Bringing Sophia Home

We have been blessed with another precious treasure from China, we are raising the needed funds to bring her home. Thank you for helping us bring Sophia home.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yesterday was our Consulate Appointment, the very last step of the journey.  It use to be that your appointment was one morning and then the swearing ceremony was the next day.  They have now changed it things so your appointment is in the morning and the swearing ceremony is that afternoon.  It is so nice to know that the only thing we are waiting for now is the actual visa in her passport which will be ready tomorrow afternoon.  It is so hard to believe that we only have two full days in China and then we start the very long journey home.

Sophia has bloomed so much over the last week.  She hardly resembles the scared little girl placed in my arms on Nov. 22nd.  She is so much more adventurous, sometimes more than mom is comfortable with.  As we layed down for a nap today she started beating me up and laughing, really laughing.  That isn't something we had heard before and never even a small chuckle unless we had put forth a lot of effort to get it.  She is in to everything, just like she should be at her age.  Last week so was afraid of everything and now she wants to check things out.  She recognizes her American name and seems to understand most of what we tell her.  She still doesn't babble or baby talk and I haven't heard the word mama but I know one day she will just start flowing with so much to tell us.

I feel so blessed to be her mama.


  1. SO wonderful to hear you all are doing well! She is just beautiful and I know you are savoring you last days in China and looking forward to home! Praying for your flight home!!!

  2. Mandie - YAY...I was so happy to see your post and hear more about Sophia! Praise God you are beginning to see her personality! :) I can't wait to hear more about her when you're home and rested. Praying you home, my friend! HUGS!

  3. Yahoo....almost home!!!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?

  4. Yea - an update!!! So, what I needed this morning. I have a request - I need a picture of all 3 of you smiling :) So happy for you!!!

    Ashley, Mike, Harrison & Piper

  5. Ohhh...just look at that beautiful girl!! You are almost home!!!

    Love and blessings,