Sunday, September 9, 2012

Four Years Old

Today is Naya's 4th birthday.
And even if she's not celebrating today, her mama is, half way around the world.

I don't know if she'll like chocolate or vanilla, or what she would have wanted for a present. I bought her an adorable stuffed lamb that I am going to bring to her on the day that I meet her.

This will be her last birthday without a family, forever. I'm growing more and more excited about our life together, and I can't wait to have her here. XOX

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

It's a Girl!

PA = Pre-Approval, which means I found and have been matched with my daughter!!

I'm so excited to be able to share this with you all who have literally become a key part of this journey with your prayers, love & support.

As soon as I saw this little angel's face I had that gut feeling I'd been waiting for, just hoping I would know my daughter when I saw her, and I did.  So here is soon to be Naya Rose ShiMan Barnes!!

She will be four years old September 9th. 

My dossier (huge pack of papers I've been gathering over the last 10 months) was sent to China on friday, so now I wait for China's green light to take the last couple steps in this process.  Normally it should be 5-7 months till I travel to China to get her.  But I'm praying for 4, home by Christmas!!

God has so clearly prompted and guided me through all of this, it's such a blessing to believe that He has brought our lives together and will continue to work in them.