Wednesday, December 1, 2010

5 months home

We arrived home from China five months ago today
with this little girl,


our newest family member.
To say that the last six months has been hard wouldn't really seem to do it justice,
but I'm not sure what else to say. It has been hard.

But it hasn't only been hard.
It's been humbling.
Emotionally exhausting.
Worrisome.
A test of our faith.
Dependent.
Joyful.
Heart-warming.
Funny.
Transitioning.
Tearful.
Attaching.
Eye-opening.
Frustrating.
Humbling;
oh did I say that already.....well I really can't say it enough.
A time of teaching.
A time of growing, learning.

It has been a blessing to welcome Jenna into our lives
and graft her into our hearts and our family.
Two weeks ago we dedicated her to the Lord at church. What an honor.

6 comments:

Marla and S.J. said...

I think it's only been 5 months....a testament to how exhausted you really are!

melpbaby said...

Congrats on 6 months home! So proud of you guys!

vicki said...

Marla!
You're right!! how funny!
just when I think the fog is lifted I can't even count the single digits anymore! ;) hope you guys are doing well too!

Ashley said...

Oh wow can I see such a change in her little eyes! Her smile is beautiful. We just celebrate one year home with Grant - you will be amazed how your love will continue to change her life.

Hugs!

Erin said...

Love to see her smile!

Football and Fried Rice said...

That first picture is pretty sweet! I love the colors :)