Saturday, June 02, 2007

It's here! The package filled with those "oh so important" contracts and power of attorney forms! ALong with that was just as Laura said, a nice little photo album of Ti and 3 discs full of photos. Over 1500 photos actually! Can you imagine? I am stunned. We are so excited. We feel taht we have learned alot by so many photos. A glimpse of our daughter to be. There were also several video clips that showed how happy, fun, and talented. We also learned that she has quite the temper (as if we didn't expect that!) It was amazing and we are still in aw about the whole thing. Getting all the information a few days ago and then getting more photos than we may have been able to take in her lifetime is a blessing that we could have never imagined. In the world of adoption you learnt ath you sort of take what you can get as far as pictures and info on the life of your child before you. My heart aches for her and her foster family even more so now then ever. We can see with our eyes already the love and compasion they have for Ti. In all of their hearts she is their daughter, they are her parents. We will not be able to deny that pain when they are seperated. We will be forever thankful of the life they ahve given her since she was 2 years old. They helped her over come many obsticals and helped her thrive. They have nurtured her and loved her as their child. Foster takes a unique set of people, very special people. I know we all live for the picstures so enjoy. I havent even been able to get through all of them, I mean when you stare at each and every picture and there are 1500 of them plus video...I think it will take a couple days :)


David and Janalee said...

Oh Nicole! She is so adorable. I love her hair and she just looks like she is such a sweetie, temper and all! I know how you feel about taking her from her "family", Maya's situation was very different yet when we met them and saw first hand the pain they were in letting her go it almost made me turn around and walk right out the door. Have you asked if you can keep in touch with them for Ti and for the Foster family's sake? We are keeping in touch with Maya's birth family and it is such a blessing now, so I can't imagine the blessing it will be when she is older and begins to ask me questions.
Oh, I am just so excited for you and Greg and little brother Landon! You will be a great mom to this precious little girl.
Hope the courts go smoothly for you.
Maya-Chung Yi (Aug 2006)

TaiwanMommy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL child! A "prize" from God to be sure! (I know- giggle giggle! :) But Psalm 127 says "Children are an inheritance from the LORD. They are a reward from him".)So *you* my dear, received a BIG REWARD today! YAY!! I'm SO happy for you!!


Sherry said...

That is wonderful to have gotten so many pictures! I know the foster family will surely miss Ti but hopefully you can stay in touch through emails & letters:) That must have been such a great gift for you to open!!

R... said...

What a beautiful girl! She seems to full of personality! I hope it goes quickly for you!

Sarah said...

Wow, Cole. What a gift to have so many pictures and videos! These will be so important as she grows. My techie husband's advice is to make sure you make duplicate copies of her pictures and video files and have them stored in another location just in case something would happen to the originals.

amazing grace said...

what a blessing! I am so happy for you all and how wonderful that you received so many pictures! :)


Annie said...

Wow! What an awesome surprise. She is just cuter and cuter in each photo. Enjoy all 1,500 of your photos!