Monday, November 29, 2010

It's Been Forever for 3 Months

In the adoptive world,
a child is adopted into their forever family.
Jing has had forever for 3 months now~
August 29th was her family day
and she has come a long way!!!
How can one child change so much
in such a short period of time???
Just look at that little girl in the blue dress,
scared to death of what was happening to her...
breaks my heart to pieces to look back on her
and imagine what she was thinking and feeling.
SO thankful we have 3 months behind us
and she is very well adjusted~ loving life.

~She wakes up with the biggest smile every morning~
always in a great mood!
~She's very quiet, calm, and takes it all in much of the time.
~She loves for me to hold her A LOT
and snuggles up in my lap whenever I sit down.
~Loves and plays so well with EK...
like they have known each other forever.
~ Speaks in complete sentences all the time
and knows exactly what she wants and needs.
~Sings lots of little songs and LOVES for me to read to her...
especially ones with rhythm.
~Adores her daddy and sisters...
gets so excited when they all come home each day.
~Loves to eat! brush her teeth! take her medicine!
play with her baby! dress up! take a bath!
~Wants to do most things "by myself!"
~Always says thank you, bless you, 'excusa' me, and I wuv you mommy.
~Loves her purse and has to have 'magic soap' (sanitizer) in it.
~Says "I mommy's helper" and wants to help with whatever I am doing:
empty dishwasher, fold clothes, dust...
~Ready for bed every night
and wants me to lie down with her until she falls asleep...

Life with her in it sure is sweet.
Seems as if she has always been in our family.
Feels like I have loved her forever~
in a way, I guess I always have.
God has blessed us BIG with our precious Jingy Baby!!!

Luke 9:48 NIV

Then he said to them, "Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all--he is the greatest."


  1. She looks so adorable. Congratulations on the first 3 months! It must all feel normal wonderful. We celebrate August 29th as Pearl's forever family day too!

  2. Hard to believe it's been 3 months already, you've all been through an awful lot in that time. Jing Jing looks great; it's amazing to see the change in her facial expression over the months!

  3. Love it. Thanks for the reminder about hitting three months. I need to do a similar post. JingJing is precious, and doing so well.

  4. It never ceases to amaze me what love and a family can do for a child. And think how much better she must feel with her heart repaired.

    The pictures you showed this week of SJ in the orphanage were so sad. Her whole demeanor has changed! She's a happy little jingle girl!

  5. She is one beautiful and happy little girl. I agree with many of the above comments, she's changed so much in the last 3 months. Jing Jing needed the love of a forever family. (yours!)

  6. Loved reading this post and about everything that Jing does and says. SO stinking sweet. I love all of her smiles, too! So thankful you have her!

  7. The neat this is that YOU have loved her for HER entire life!