Saturday, February 7, 2009

We're together!!!

Hannah Elisabeth
Born January 29, 2009
6 lbs. 8 oz.
Joined her "forever family" February 7, 2009 (9 days old)

O magnify the Lord with us and let us exalt his Name together! The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!

This morning at 10:05 we met our new little daughter Hannah Elisabeth! My heart nearly overflowed (and my eyes did) as I held her for the first time. And seeing Nathan and Abigail with her was absolutely precious. We spent the next two and a half hours (while holding Hannah of course!) visiting with the family who has cared for Hannah the past seven days and with the director of Angel Adoptions. Then we drove east to our hotel and have enjoyed the afternoon and evening together. Lots of details to share another time - time to attempt sleep!

Oh, we took lots of pictures on the camera and planned to share them, but my SD card doesn't fit into this laptop - and I failed to bring the USB converter - so these e-mailed from the cell phone will have to do for now.

Thank you to those of you who have prayed with us with us throughout this day as well as the days and months preceding!


Daniel & Keren Threlfall said...

I can hardly believe this has happened! O praise to God!! I can't wait to meet little Hannah! What a beautiful little girl!!! And I can't wait to see Abigail with her! :)


Bonnie said...

GramMee and Grandpa send our congratulations! We are praying for you. We are eager to meet little Hannah and see Abigail with her. Children are a precious gift from the Lord.

Daniel & Keren Threlfall said...

Sorry about all those exclamation points. I guess I was a little excited. :) Praying for you!

Jonny and Beka said...

She is so beautiful! I am so thankful to the Lord for His faithfulness to you during your adoption journey! Congratulations!

Brian and Lai said...

God is soooo good to give you your wonderful new daughter, Hannah Elisabeth (I just love the name - Auntie Lai Lai had to type it!). So, you've had your first full day together as a family. I get so teary-eyed when I think about you having her and my heart is full, just full of praise and wonder to our Eternal Heavenly Kind Father. We love you so very much - all FOUR of you - Nathan, Julia, Abigail, and baby Hannah!!!!!!!

bing said...

Praise the Lord for this little one for whom we have been praying. Can't wait to meet Hannah (When Lai told me over the phone, I thought she said "Jana.") Love you all!

Erika said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures! How precious! Praise the Lord for His perfect timing in His perfect plan! What a beautiful little girl--can't wait to hold her if it works out in March!!!! And hug you too!!! Now I need to go blow my nose--again!!!

Jenn said...

Erika Merkle sent me the link to your blog. I got all choked up looking at your pictures and remembering 10 months ago when we brought Ayla home. We serve a GREAT and MIGHTY God who put together families according to His plan and purpose! Praise Him.

Jenn Radford