"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Pictures to hold you over....

I truly have not had a waking moment where I can find the time to post the details. We are having good and bad moments. Today we went to the park and she cried all the way there while I held her and calling out for "YeYe" (grandfather), which is what she called her foster father. My heart was breaking that all I could do was hold her and try to reassure her that it would be alright.

Some moments are glorious and her smile makes my heart glow. I wish I could freeze those moments in her mind and erase the very sad ones.
Here are some pictures of our Adoption Day yesterday, our visit to the countryside and visiting the Hefei zoo this morning.
Tomorrow we visit the orphanage and her foster family. Please pray for our sweetheart. May God bring peace into her heart and that she realize that we love her endlessly.


Denna said...

Love the pictures. I trust things will continue to get better and better.

Janette said...

Ohilda, I keep all of you in prayer everyday but, will do so more on her visit back to the foster family. In my heart of hearts I truly feel that this is something that should be stopped. Putting these children back through this trama is not good. She will think that she is going back and your heart and hers will break all over again when you have to tear her away from her foster mom. Indeed I will say many many prayers. I do have to say that she looks very happy in your arms in many of the pictures. Her smile is very beautiful and sincere. God bless you Ohilda and the family.
Love you and can't wait to meet your little girl soon.

Becky said...

O -
What wonderful pictures. I pray your visit to the orphanage and then seeing the foster family will bring some peace to little Anna Grace. She has such a beautiful smile. There is already a measure of joy shining from her face. The pages turn slowly and then the message of the book lives in you forever.
Don't forget the stone.
xoxoxoxoxoxox, B

Mom of 5 said...

Love your pictures. It all takes time !! What a good looking bunch !

Charlotte said...

Looks like you are having a good time ! I know by the end of the trip it will seem like she has been yours forever. Keep up the good work with the posts ! Kai looks like he is good to his sister. Reminds me of Raeghan and Riley. Hope they will be good to Rachael when she comes home too !


henna's hearsay said...

When you mention her stoic moments I can't help but think of Lyvi! 9 months later she can still be very stoic in new situations, but she is the sweetest thing ever!

Lyvi had a hard time after seeing her foster mom again, but I think it really helped overall.

She is precious and I hope you see her open up to you more each day.


Carmen said...


Its going to be a difficult day but you know who got here and who can bring you through it.



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