Sunday, August 29, 2010

ShayleeJoy Day!!!

EK and I got a pic before going to meet SJ.
All day she had not been very happy about getting SJ
and finally when she figured out we were not going
to the orphanage, she was SO excited!
Poor thing... wish I had known she was worried about that.

Our guide came to the room to get us.
She said SJ was very upset because she tried to talk to her.
She was sitting in a chair when we walked in
and the minute they started telling her who we were,
she began crying and crying and crying.
One of the things we have to do is get a family picture
but she was crying so much it was hard to get it.

The orphanage staff~ the dr gave us a duffel of special
things for SJ to keep.
SJ was still crying.

It was not until the staff left and we walked out of that room
that she began a little whimper.
We were able to get that family pic out in the hall
and we were off to the room.
She sat in my lap for a very long time
and then got down to play with EK!!!

I can't even tell you how well EK has done...
really beyond our greatest prayer.
She is the BEST big sister ever.
She said we sure have a cute baby mama and
I'm so glad we get to keep her forever!!!
She has shared her toys and her parents...
she allowed me to get SJ to sleep
even when I know she wanted me to hold her.

The only way to sum this day up is just say:
He ordained this day that would be
Forever ShayleeJoy JingJing Day!!!
We are so in love and awe of this very beautiful miracle.
We are so very blessed to be the mom and dad
to THE most beautiful FIVE daughters in the world!
And as I always say...
Thank You Jesus!!!

More pics coming...
it will only me load five to a post.
keep the comments coming~
they mean the world to our family
and we have cherished EVERY one!!!
God bless you all!!! :)


  1. What a beautiful day in deed. Praise Jesus for the blessings he bestows on all of us. What a beautiful day to cherish.

  2. Sharon and family,
    I am so enjoying watching your journey (again) to get your sweet daughter! It brings back so many memories of when you got EK and all of Duncan Creek was watching with excitement!!! Congratulations to all of you.
    Beth McDowell

  3. Congratulations!! She is sooo beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

  4. Congratulations! Wishing wonderful things for all of you.

  5. Thanking God along with you for the easing of EK and SJ's hearts and you spend time together! So proud of EK!

    Oh! And she is totally an Ankerich girl with her bow!! Love it!

  6. Amazing! Congratulations! She is so beautiful and precious- I am so glad she is finally with her forever family!

  7. Oh my Goodness!!! God is so good!! Shaylee is an angel. So so cute. Happy forever family day!

  8. Of course she knows how to use the remote and cell phone! What kind of modern girl doesn't? She will fit in just fine and make a place for herself! I wish for EK and SJ to be best buds - just like we watched the same miracle happen in our house! Does she seem tiny? So, is she chattering in Chinese? Does she look at EK like she should understand her? Alaina would get frustrated with us when we didn't understand and she would turn to Ally and babble on and on! So I see that you will need to work on SJ's tan -- EK has a little advantage there!

  9. Love that EK & SJ are bonding so well well. Seems like big sisters help the transition for the littler ones. :)

  10. What great news! I'm so thankful both girls are doing so well! yes, an answer to prayer! We went to PF Changs for lunch and guess what our servers name was? SHAY! how funny is that? I've never met another Shay before :) it was an angel kiss.

    We are all thinking of you and I have to tell you both Matt and Bella independently woke up and asked me if today was the day and could they see the photos?! We are all so excited for you - Congrats Ankerich family!!!!

  11. Mrs. Sharon this is so wonderful! I know that your family has been waiting for this day for such a long time and it was well worth the wait to see your beautiful SJ! I am praying for you an your family as you begin to embark on this new adventure. :)

    " How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..." 1 John 3:1


  12. Lindy wore that dress to church last Sunday! Maybe she knew it would be the special dress SJ and EK would wear a week later...

    In bible class this summer we've been talking about God and how he wants for us to see him. Over and over I've heard this verse from Zephaniah 3:17.

    The LORD your God is with you,
    he is mighty to save.
    He will take great delight in you,
    he will quiet you with his love,
    he will rejoice over you with singing."

    Today I am so excited to see how the Lord has taken great delight in your family by choosing SJ for your family and your family for SJ.


  13. Cheers to EK for being such a wonderful big sister! Adjustments like this are rarely easy and it's nice to see how fantastic she doing. We too, were lucky when we adopted our second, that the first daughter really enjoyed her new sister. As long as she feels secure in her place in your family, EK will have little to worry about as she welcomes her new baby sister.

  14. We are in awe of what God has done. I stood in church this morning thinking that you were asleep in China probably holding her in your arms. I started to cry for you it was so overwhelming. I am so incredibly thankful that we love a God who works miracles for children like SJ! Love to you all!

  15. Congratulations! SJ is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I love how sweet Ek is being with her. Lots of prayers for you all.


  16. Oh Wow!! I am SO reliving our moments with Khloe through catching up on your travels thus far. We had Isabel as our guide in Fuzhou, too. We LOVED her and wish we were able to keep in touch so she could see how well Khloe is doing. We didn't get to spend much time with her, as it rained everytime we tried, and Breanna was sick much of our time there. It's hard to believe we there there just 3 months ago. Seems longer in many ways.

    Love reading all about your transition and seeing your little girls in all their adorable matching outfits and bows... so SO precious! Will be praying for the rest of your travels, but it looks like things are going SO well and the grieving is good. PTL for that... GOD Is SO GOOD!! <><

    Blessings and Hugs,
    ~ Tanya (and Khloe!!)