Friday, May 6, 2011

More Treasured Photos and Info on our Sweet Mei Li!!!

Our Mei Li is Thriving!!!!

Tah-Dah!!!! You Gotta Love Me!!!!

We are counting our blessings at the White House!!! This time of waiting. . . going on 4 years, now since we began our HS and road to adoption. . . has been filled with so much time of "silence" and "unanswered questions". It began to feel, many times, as if we would never meet our daughter. . . like we were standing out in the middle of a barren desert with no road in sight and nothing but miles of nothingness around us as far as we could see. So, we just "stood". . . waiting for direction... for a road to appear... And, we stood there a long time. But, last September, our road finally appeared. We met our daughter for the first time through the pictures in her file. And, we began the next leg of our journey to her. There were still many unanswered questions. And, we, for many months, didn't have any more news or updates on our sweet girl. But, at least we knew our road. And, we kept putting one foot in front of the other to get to her.

Within the last month, we have "stumbled upon" this amazing Yahoo group of Shanghai families. And, through these families who are bonded together with one commonality. . . we all have children we are bringing home... or have brought home.... from Shanghai. And, most of our children are in the same orphanage and know one another. Through this beautiful group of families, a window to our daughter's world has opened. And, lovely pictures and "eye-witness" updates of her health and well-being are being given to us. I have to tell you, this is like manna from heaven.

Thank you, Mary Beth, for these recent pictures!!!!! And, thank you for telling us what you saw with your very own eyes about our daughter while you were in Shanghai last month!!!! She tells us that Mei Li is overflowing with personality, is incredibly happy, is playful and full of joy. . . and that she walks and runs and gets around beautifully!!! What wonderful news!!!!!

Without further delay. . .

No words. . . just look :)

I don't think she's full of mischief. . . do you??? ;)

Her shirt says it all!

Mei Li loves visitors!! She is "not" shy, I hear :)

Pure joy!!! And, never lacking for expression. . .

I wonder what she is thinking about here.

Mei Li and her friends :)

Mei Li with her classmates

That candy must taste good!!

Mei Li, practicing the air-horn. :)

Our precious little girl!!! Can't wait for you to come home!!

Thank you so much, Mary Beth!!! What treasures you have given us while we wait!!