Tuesday, May 8, 2007

September 2006

This is a creative writing assignment that Katie Lyn did for school. She had to tell about an exciting event in her life, such as going to an amusement park, or field trip, and she had to try to make her readers feel like they were there with her. Here is her essay:

"Kids! Come here, we need to tell yall something," my parents yelled.
My brother and sister and I all sat down on the red couch. I sat squirming with butterflies in my stomach.
Then Mom and Dad announced, "We're adopting a baby, maybe two babies from China." All of us kids were speechless with our mouths open. The next second, we jumped off the couch and squealed with joy. I said, "I knew it! I knew it all along," because I was suspicious that something was up.
"The adoption will take a long time. We need to pray that the time will go faster and that your new siblings will be safe," my parents explained.
We then watched a video about someone else who had adopted a baby from China. It showed me what it was like in an orphanage and in China. Now if I go to China with my parents, I will know what to expect.
"It's time for bed," my parents said. I was not sleepy. I was too excited about getting a new sibling, maybe two. "Is it a boy or girl? How old will they be? Where will they sleep? How long will it take?" I wondered to myself as I tossed and turned in my bed.
That day on the couch I will always remember. My parents told me about the wonderful privilege God had given us which would change my life forever.

Back in September we videoed telling the children about the adoption, and maybe Rob can figure out how to put it on our blog. It is a treat, for sure!
I'm having a "I really want to go to China soon" kinda day, can you tell? :)

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Update from Rob... tried Google video but apparently you have to download the Google Video player for that to work. Let's see if this will work from YouTube...

Note: this video was from a digital camera... very poor quality. Now that we have our new video camera to take to China, subsequent videos will not be this poor.


9 comments:

Sherri said...

I know that this part of the wait is so difficult. You'd give anything for a little more information, pictures, etc.

Hang in there. You'll have them here before you know it. God's timing is perfect.

Sherri

The Ferrill's said...

Thanks Sherri! I know you understand perfectly! Hey, is Mia still speaking Chinese now that she's home? Just wondering if the language barrier is still there.

Anonymous said...

I read your blog so often. I can't get enough. We will have our 12-month post-placement interview at Lifeline Monday. I can't believe it's been almost a year already!

Keep in touch!
Love, Tina and the whole Sumpter gang

Greg & Cheri said...

Oh Laine, what a precious letter from Katie Lyn!! I just found out today my 7 year old niece is organizing a lemonade stand on Sarah's behalf. Wow! I don't think I always realize how much adoption can affect others who are watching. I am so grateful!
Hang on LOA's are comin!!
Love,
Cheri

Journey to Lilly! said...

ohh Katie Lyn's paper was great! Can you believe we are on the last leg of the journey to our babies?? It is such a blessing going it with you guys. I cannot wait to see my Lilly & your Kimmie & Quan home with their forever families!

Lv u,
kim

mommy24treasures said...

Thank you for sharing Katie Lyn's paper, I love how she expressed herself. What a lovely girl you have. :)
I know your heart is beginning to yearn to hold your dear blessings. I pray for a speedy process for you. Connie

Lisa said...

What a great letter. I got chill bumps just reading it. The two little ones are so lucky to have siblings that love them so much!
BTW, it is okay to have one of those days. I used to go to Ana Claire's room and rock one of her baby dolls to make me feel closer to her. I know it sounds crazy, but it did help to sit in that rocking chair rocking that baby and dreaming of her.
I hope you hear something very soon.
Lisa

The Blaszczynski Family said...

I just have to say that I am bawling my eyes out at work! We are right there with you wanting to go to China soon! Our hearts and prayers are with you always during this difficult part of the process. It will be here sooner than any of us know!
Love,
Amanda

markandbuffi said...

Laine,
Thanks for sharing that precious letter! Our children can touch hearts in a way that can only be from the heart of God, huh? Your family blesses us. Thanks for sharing with us on your blog! I can't wait for us all to be able to go and get our precious little ones! We're still hanging in there too...just waiting. I had one of those weeks too! We're thinking about you and look forward to more good news! Bless you!
Buffi