Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Like cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a distant land.*

It is with unbelievable joy, and I mean that - joy - to type these words.

We have a daughter. I took the call at 4:30 pm. I managed to figure out the conference call feature on my office phone, with jittery fingers. Larry, driving home got patched in. We heard the glorious words, "Congratulations to you both. You have a daughter."

Ella was born in Kunming, China on May 19, 2009. Our daughter was born on my birthday. And really, it doesn't get any more perfect than that.

We have no translated details yet. But you better believe those details will be coming at ya' as soon as we can get them to you.

Enjoy. Celebrate. Hug your babies, your spouses, your pets. We are over the moon. Speaking of which, it is a full one. Gotta love this girl's timing.

*Proverbs 25:25


  1. You are truely blessed. Congratulations from Chris, Elah and I. <3

  2. Congratulations! You have already shown Ella tremendous love. Be sure to enjoy every moment of the process, even if you are rightfully anxious for your hands to finally rest upon her, remember every single step and breath along the way is part of the labor of love. Enjoy the trip, the holidays, and one another much like you savor the day before you leave on a long journey in anticipation of your happiness together. Congratulations and love to you both!