Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WARNING: Cuteness overload!!!!

We had our Consulate Appointment this morning -
the last of our paperwork! 

Hagan and Griggs will now be official US Citizens when we touch 
ground in the US!!!

I had such a hard time at this appointment. 
My emotions won over and I broke down.
We are so blessed to be asked by God to be these boys 
We are blessed to have such beautiful children at home 
whom call us "Mom and Dad".

We are sooo blessed.

But I felt like I was leaving someone behind. 
I am leaving millions behind. 
Behind in cold orphanages, with know one 
to love them unconditionally.


After I pulled myself together (on the outside),
 we left the Consulate -
our group headed to Shamian Island. 

We ran a few errands and went to Lucy's for a familiar lunch.
It was so nice to be back on the island. 

The boys played their family matching game 
while we waited for our food. 
Hagan is getting really good at this game! 

Then I let Griggs out to run and try to get a few photos of him -
this boy can pose!  

Ohhhhh he was cracking me up! 

 Hagan was ready to join in on the fun!

Another a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e. poser! 

And tomorrow night... 

We're heading home!!!!

We are truly blessed!


connie said...

I so needed to see this post today! thank you for starting my day out with cuteness overload! So excited you're heading home soon! Love you!

Sherri said...

Yes you are, very BLESSED! The boys look so very happy and i'm so happy for you all.
Hugs from Florida

FullPlateMom said...

Your boys are precious!!! Congratulations!!!

FullPlateMom said...

Congratulations! Your boys are absolutely precious!!!

Katie Bordeaux said...

Hi! My name is Katie & I used to work with the ZhengZhou Children's Welfare Institute. I remember many of interactions with your sweet boy. He is such a sweetie. I have some pictures from a few summers ago of him if you would like them! My email is katie@ifmissions.org

Anonymous said...

Oh my, my, my, my, my. Are you kidding me?! How awesome can these boys be!! I mean, seriously... they are AWESOME!!! After your family all gets time to love on them, I want to give them a hug myself and just squish 'em with love! They do look squishable, adorable!
-Beka =)

Kelly said...

Can. not. stop smiling at your sweet sons! The joy they will bring to your family will be never ending, I am sure of it!

Liz said...

oh they are way too cute and those poses crack me up!!!!

I cried too when JD was done at the consulate as everyone starting clapping for him! It's such a journey and soon you'll be home and getting your new normal on and I can't wait to see all the kids together!!

Sarah said...

Oh Jodi. Griggs is darling, but my heart will forever belong to Hagan. He is just BEYOND gorgeous and I want to scoop him up and give him a giant hug every single time I lay eyes on him!!! You are so very blessed! I'm so glad you're part of our little LP family!

Kathy said...

Hahahaha! Loving all their poses and cuteness!
They are So precious!

Michelle said...

This is such an AMAZING journey! I can not get over the difference in their spirits from day one to now. These pics are incredible! They are C.U.T.I.E.S. Have a super safe trip home.

Anonymous said...

How in the world do those boys get cuter (and funnier!) every darn post! You are SO in trouble! ha ha!


And the pictures (and the shirts!) are fabulous!

Jennifer P said...

Cute and then some! They look so happy! Thanks for sharing that part about those left behind. It's hard, really hard.

Karla J said...

Your boys are just adorable! Our youngest daughter has achondroplasia-we have gotten to know so many wonderful people in the dwarfism community since her birth. Congratulations on the new additions to your family!


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