"Growing in Cuteness and Love"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It is finally here!!!

Hard to believe a year and a half ago we started this journey to add a new little girl into our family and it is finally here.  We are about to experience an amazing adventure in a beautiful country...the birth country of our two precious daughters.  As we prepared the house tonight, we did it with the anticipation that when we come home Anya will be in the house, in the toys, at the table and in her room.  How amazing and exciting that will be.  Although we have been waiting with happy anticipation, it will be a bigger struggle for her to leave her foster family and special friend who she is so very attached to.  Anya has already experienced so many changes and challenges in her little life and it may take some time for her to know that this is it...she will have us every hour of every day of every year.  She is bound to teach us all many things and that is why she has been chosen to join our family.

Well, the bags are packed (again and again and again) and they have been weighed in and out...and the extra pounds do not seem to be going away.  I think we are at the point that a few fines for many overweight bags every time we fly will be the way it is.  It will be so worth it bringing many special things along.  We leave early in the morning and arrive in Hong Kong in the middle of the afternoon China time (just in time for us to get some sleep).  We will be thinking of you all back home and will keep our blog updated whenever we can.  

Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support and prayers for our new daughter Anya and her foster family and special friend who are such amazing people.  
Signing off from Canada and including a last photo of the BAGS!! 
Lisa and family


  1. Have a safe trip! Can't wait to see Anya in your arms and read all about your journey!

  2. We were all thinking of you at Kerr Street Mission this morning.
    Wondering what fantastic adventure you are on in Hong Kong right now. Can't wait to hear the next update from China!
    Miranda & Family