Monday, January 14, 2013

EvieClaire Day~

Was just as my mother heart had expected... she cried and cried terrified but God gave us Immeasurably More than we could have imagined! I am learning more and more about Immeasurably More... sometimes its Immeasurably More than I can do or take in... HE takes over. 
Today would be one such day. We waited with about 10 other families and watched 10 other families get their children. Evie had to travel about 2 hours and because of smog, the interstate was closed and they had to take the long way. We waited 2 long hours and finally put in our arms around noon.
Payne was a perfect boy the whole time. When they other babies cried, he tried to give them his toys... he did they same thing when his baby sister cried. :)
She came by van with three orphanage officials... she had been moved back to Hebi City SWI two months ago... poor baby.




 
Because they were so late getting there, we were rushed through the process but that was fine... she never stopped crying the whole time~
 Just kept staining to see the orphanage people~
 Family photo~
 Photo with the orphanage director and assistant~
 The lady by Scott was Evie's nanny and was really upset to leave her~
 Poor baby cried the whole way back to the hotel, all the way to the room, through her bath, and once clean... grabbed on to me and hasn't let go. We ordered in noodles for lunch...
 and now they are napping~
Two perfect angels in the arms of Mama and Baba~
 FOREVER! We are complete and homeward bound from this moment on.
Praise You Father for Everything Beautiful this day.
We give You all glory and honor for these two perfect gifts from above...
James 1:17~ Every good and perfect gift is from above. Amen 

 

49 comments:

  1. Oh what a sweetheart! Poor baby. She'll be smiling in no time.

    Congratulations.

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  2. Oh sweet baby girl... Praying for His peace that passes understanding.
    And even with the tears, a beautiful post on the start of your forever together...

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  3. Scott and Sharon, CONGRATS!!!
    Evie is PRECIOUS!!!! Praying she is doing better after her nap. There will be a HUGE SMILE soon!! She will understand the "LOVE" of her Baba and Mama!!

    Blessings sweet friend!
    Love. Lori

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  4. Congratulations! She is beautiful!

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  5. How precious!!! Praying for a goodnight and great days to follow!!!

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  6. It's so hard, I know. Ally cried so hard for so long. Sweet big boy Payne! Wonder how much he understands and what he must think of all this! Hoping for a sleepy, peaceful nights sleep for all.

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  7. What an emotional time for all of you! But you are so right - you all are homeward bound in God's love from that moment on! Praying here for smoother days ahead and for Evie Claire's heart to heal from her grieving.

    Hugs from Indiana
    janet and gang

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  8. Oh, how that hurts my heart. Such a sweet little face. So much transition in her little life. We'll pray that God gives her His peace. Blessings to you as you transition.

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  9. Bless her sweet little heart! Evie is absolutely adorable and she looks sooo much smaller than her initial pictures looked. I, too, wonder what Payne thinks and knows! He will no doubt be a huge blessing this week.

    Enjoy the rest of your time in China. Hoping and praying for a smooth transition this week with your sweet baby girl! You are one blessed mama!

    P.S. I love, love, love her hair!

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  10. Sweet baby!! Praying for her heart!
    Love you,
    Lyn

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  11. So sweet! She looks so tiny! Payne really looks like a big boy next to her! She will be a Momma's girl!! God Bless...

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  12. She is a beauty! Bless her sweet heart. Praying for you all.

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  13. praying for her sweet heart to heal and trust her mommy and daddy.Payne already looks like he is an awesome big brother!!!!

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  14. Oh Scott and Sharon she is BEAUTIFUL!! and such a PRECIOUS SWEET soul!! You are such an intuitive mother, you could see the heartache in her little eyes to come. She has the love of her Father, Baba, Mama, and a SWEET brother to hold her this week:)as well as many prayers....that smile will shine soon!!!!:)Blessings and Love!!

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  15. Awww sweet baby girl. I hate they moved her two month ago, now another huge change inher life. Payne looks like he is taking charge already. So happy to see them with you together at last! Bet you are glad you didn't split these two up in two seperated trips about now ;)

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  16. Sharon, I could hardly wait to wake up and see her! Tears of joy friend!!! Oh happy day for your sweet family. Love you and I'm praising God for His goodness.

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  17. So happy that you finally have her, and praying that her heart begins to heal and to trust. We will continue to lift you all up in prayer!

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  18. It's such a traumatic yet wonderful day, isn't it. I remember telling Joshua even though he couldn't understand me...I promise it will get better from here! I also kept reminding myself, grieving and fear of strangers is good.

    That is the same room we got Joshua in! It was a tad overwhelming with all the people and noise...and the wait watching out those doors!

    Praying for EC's transition! Love ,love, love that Payne tried t soothe her...precious. Part of that Immeasurably More, I believe!

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  19. such a sweet baby girl! Blessings and love as she begins to let you into her heart.
    What a lovely little boy Payne is to be comforting his baby sister.
    God bless your family!

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  20. blessings to you, PRAYING for y'all! Our Jolie cried like that too.

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  21. Tears of joy! Praying specifically for peace in EC's heart. It is such a frightening time for them. Praying for calm and peace for sweet Payne too as he is still adjusting and probably unsure of all that is happening to him. Praying for you and Scott that you will find strength through the grieving process and always see the "Immeasurably More". So excited for you. EC is such a little peanut!!!

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  22. WOW!!! Baby girl had a rough day huh?? I'm sure it was difficult to watch her cry for so long, but what a blessing to know that you are her Mommy and Daddy forever. Happy to see that she has begun to lean on her Mommy now.

    Praying for God to guide all of you and comfort little Evie as she grieves. Looks like she's got a great big brother looking out for her and trying to help her already. ;) The picture of you holding her with Payne still looking concerned is so precious!

    Hope that after a good night's rest you will have a great full day with your TWO precious new kiddos!

    Lots of prayers going out for you today! :)

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  23. It is a rainy dreary Monday morning here in North Atlanta....and I think this just blasted sunshine all over me here. I can't even imagine the joy your hearts are feeling right now. Seeing these two together and knowing the loving life that is waiting for them and the other brothers and sisters that are eagerly waiting for them at home...makes my heart explode! This is way better than sunshine!!!

    Love and prayers for you all!
    Tara

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  24. Poor baby. I can't wait to see her smiles soon! Remembering back to somber SJ photos and now look at her! Sweet Payne! Such a big brother already. I can tell he is a nuturer and protector. Bless you and love you!

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  25. Praise the Lord! She is beautiful! I am sure having Payne will help with her transition. He will tell her how wonderful their new parents are and she will come around. What a big day for your family! God Bless!
    Courtney

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  26. She's perfect! Olivia said "look, she's crying hard like I did." That is gut wrenching to know they are so hurt and scared. Payne's arm around you when you are holding her is PRECIOUS!!!!

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  27. My favorite picture is the one with Evie in your arms and Payne's arm around his mama's shoulder. What a sweet boy you have!!! Praying for dear little EC to find peace in her mama's arm.

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  28. This is so exciting!!! I love all the photos!! They both are precious!!! Praying

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  29. Tears...again. My heart just hurts for her. I know how blessed all of you are. I love Payne's arm on yours. Oh my goodness. That is just precious! Praying for peace and smooth journeys.

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  30. Reading this post I had tears streaming down my face seeing Evie's tears and your loving heart! Such a wonderful big brother Payne looks to be w/ his arm around his mama and mei mei, how amazing! Praying that it is all gets easier each day from Zhengzhou to home. Bless her little heart, Evie is beautiful crying or asleep. HUGS to you all.

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  31. So glad to see you all together!! Payne is just too cute in the pictures, as you can tell he is just concerned about his little sister! Evie is too cute and I pray that her transitition continues to get easier - what love can do!!!

    Blessings to you and your Forever, FOREVER Family!!

    Ashley

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  32. Oh my, what a beautiful tapestry God has weaved together. Your family is just beautiful. Praying for Evie Claire's grieving heart. It will get better baby girl....God has not and will not EVER leave your side.

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  33. Oh Sharon! She is just beautiful...so precious!!! I love how her big brother comforts her...what a special bond they will have! Continuing to pray for Immeasurably More as you prepare to head home...and Immeasurably More as God unites you all as one big shinning family!!! Praying for Jesus' Peace to cover - He Himself is Evie's peace! ;) Jen

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  34. Amelia shared your exciting journey with Phi Mu and my Lauren shared it with me. What a wonderful forever story that is unfolding for you! Know you are being covered in prayer as you bring your babies home to their forever family! God's blessings-- Rebekah Mitchell

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  35. I just wanted to tell you that I am thankful to have been able to follow you on your journey to get these two precious babies! I know it wasn't easy when Evie reacted the way she did, but I am thankful to have seen two such different Forever Day experiences. I don't know much about adoption or the process yet, but I feel like God will lead us there in the future. It is good to see the good and the bad, the easy and the tough - see two different sides. I have been blessed and learned so much from reading your stories. May God bless you all as you journey home! :)

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  36. Overjoyed for you and that Evie Claire is finally with her forever Mama and Baba! She absolutely does look like a perfect angel sleeping there! Know God is already working on her heart! Blessings!

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  37. I was so excited to open my e-mail this morning because I knew there would be a post about EvieClaire day! I'm so thankful she is finally in your arms now! But it was so sad to see her little face crying and upset! Poor baby! I'm hoping and praying that things will be a little better after a good nap?! And I'm also praying that God would comfort her right now like only HE can and comfort you guys as well. You're an expert at this but I'm sure it still hurts just the same! What a sweet big brother Payne was!!!!

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  38. So wonderful that she is finally with her mama and baba.It is so heart breaking to see her crying but in due time, those moments will be a memory and she'll know how truly loved she is!

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  39. So amazing! She is such a little doll! Praying for you all and for the transition...she'll be smiling in no time.

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  40. sharon....i'm so thankful that you've done this 3 other times...you know that her tears will be replaced with joy one day soon. praying for evi claire and payne curtis to bond to their mommy....knowing God has went before you.

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  41. How sweet! It looks like Payne has already taken his big brother roll. What precious photos. Praying for your precious Evie Clare. Aren't they the bravest little souls? You are so blessed!!

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  42. Poor sweet baby! Praying for her little heart. What a great big brother PC is already! Saw the snack cup in one of the pictures, which reminded me to add them to my growing list. :-) ~ Jackie

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  43. She is just beautiful. Poor little precious. The transition is so hard. Payne and Evie are just darling. They will love all the littles and bigs at home too. Enjoy the rest of your trip. Hugs from Alaska.

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  44. To watch this is painstaking. To watch this is humbling. To watch this is amazing that we have ever been able to adopt into our hearts and family a precious soul who truly needs a home like we see here! I am so thankful that you shared your daughter's heart breaking display of what is real and raw and what we all think we feel.......but nothing expresses it better than the sight of a child of God showing her true fears and feelings of the unknown! I know in my heart that this family will provide for her and above all- give her comfort in knowing she is loved beyond imagination.

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  45. Oh congratulations they are both PRECIOUS beyond words! Praying that the tears will lighten. How wonderful that she is clinging to you--step 1. I know you've gone through this before 3 times ... but perhaps it just never could get easier could it? Best Wishes on smiles in the near future and a wonderful rest of your trip!--Hugs, Valerie

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  46. Love seeing both of these precious children in your arms. Looks like Payne is taking all of this in stride and prayers for sweet EC's adjustment. Reminds me so much of our little Wynne on our gotcha day. Praying God's peace for her little tender heart....so many changes for her!

    Many prayers! Jenny
    calcrew.wordpress.com

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