Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Introducing the newest member of our family...

Our Pre-Approval arrived by email today on Sept 29, but the actual Chinese document was dated Sept. 25. I have been stalking the email all week, every day, every hour...I had all my prayer warrior friends and family members praying that it would come. Karl is off this week, and I was cleaning the house when I heard him call me to come there...he had opened THE EMAIL....with our preapproval... it was in Chinese and everything...(there was a translation though, so I know it said we were pre approved).

Here's our little girl. She is 15 months old. She has cleft lip/palette. She is beautiful and she is ours. Yes, we are about to be parents for the 4th time, and no we are not crazy...we can't wait!

We decided to name her Jolie Elise! Name meanings are very important to us. We chose Jolie, because Karl's mom's middle name was Jo and my mom's middle name is Jo. Jolie means pretty, and Elise means God's promise. We think her name fits her perfectly because she is just beautiful and she is God's promise. We will also keep her Chinese name as part of her middle name. Her Chinese name means Hope that she will be quiet, beautiful, and knowledgeable in the future. Her name definitely has a good meaning...Just like all our other kids' names....

Today when the email came in, my Shek walked into the room and said, "Did we get it (PA)?" When we told him that we had received it, he said,  YES!!! with a pump of the arm! Then later he said will you bring me back something from China? I said Yes, a sister...he said can you bring me back a little something else too? I said sure thing! 

 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. James 1:27

雅 各 書 1:27 (Chinese Union Version (Traditional)

 27 在 神 我 們 的 父 面 前 , 那 清 潔 沒 有 玷 污 的 虔 誠 , 就 是 看 顧 在 患 難 中 的 孤 兒 寡 婦 , 並 且 保 守 自 己 不 沾 染 世 俗 。


  1. WOO HOO!!!! SHE IS YOURS! You guys must be feeling so awesome right now. Enjoy every minute. Write down either here or somewhere in a journal what it means to you guys and then when Jolie is older, she will cherish the love you had for her even before you knew her! :)

  2. She is definately Jolie... what is her Chinese name? So great that you are keeping it too. We are very proud for you and your family what a joy and blessing she will bring to your lives. You now belong to her forever!


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