Thursday, September 25, 2008

Greetings from Haiti!

Today was a most momentous day - I held our sweet baby girl! It was no different to me than if someone had put a newborn babe in my arms that I had just birthed. It was amazing to hold her, smell her hair, kiss her cheeks, to study every detail about her.

She was scared at first and cried (OK, wailed a little), but warmed up to the idea that I was her mama pretty quickly. The nannies were very helpful in helping her to know that I was mama. I even got a kiss bye-bye!

I am head-over-heels for this girl. God is good!

17 comments:

Eric and Michelle said...

Stephanie that is so wonderfully awesome and amazing. Praise God!!!!!!!!

Katy said...

Oh WOW...you are there!!! For some reason I thought you didn't leave until tomorrow...I have been praying for your departure, and you are already with your baby girl!!! Thrilled beyond words that you are safely there with your angel..Can't wait to see pictures..

Amy said...

Congratulations...looking forward to reading more on your thoughts of Haiti and your meetings with Anchise. Does she get to stay with you?

steffany said...

I am so excited for you!

Bill and Christina said...

Stephanie! I am so very happy and excited for you. Isn't wonderful to be there. I pray that you have the most wonderful time.
Christina

Sarah and Tim said...

That first meeting is so wonderful! The joy that brings to ones heart is so worth the wait.

Amanda said...

Praise the LORD~ How awesome. Praying for you!

Kathy said...

So happy for you!

livingpurereligion said...

YEAH! I am SO glad to hear from you!!! Can you hardly believe how blessed you are? She is so wonderful! Have fun! I'll be praying for you!

Could you give my kids a great big squeeze from me? I miss them so much!

Greg's Wife said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Praise God! I can't wait to see pictures!

Kathy Eden said...

Pictures please!!! :o) I am so happy for you! It's amazing feeling isn't it? Enjoy every second of your time there...they will be sweet memories to cherish always.

Leslie said...

How precious! SO happy for you!!!

crispy said...

I am so happy for you. Enjoy the moments.

stephanie garcia said...

So wonderful!! I am very excited for you!! We are staying at the Le Plaza Hotel and the phone number and between Sat - Tues we have no further commitments besides hanging with our boys ... I don't know if we could arrange to meet or not, but if so I would love to! GOD bless!!

poseygirl said...

Praise God!!!! I can't believe I didn't see this post until today. I am sooooooo happy for you. I glad you had a safe journey.
Hugs!

Lena Wright said...

I'm so excited-thrilled for you and for Anchise. I'm praying for your whole family.

Kristina said...

uh,
catterwalling is more like it!
;-)