Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Hot Brandon

Our adoption agency celebrated my hubby's birthday today by sending us some new pictures and updated information about Miss Emerson. After much debating and compromising, she has a name. Meet Emerson JingLong:

I cannot wait to kiss those squishy cheeks!

And from what I can see, she has more hair than the other three kids put together.

They also sent us a little bit more information that we had requested, like vaccine records (she's the only one of my children to have been vaccinated for Japanese encephalitis!) and updated development information. And she looks a bit solemn in the picture because the pediatrician had requested a picture of her with her mouth closed.

It's so hard to know that she is far away, and that we won't be able to get her for several more months. Some of you have asked, and the wait time until we travel involves several factors, and right now we are waiting for the first of two approval notices to come from USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration). We are expecting to wait about another month for this first approval, then we will immediately apply for the second approval that we need.

We miss you sweet Emerson, and we can't wait to meet you. Your brothers pray for you, they pray that you are safe and healthy, and that there is someone there who shows you that they love you. We pray that somehow you know that you are loved by your family who lives halfway around the world.

Just a few more months, sweet girl.


Adrienne said...

Awww...Emerson has her own label on the blog now!! :) So very, very excited for you guys! She is just beautiful.

The Driskells said...

Yeah for Emerson! And happy birthday to Brandon too!

Anonymous said...

You and your sweet blogs! I'm crying over here!

Anonymous said...

Who is Brandon??

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

She is so precious! I am excited for you!

Kristi said...

tears.....can't wait to celebrate Emerson's "gotcha day" much fun!!!