Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Kara Da Xin Update

Just moments after I published the last post, I received an email from our agency with an update on Da Xin and one photo. It brought me to tears. BIG HAPPY TEARS!!! Thank you God for preparing Da Xin's heart for this adoption!!

Da Xin quickly adjusted from holiday break to the busy school when the new term started. She studies hard, listen to the teachers, finishes the homework on time and she has very good grades. At school, she helps others. At home, she helps foster parents with some light house work. Now, she not only can cook rice, noodles, make soy milk but also making stir fry dishes. When she received her adoptive family’s packet she was very excited! And she opened and read the letter, immediately she said “I can not wait to meet my Mama, Papa.” She replied the letter right away. In the letter, she addressed her wish to meet her new family and come home. She wore the new cloth that her parents sent, and shared the family pictures with her teacher, classmates and her friends. She said to everyone “I have Papa and Mama, I have a home now!” She is turning 11 in two months. She sleeps and eats well, she has her schedule and she is healthy.

Did I mention big ol' happy tears?!?

Da Xin's new measurements still show her to be Leila's height and weight. And we received one new photo of her (soon to post on Da Xin's private blog). And I'm so excited that it sounds like she has a letter in the mail on its way to us. Hallelujah!!


Faye said...

I have big ole happy tears in my eyes for you. That is spectacular news. She has no idea how really awesome her mama and papa are. And her mei mei Leila and her mei mei Mia. Godspeed to China to get your sweetie.


mommy24treasures said...

SO glad you got an update and good news.

Love the pics below looks like you had such a fun trip!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blessing!!! I am tingling all over for you guys!!!

With Joy, Ashley

Felicia said...

Oh, I have big ole' tears too! God is good!

Mandi said...


SO happy for your good news today. It's amazing what a few words and a picture can do to our hearts.


Stacy said...

Just reading this brought tears to my eyes. She's so ready to meet you and Nolan and be a family! SOOO happy for you! Such a great thing to know she's super excited about meeting her new family!

Missy said...

Oh Michelle!
This is THE best news ever! Isn't it amazing how God is already preparing her little heart for her new family? I am sooo excited for you all! Da Xin sounds like such a good girl!!! HUGS!

Marla said...

What awesome news!! It's good that she's being so well-prepared for her adoption, that made a HUGE difference when we adopted Jacey (who was almost 6 at the time). Can't wait to hear about the letter she wrote you!

Donna said...

I'm choked up. That is so lovely!

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Jen said...

Oh Michelle!!! I, too, have big tears in my eyes!! To hear a child proclaim that "they have a family and a home" is truly amazing. But to hear those words from an orphan child.....well, that is a BLESSING!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to see her picture!!

day by day said...

Oh, Michelle! That update brings tears to my eyes. How sweet!!!!

Mandey said...

I'm crying with you! I pray things go smoothly and quickly so you can go to China bring her home.

Holly said...

Dear Michelle,
We have never met, but I found your blog through Ohilda's. We share a common love for the children of the world who need Mommies and Daddies! We have three children, our youngest is from China and we were a temporary placement for an older child from an African country that we had hoped to adopt but God had other plans! I am just amazed at how the Lord has orchestrated your adoption journey. Of course I shouldn't be because He IS God and His love for His children is unending! We have experienced much joy and also many sorrows on our adoption journeys, but ALWAYS always ALWAYS...obeying the Lord's call is worth it.
May all who read your story see His love.
Holly M.

Joe and Jane said...

It truly couldn't be more fabulous news! I'm thrilled that her heart is so welcoming.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh Michelle, I am so HAPPY for you!! What a sweet letter and wonderful news. I can't wait to see her new pic....I am heading over to the other blog now!

Big Hugs,


Sarah said...

She sounds like such a great girl! I'm so glad to hear your news. What a great update.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Wonderful!!!! Really, really wonderful!!!!!

Lori Lynn said...

That is so wonderful to read about her feelings of gaining a forever family. How totally amazing!

Stacy said...

Praise God. Now THAT brings big ol' tears to my eyes. God is so good!

Stacy said...

Ok, just read it aloud to hubby. He has big tears now too:)

Julia said...

Oh my goodness Michelle, about the telling her classmates she has a home now the tears started welling up. What a special daughter you have, I know you want now more than ever to get on a plane and get her home NOW!

Leslie said...

How exciting Michelle.
She seems like she is a joy of a child, and a true blessing for your family. I'm so glad you followed God's plan for your family. I can't wait for you to travel to bring Da Xin home.

Crystal said...

Da Xin seems to be such a sweet girl! That letter brought tears to my eyes as well. She is lucky to have you as her Mama and Papa.
Great job with the room! It's gorgeous! Have you ever posted Mia and Leila's? I would love to see what they look like after seeing how artistic you are and what a great job you did on Da Xin's!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful gift! It brought me to tears.


ellie said...

what amazing news! Da Xin sounds like a precious girl. My daughter (she'll be 11 May 6th - this is an awesome age!) loves Da Xin's room - especially the colors and big flowers! I'm sure Da Xin is going to love love love being home with her new family!

Anonymous said...


I could not hold back my tears on joy when this is the post that comes up when I stop by to say hello.

Amazing what love can do!!!!

What a blessing this is for y'all, for her and for all of us getting to witness it. Oh how I wish we lived closer for I would drive over just to give you a big ole hug!!!

Much love and SO MANY WELL WISH

Norah said...

What a great update!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amie@WildOlive said...

Oh My Word! BAWLING MY EYES OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For real... my word this is AWESOME! This MADE.MY.DAY! I can just picture her sharing the pictures and telling her friends at school about her new Mama and Papa! Michelle.. thank you dear friend for sharing this with us. I cannot tell you how BIG this made my heart smile! Cause there just isn't a word to describe it, its that BIG!

Happy Happy Happy Heart Smile Day!!!

Lots of Love~
who CANNOT stop smiling! CANNOT wait to meet her!

Heather said...

Oh Michelle!!! This is simply God's richest blessing!! I am so happy that Da Xin is excited and such a lovely young lady. This post made my day!

Love to you friend

Small Stones said...

I just found your blog through the "we picture this" blog. I am SO HAPPY to hear of your upcoming adoption! My parents adopted my little sister from China when she was 13! It is a..."different" experience adopting older children!!! And a VERY good one, I might add!

I know this might be out of place, but if you have questions that I could maybe help with, please feel free to ask! I know we have never met or anything, but I am so excited to hear about another family adopting an older child, and I remember the questions and concerns and EXCITEMENTS we had, and I wish we would have known someone who had adopted an older child to talk to. (Also, I have lived in China for about a year and a half and know Chinese, so if you have any language questions...LOL! Seriously though!)

Anyway, I am really excited about your family and will be praying for you all!


DiJo said...

What a BLESSING!!!!! God is so faithful!!!! What a precious gift for you and your family! I hope you will all be together very soon!!!!

~Diana (Mamarazzi)

Rebecca said...

Oh my word Michelle. I cannot BELIEVE how amazing this is!!!! I am crying too... what a gift. You must be so overjoyed to know that she is thrilled to come home and meet her new family!!!!

So, so happy for you all.