Monday, June 25, 2007

After over 2 years of "paper pregnancy"...

I am once again an aunt!! Josh (Jon's brother) and Amy are in China right now, picking up their daughter. They went to the orphanage earlier today (2am OUR time) and met their little Emma Mei! I am so happy for all of them! (it also happens to be Katelyn's birthday- what a great present!)

It has been a LONG road... When Jon & I were engaged, they had me babysit Katelyn, their other daughter, so that they could go to "meetings" in Grand Rapids. I wasn't sure what that was all about, but, being new to the family, I wasn't about to ask questions! Then, the same day that Jon left for Iraq, they told us of their hearts' pulling to adopt a little girl from China. I don't know about you, but that puts it in perspective for me how long ago it was! It seems like an eternity! It's been two years since they began the paperwork process- two and a half since they started attending the meetings.

Then, there was the perpetual "hurry up and wait"- with each piece of paperwork, each signature, each step of the way, it seemed like the process was taking longer and longer than anticipated. And, well, it was. They finally got their referral (including a picture of Emma) in December- I think these past 6 months have been the longest!

So here, without further ado, I present to you the newest member of our family: Emma Mei Shan Fisher.


Megan said...

How EXCITING! I am in tears reading this post....Josh and Amy have waited so long and I can't think of anyone more deserving. And Emma Mei is so BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing...I miss everyone at KC....when you said in another posting about it being a breath of fresh air....I can definitely relate!! Thanks for all of your writings....I love to keep up with you and Jon and I always learn something or just get a smile put on my face! :-)

Rachel said...

Congratulations, Aunt Sara! Your niece is beautiful!


Anonymous said...

Hey Mrs. Fisher. Yes, she IS beautiful. and I think it's beautiful how this family has adopted so many kids. I know the favor of the Lord shines on you for that. It's actually inspired me too - I want to adopt children too once I'm married, if we're able.
I miss yall and wish well for you!!wish I could just come have lunch with you and Mr. Fisher, but since we're hours away, I guess this'll have to do. =)
-Tonia Kerner.