Thursday, January 20, 2011

A New American Citizen

I can't believe I forgot to post
our newest little American Citizen...
SJ has no idea what this paper proves
but she sure is proud that her picture is on it.

When I asked her who that was on the certificate,
she said, "Poor JingJing, she's crying".
This photo was taken the day of her physical in China...
completely scared of all that was going on
and not at all happy and secure yet.

Here she is now~
think she's happy and secure???
I definitely think so!!!
AND she's an American Citizen!!!

I want to thank every single person that is praying
for our sweet girl!!!
Thank you for all the kind and uplifting comments.
We are still waiting to get the call of when this will happen.
God already knows it all~
I'm trusting Him completely
and embracing every moment whole heartedly!!!

Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything,by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving present your requests to God.
And the peace of God,
which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
(Thank you Cathie for this scripture today!)


  1. oh my goodness. I love every adorable expression she is making. Still praying.

  2. Wow-what a difference in such a short time-it always amazes me! And what a relief it is when that paper finally comes.


  3. She is clearly happy and secure and that shows what a wonderful job you have done!!!! I'm amazed at the difference!!!!

  4. Yea for Jing! That certificate pic is halirious. What an experience those clinic days were, huh?

    She looks just beautiful now as a US citizen!

    Do you know that we have done NOTHING...nada in terms of paperwork since we have been home. Yikes!

    Have any tips for us?

  5. What a special day! Congrats SJ and family!

  6. Oh these photos are so precious! I can't believe it's the same child as the one above. :-)

  7. Clearly, she is a very happy little girl and SO comfy with her new home and family now! That first photo reminds me so much of Khloe ~ our photo of her is exactly the same! ;) They ARE different little girls now. PTL!!

    I haven't been commenting, but I am reading and PRAYING for your precious little Jing ...My heart aches for your mama heart and all that you have already been through. Praying for wisdom for the doctors, and that God will set his angels charge over her every single step of the way. She was fearfully and wonderfully made, and I trust Her Creator is covering her in His mighty hedge of protection. Hang in there and knwo you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless!! <><


  8. Caden's screaming in his picture, too. I'm sure he'll love that one day! :) It's amazing the transformation that takes place right before your very eyes as they settle into their new lives and families. Absolutely amazing.

  9. So awesome to have that! Your collage is really, really beautiful. Did you do something different to get the pictures to look that way or is it just your new camera? Wow.