1.11.2011

two

today was a ridiculously long day.  we left at 9:00 this morning and finally arrived back at the hotel at 8:00 tonight.  sarahjoy did great - she slept a lot of the way and was happy to sit in our laps (and eat) the rest of the time.  huge, huge gift from God.
 
so i will update with pics and details tomorrow but tonight i will leave you with two very important things...
 
WAR EAGLE!!!!!!!
 
and http://nextstepoffaith.com/#/pivotal-circumstances/adoption to see our first day with SarahJoy (we can't upload to youtube or vimeo thanks to china's censorship issues...)
 
 

14 comments:

jsldove said...

Amazing.. you look like you always belonged to each other. Love!!! the video. Praying for you and yes we see the fingerprints of God right before our eyes as you share photos and videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

LOVED the video! So glad your trip to Datong went well.

Laura and John said...

That just makes my heart so happy to see her with you!! (and War Eagle! ; )

mhunter said...

she is beautiful!!!! so happy for you guys! what a blessing how receptive she is already! love it! praying you all.

Anonymous said...

crying and laughing and flooded with joy, I thank God for what He's done! Congratulations, friends!
heather senter

Dana Woods said...

SarahJoy is beautiful and you can see her happiness! The video made me cry (thanks for that). For some reason, it has seemed to me that this particular adoption has taken FOREVER - maybe it's because we talked so long about it before you all actually plunged in...I don't know. I do know that it is a true blessing to see my babies and my families finally united. It's especially thrilling to have "repeat" customers - haha. I'm wondering now, of those of you who have come back for child #2 in the 3.5 years I have worked with AHH, how many are going to return yet AGAIN!!!!! Blessings :-)

Tracy said...

wow--soo very exciting. SarahJoy is so beautiful and we are so happy for you guys!!! You all are awesome and will make such a great family of 7!!!!! Continuing o pray for you guys. Love, Tracy and family

Lauren Gyorfi said...

we love her already. so excited for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Hey Ashleigh and Eric,
I've been thinking about you all this week. I forgot to check your blog until this evening. I'm so happy for you ! ! ! AND SJ. She is really cute ! ! ! Life as she knew it wil never be the same again. She is becoming a part of an awesome family. She realize that someday.
Reading your posts reminded me our our adoption process in Ukraine. Different but similar if you know what I mean. I hope the remainder of the trip/process goes as well as it has so far.
Mike Schmitt

Anonymous said...

love the video! thanks so much for sharing. glad to hear the trip went well. i love her sweet smile! praying for you all.

julie k

Travis Jacques said...

Beautiful! The video is amazing.
Thanks for posting it.
It's a real hit at the Jacques house as it's been played about a dozen times today. SJ is even cute than we could have imagined. We can't wait for you to come home.
Blessings!

the sanders family said...

Eric and Ashleigh! Yay! Our family just watched your video and we are so excited for you and for SarahJoy. And Ashleigh, it may make you feel better to know that Grace Harshaw had a 6-12 month winter coat when she was 4! No lie! Can't wait to meet her.... :) blessings and prayers from the Sanders clan

Kirsten said...

Thrilled for you! She is precious beyond words.

Praying that the rest of your time will go well, that she'll be a trooper on the flight home, and that you all will bond well in the weeks and months ahead.

And that SJ will grow and get some more meat on those bones. :)

Congratulations!

Kristen and Jonathan said...

That video brought tears to my eyes. It is SO encouraging to see God's faithfulness throughout this whole process and what a wonderful reminder of the God that we serve. What an amazing blessing. We continue to pray for a smooth transition. What a beautiful child!! Love you guys!!