Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What a Day!

What an amazing day we had today!  We got to spend most of the day loving on some adorable Bamboo Babies.  I was also able to meet Gracie's foster mother!  It was so exciting to be able to meet her and see where Gracie spent her first years.  She was so excited to ask me about Gracie and see new pictures.

Here are some pics from the day:

This is Gracie's foster mother.  We saw each other and met before Di was ready with the camera :). She was absolutely precious!

She's looking at the book of Gracie I had printed.
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Di made a special connection with this cutie :)
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Ms. Meng sang the song "I Love China" for us...so sweet!
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Our Changsha Bamboo babies and their foster mothers.
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So cute!
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This is in front of Gracie's foster home.  Her foster mom was quite the hostess and was so happy to have us there.  She said Gracie's favorite thing to do was to sing and dance...go figure!


She is showing me a photo album filled with all of her foster children.  Gracie was her 8th!!!  And she presently has another of our baboo babies...amazing!

It was a precious day that we will never ever forget.  Tomorrow promises to be another emotional day filled with precious children and answered questions.  I cannot wait!


Linda said...

Wow! You met her! So happy you got to share the joys of Gracie Joy!

snekcip said...

Oh I just know she LOVED seeing GRACIE JOY in all her SPLENDOR!! OMG!! Could those Bamboo Babies get anymore adorable!!!!

Sounds like the trip is going along wonderfully.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

That is so special that you were able to meet her and give her a book of photos! I can't imagine how incredible that was for her. And you!

Also, where did you get those super adorable ruffle bottom pants? I love them!


JulieM said...

What an amazing day captured through the lens but I am sure forever etched on your heart! Amazing that you were able to spend time with Gracie's foster mom. What a joy to watch this trip unfold from afar. Can't wait to see what else God has in store for the days ahead.

Kelly said...

What an amazing opportunity to meet Gracie's foster mama and see where she lived while waiting for you!!! Blessings abound!!!

Karlie said...

love it. gracie's foster mom looks so happy and bubbly. So glad you had that special time with her.

Leggio said...

AWESOME!!!!!! they are just so precious!!!!!! So happy you have so much of Gracie's story for her and to know that she was loved while in China. Just AMAZING!!!!!!

Shay Ankerich said...

What a blessing you all are sharing! Such a sweet piece of Gracie's story!!! LOVE it! Keep sharing~ love you all! Shay

Lauren McGowan said...

The fourth photo is absolutely my favorite!!!! Beauty abounds!

Lori said...

SO Amazing you were able to spend time Gracie's foster mom and share all the pictures of how much JOY she has brought to your lives!! How Wonderful it will be to share these pictures of her foster mom with her!!
Loving every single moment of your journey unfold! Cannot wait to see what God has in store for the rest of this amazing journey!!
Precious pictures of all the babies!!


katrina said...

What a great story that you will be able to share with Gracie. What a blessing

likeschocolate said...

What a wonderful opportunity! Such a gift! On top of all the adorable children. So so sweet!

Lindy D. said...

I love the candid picture of you meeting Gracie's foster mother. What a joyful smile she has! You look so cute in your outfit... love the pants, big flower, and green scarf with blue trim. No wonder the monks are drawn to you!

3 Peanuts said...

What a beautiful JOY filled post Jen!!! I am so happy y'all are having such a wonderful trip. How blessed you and Di are you be able to visit with the foster Mothers. So many of us wish we knew how to do the same. You look darling too. I have those pants too (and it looks like maybe you are wearing the bracelet I gave you for your 40th). Made me feel like a part of me went with you to China! I look forward to the next post!

Kristi said...

What a special day!

It makes me want a third little one.

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