Monday, June 20, 2011

For This Child I Prayed~

1 Samuel 1:27
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of Him.

Sunday was a day we will never forget...
ShayleeJoy JingJing was dedicated to the Lord!
The Burgess family shared about their work @ university in China
and the love they poured on the people in Putian City SWI.

The morning began with two littles loving on their baba!!!
SJ's first Father's Day with her forever baba~

Our house was full of love this weekend and
we loved loving on the Burgess family
who was here to speak in our church
and be a part of JingJing's dedication service.

The service was perfect
with the Burgesses speaking, Jing's dedication,
and Josh singing J's song!

We were SO blessed to have family and friends
here to help us celebrate.
A friend with a Putian City son was here all the way from Nashville
and it was SO sweet to spend time getting closer and sharing~
Thank you Heather and Zion for driving so far
and for the precious frame you gave Jing!

Jing loved Ms. Sheryl reading her books~

Besides our two huge families,
we were surrounded by other adoptive families~
the moms and their babies...

The Brooks Family~

The Warwick Family~

We were also loved on by family~

and John Daniel~

This is such a sweet photo of Lydia and Jing.
Lydia loved on Jing when she was still in the orphanage~
she said she would run into the baby room,
scoop her out of the corner and take her outside
where she would sing and dance and pray for her~
Oh Lydia~ how I love you so!!!

Rosie and Sammy~

A cute set of twins~ LOL

After a day of amazing JOY,
it was time to say goodbyes and see you soons~
The sweet thing is we will see the Burgesses again
when we travel to get Will.
They live about 45 min away from where we will stay
so it will be the sweetest thing to be together again soon!

And the MOST bittersweet part of the day
was watching two cars with half my children go driving out of the drive~
Josh and Savannah headed home
and Amelia headed to college.

Scott and I had once again had a VERY emotional Sunday
similar to the one we had the day after the wedding~
change is so hard yet so necessary.
Wouldn't change a thing!!!
Because I am very blessed~

Psalm 45:11~
Let the King be enthralled by your beauty;
honor Him, for He is your Lord.


  1. Such beautiful family photos...Y'all are always so photogenic!

  2. SUCH a treat to listen to Josh sing!! Thanks for capturing that & sharing! Sometimes, days like that are so emotional and so filling that you have no way to feel afterwards but like something is missing when its over :( I can only imagine. Max is so cute! I cant wait to see him & Will playing together. I love Amelia & Amy's dresses - whoops :) Looks amazing on both of them. What a special day for ShayleeJoy and how sweet to see her with Lydia! Oh Happy Day!

    Love you!

  3. Oh, what a breathtaking family photo! Rejoicing and giving thanks with you!

  4. Love all the photos - what a blessing to have such sweet friends :)

    (Tia was looking at the post with me saying "those are MY two friends!)

    xo ellie

  5. Your family takes the most beautiful pictures and seem like they are always so willing to jump in front of the camera. LOVE it!

  6. All the pictures are so beautiful - thank you for sharing! We had a great weekend with all of your visitors - each day was so fun! They were all so sweet...we were glad to be there to see Jing get dedicated!!

  7. And we love all of you very very much!

  8. Congratulations on a big day! Josh has a beautiful voice; it was wonderful that he could add his talents to your celebration.