|Ready to hear about my last few weeks?|
November 21st brought us to the ten week mark. Lucy Kim has been HOME for ten weeks already! In looking back over the past month since I last updated about Lucy specifically, we've experienced many "first"s, and have become increasingly more comfortable with daily routine and habits. It's also been a month of reflection and thanksgiving!
|Completed application mailed 11-2-2012|
And on my birthday, November 27th, we mailed our completed contract and first set of related fees. Last November we were only starting the process, we had no idea where our little girl was waiting in China, how old she was or when we we might first see her. But it's so beautiful to me that GOD knew all of that and was going to disclose it to us within the year. We needed to walk in faith, with our hands holding His, trusting Him for guidance, direction and wisdom for each step of the journey.....
|Log Cabin Road Covered Bridge|
|Pop Pop grew some pretty mums here....|
|Can you see the ladybugs on my dress?|
|"Yellow Lucy", the flowers are YELLOW!|
Before we traveled to China, we made a trip to one of our local Asian grocery stores to purchase some Chinese foods. It was time to go back and "restock" on some of our Chinese cuisine. Our first trip there was fun and educational and crazy enough made me feel somehow more connected to our daughter-to-be. It aroused many of our senses especially the sense of smell! This return trip, I had our Asian princess with us and her big brother, Karter. Walking into the market and smelling those same smells and seeing all of the different Asian delicacies, it immediately triggered memories of being in China just two months ago. I had to wonder what was going through my little one's head?! Did those smells, sounds and seeing others who looked similar to her make her a bit homesick for China?
|Fresh fish on Fridays!|
|Oh wow - the familiar smells of my homeland!|
|Mama got us roasted seaweed!|
|Waiting for the eye doctor with Kaden|
Re-telling Mama which stops we'll be making today!
|"Dr. Scott" - Lucy loves her chiropractor!!|
|Three youngest Zimmermans|
These fun events, bring us to about the middle of the month! We have a few more fun experiences (and maybe a video clip or two too?) to share with you soon. Part two coming soon.......