1. After we got her we went to a grocery store to get some formula for her. I was carrying her and I sang Jesus Loves Me to her. She clapped when I finished and gave us the toothiest smile and you could see pure joy all over her face. She really loves music. I looked over at Chris and he was teary eyed to see this tiny thing so taken with her mama singing Jesus Loves Me. It was great.
2. Many of you know that we haven't known the date she had her heart surgery. We had it narrowed down to a 2 month window. Many of you also know that we had planned to save money for a year and start the adoption process in Sept 2011. In late December, and particularly the week of Christmas, Chris was so unsettled about waiting and felt God was prompting us to start right away. So with little more than the application fee saved and a huge helping of faith we decided to start sooner. Today we learned that Hannah had her surgery on December 22nd. When God was healing her broken heart, He was breaking Chris' heart for her! When we saw the date on her paperwork today we looked at each other and we both had tears in our eyes. We serve a good God and he exists in the very details of our lives. He writes a beautiful story!! He deserves all the glory for this child and we are thankful.
My girl is sleeping now (and so is her Daddy). I'm going to post this before they wake up. We will post more when we can. We love you all and all of the great messages and texts we received today. We are so thankful for all of you!
Chris, Amy, Travis, Chase and Hannah