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Happy 3 Month Gotcha Day Mollie!!!

It was 3 months ago today….at 9:30 a.m. when we walked into the Taiyuan City Civil Affairs office.

I was so nervous and scared. Almost 2 years had past since we started on this journey. We had looked at her picture for over 7 months and this day we would meet her face to face.

I saw her first through the window, she was already there. She was sitting perfectly still on a chair in the lobby, a sucker clenched tight in one hand.

I told my family, “she’s here” and started to cry.

When we walked in and she saw us, it was heartbreaking. She “knew” what was happening and she started to cry.

Jeremy and I tried everything to comfort her, but nothing helped.

Nothing would help for several days until Kennedy pulled out the iPod. CamWow became our best friend on that day.

She started opening up and not grieving quite as hard.

When you look at her today, you can’t even imagine she is the same girl she was 3 months ago.

She still has her moments of grief, but they are short and infrequent.

Happy 3 Month Gotcha Day Mollie!!! We love you and are so blessed God called you to be ours!! 🙂

Way to go Kennedy!!!

I’m going to be a super proud parent and post a video of Kennedy playing the piano for the Jr. High Choir Fall concert.

I’ll apologize in advance for the “shakiness”!!  I was trying to wrangle a toddler and hold the phone up so you could see over the crazy bar!!!

Also, you’ll hear in the video Mollie whisper “Jia Jia” and you’ll hear me shush her!!!

It was a great night and I could not be more proud of my daughter!!

Way to go Kennedy!!

Want a happy video?!! :)

I know, it’s been forever since I’ve posted!!!

I’m sorry!!!

Please forgive me!

My new saying is, “I’m a new mom, cut me some slack”!!

Mollie is doing so very well!!!

Preschool is going well….yay!

Church is going well, she is enjoying her Sunday School class and nursery buddies….yay!!

And guess whose she has decided isn’t so bad after all….Baba!!

So, all in all, I believe that God is answering prayers!!

She really is about the cutest thing that has ever come out of Ch*na!!

I’m going to let this video prove that!!