your precious little girl.

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program