THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, February 21, 2009

We Have A Daughter...Sophia Jane and her Red Maryjanes


We have a daughter. I am still kind of in a daze I think. But yes...we have found Sophia Jane. We accepted her referral on Friday morning. She is absolutely beautiful and I wish I could show you her face, but our agency is very conservative, so it will probably be a couple of weeks before I can post her entirely. But I do have permission to post her little feet and imagine my surprise when I opened her referral photo and saw her wearing these :) I had prayed and prayed that God would give me a sign and show me which child was ours. I just couldn't believe it when I saw these little red maryjanes on her feet.
Sophia is three and a half years old. She is in Beijing. I just can't stop looking at her pictures. Eli has her little photo in a frame beside his bed, the older boys are anxious to have her home. We are over the moon!

115 comments:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!!! We are so, so excited and happy for y'all. I am speechless... but beaming... :)

Gail said...

Congratulations Kimberley to you and your entire family!!!! We are elated for you. It is finally your time. :)

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

OMW...
I am SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU...
God works in mysterious ways..
LOVE YA...
I can't wait to see her..
YEA..

Chrissie said...

I have been checking your blog all day hoping to see this post. I have enjoyed following your blog and your search for Sophia. I am so thankful you found her. I can't wait to see her sweet face. Oh and to see pics of her in your arms and with her brothers! All too exciting. You have helped so many familes and waiting children, now its your turn. I am so thrilled for you! Congratulations on you daughter. You have a DAUGHTER! Praise the Lord!

Michelle said...

Oh my Goodness! This is such wonderful news. I am so happy for you and your family. So very happy. Congratulations!!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OH WOW!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What cute little feet....and yes, I think it is a HUGE sign:) I am thrilled for you......cannot wait to see her beautiful face and hear all the details!!

Lisa

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Now we will have to have a BABY SHOWER FOR Sophia Jane..
HUGS..
Love ya girly..

Linda said...

First, Amy & Michael and now you & Tim. I am so very, very happy for you! It only makes sense that she is wearing red maryjanes. I'm sure you've heard the story of Sara finding the pink maryjanes along side the road before she ever thought of adoption. And how they fit Mya perfectly. These are not just coincidences. They are signs; a positive reaffirmation for believing!
I can't wait to see her happy face when she is in your arms!
God is good!

waitingarms said...

Congratulations to your family on the newest addition! I am looking forward to following your journey as you finally get to hold your daughter Sophia Jane! Praise God for such wonderful news!

Much Ado said...

Oh Wow!!! Congratulations!!!!! My heart is leaping with joy for you - praise God you and your Sophia Jane have found each other! AMEN!

Meredith Teagarden (The Things We Carried) said...

WHAT!!! WHOOOOO HOOO< I am so, so happy for you! Sophia JANE. I love her name...

Chelley said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations

Oh my goodness


Oh my goodness


Oh my goodness

Oh my goodness

That one caught mt out of left field

I cannont be happier for you if I tried.......

Oh my goodness I am in tears for you

Alyson and Ford said...

Ditto,
Ditto,
Ditto!!!
Wow, We are so thrilled for you! How exciting! Can you tell everyone is just wowed over by your news???
Congratulations!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for FIVE Months!

Nancy said...

I am so happy for you...It is amazing how God can speak to us in the littlest of way, isn't it?

Congratulations!!!

mommy2nikki said...

OMG!!! Kim, I am so happy for you and your family. Cngratulations!!!!!

Kim K. said...

FINALLY...it's your TURN! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to follow your journey. How neat that she's wearing red shoes!! It's definitely a sign. Hugs!!

Steffie B. said...

Finally....you posted.....I have been going nuts waiting for you to tell your news......lol.....and I am going to find your girl when I am there.....can you believe our babies are in the same place??? It is amazing to me.....we need to go out to celebrate soon.....love you tons.....we're on our way girl.....

Hugs,
Steffie

Somewhere In The Sun said...

I got chills as soon as I saw the post title and they trippled when I saw her little shoes!! Oh my goodness I'm so happy for you!

Congratulations to you all. Your world will never be the same! :)

~Lynn

Joanne said...

Oh, I'm sooooo happy for you! And, if that isn't a sign, than what is?!!!! WOW! Congratulations :)

William said...

This is the best news and the timing seems so right.

from the bottom of my heart congratulation and best wishes. It doesn't get any better than this.

extra love and extra hugs to you and your family Kimberley.

Lea

M and M said...

Congratulations!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

WOOHOOOOOOO! Thank You Jesus! Oh, Kimberley I am so happy for you and your beautiful daughter.... I am so thankful for this little miracle for our answer to prayer. God is so faithful. What a wonderful story to be able to tell her about the sign you prayed for..... yes, my friend.... she is YOUR daughter in her little RMJ's heheeeee.
It just doesn't get any better than that!
God's Speed,
Love,
Daleea

Amy said...

I must have been asleep when you posted! Oh my!!! I am very happy for you. What a gift. And she has red shoes! How cool is that!

amy said...

your time as come!!!!!!

Rachael said...

I'm SO, SO excited and happy for you! Just the other day (I think it might have even been Friday -- how weird is that?) I thought about you and wondered when your time was coming.

Truly Blessed! said...

At last! We are simply overjoyed for your family.

Rhonda said...

Congratulations!

Ava's family said...

At last....You found your daughter!
Congratulations to your family!! And the red shoes....If that isn't a sign, I don't know what is! =)

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Kimberley, I am extremely excited for you!!! With those little red mary janes...she just HAS to belong to you...what an amazing sign...it gives me chills. You have waited so long and here she is...your precious Sophia Jane. God is good and faithful!

I can not wait to see Sophia Jane in your arms!

Love,
Robin

Cindy said...

I have checked everyday since our luncheon, We are extremely happy for your family, Sophia Jane is a very lucky little girl.

Julie said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Brandi said...

HUGE Congratulations! We're so very happy for you, and the red shoes are definitely a sign from above.

Kelley said...

I am so thrilled for you that I could pop! And what a perfect sign. God has truly, truly let you know which baby He meant for you. Congratulations from the bottom of my heart. I couldn't be happier!!!!

~K said...

Wow.... Congrats a thousand times over!!! What wonderful news, finally!!!

Dita said...

Uh...a sign? You asked for a sign, right? This is more like an anvil falling on your head in one of those cartoons! She is WEARING RED MARY JANES!!!!!!!

I actually got chills when I read your post this morning and saw that picture, and then the tears came. I am so very happy for your, Kimberley!!!

I'll bet your beautiful grandmother had something to do with this, my dear!

It's YOUR turn now!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

3D said...

Congratulations!!! Such wonderful news!

Keep smilin!

k1 said...

Congrats again Kimberley.

Daniella said...

I have chills!!!! I'm beyond excited for you and your family! Can't wait to follow the rest of your journey to your precious Sophia jane and her red maryjanes :) What a sign~

The Johnson Family said...

Oh my gosh what cute feet I can not wait to see her sweet face!!!

I have prayed and prayed to see this post and I am just so happy for you and I can not wait to see her in your arms where she belongs!! Congrats to your family!!

her and Eli will be so cute together!!

love ya

Crystal

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Oh my goodness! So excited for you!!!! This is wonderful news. The shoes? What a crazy, cool God kinda' thing to do! LOVE IT!

Dawn and Dale said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! :D

Holly said...

I knew it I just knew it!
God would show you the way and what a way to show you but the red mary janes. I mean...how GOD is that? Amazing!
I already know she is beautiful...don't have to see her face.
Oh Kimberley, I am so thrilled for you.
At last, at long last....you have found your seventh diamond!
Hallelujah!!
love,
Holly

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Congratulations! What a sign!

Kudo said...

God is so good! congrats and hold on to your MaryJanes life is going to be a world wind from hear out. I am so happy for you and your family.

Kelly and Todd said...

Oh my goodness - this is just so exciting - what WONDERFUL news. Congratulations to you and your entire family!!! I can't wait to learn more about Sophia and follow along on your journey to bring her home. Yeah for you!!!

-- kelly :-)

Denise said...

Congrats!! I got goosebumps when I saw her feet~

Debz said...

Oh My yes, if that's not a sign I don't know what is!
Can't wait to hear more!
Congrats to you and your family!

Don and Be said...

Yes!!!!!!

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Congratulations!

April said...

Oh praise Jesus. He has answered the cry of your heart. I am so happy for you! I can already tell she is just so adorable. :-)
She is in Beijing?????
BCWI? Can it be that our girls are from the same orphanage?
I can't wait to see her beautiful face.
Love, April
I think I know of a baby shower that is going to be in the works!

sweet momma luv u said...

YIPEE!!!! We have so been praying for you that she would be coming to you soon! It is amazing how God gave you the sign of the adorable red mary jane shoes!!

Blessings and I can't wait to see her sweet face!!
Jody

Dawn said...

OH Kimberly....I have chills all over my body...you have made my Sunday!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

I cannot wait to hear alllll about your Sophia Jane...and the Red Mary Janes...my heart skipped a beat! I love that she is the exact same age as when we received Lucy...what fun you are going to have with this precious girl!!!

Blessings!!!!

Andrea Nielsen said...

Cogratulations! I am so excited to see "the rest" of her! I am so happy for you and for your new daughter! and God clearly chose to give you a clear sign.... congrats again!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO THRILLED to read your post. Chills about the red mary janes. God is simply brilliant.

Oh, I can't wait to hear more.

Congratulations!!!!!

cm

Kayce said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I'm crying right now Kimberley!!!! Congratulations! Enjoy every emotion right now. Hugs!

Linda said...

What can I say but Congrats.. Tears of joy for you and Sophia Jane for finding each other. Grandmother was in on this you know, that is the red mary janes sign letting you know how much she loved you and knows how much you will love this little one.
The best news I've heard in a while. Linda

Juliette said...

Alleluia!
Love this picture and can't wait to see the beautiful face of your daughter.
Congratulations guys!

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see her sweet little face!

Oatsvall Team said...

I am speechless and so over joyed ... I have prayed for this day for you sweet friend !!! Oh, those feet speak volumes about the faithfulness of the Lord ... I can't wait to see her face !!! I will be doing my happy dance here for quite a while!!

I love ya ... Thanks for always sharing, believing and helping others you are a true servant of the Lord!!

Jill said...

WOW!! Congratulations to all of you!! I can't wait to see her precious face!!!!!
GREAT red thread connection. God works in mysterious ways!!

Doug and Terrye said...

Congratulations Mama!!! What an awesome hug from God, those sweet little RED shoes :)

Terrye in FL

Colleen said...

Congratulations Mommy!!! I am so happy for you and look at that she has red mary janes!!! Is that a red thread or what!!!!! {{{{hug}}}}

Lena Wright said...

Amazing. Congratulations! God is so cool-those shoes are something eh? He really cares about the details, doesn't He.

Congrats again, I'm soo happy for you.

Lena

Patricia/NYC said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!! I was THRILLEd to read your post tonight!! ANd the shoes...wow!!!

Kimberely, I am soooooo HAPPY for you!!! Such wonderful, wonderful news!! I cannot wait to see her adorable little face!!

day by day said...

Oh, yippeeeee!!!!! Kimberley, I am just sooooo happy for you!!! Sophia is finally coming home! I can't wait to learn more about your sweet girl.

Congratulations!!!!!!!

mom 2 many said...

WOO HOO!!!! I am over the moon excited for y'all!!!
I could hardly wait to read what you wrote!!! You got the best sign of all, girl!!!! I had been saving baby clothes for you. That is ok...I'll find something for your sweetie to wear!! I can not wait to see her precious face!!!!

Big hugs from TX!!!

Christy said...

OH MY GOODNESS AND CONGRATS!!!! I cant belive you have a little girl!! I am over the moon for you guys and cant wait till the day we get to see her beautiful face!!! This is just so exciting and I cant wait. You have waited sooooooooooooo loooooooong for this!!! YAAAAAA!!!!

Congrats and a HUGE hug!!

Christy

Mom to five said...

Congratulations!!! Wow, what an amzing red thread story!! Just lok at those adorable shoes!!

Keisha said...

GET OUT!!! LOL! Congrats Girlfriend!!! ~Thank you Sweet Jesus for your precious blessings! AMEN~
~ Okay, I haven't been on line in a few days.. & I see on a friends title "Congrats.. Seventh Diamond.." Honey-child.. I think I broke my mouse.. trying to click over her!!!!! lol!
I am beyond excited for you and your family!! I can not wait to see her sweet little face!!!!!!!
Look at those little shoes...
"sniff-sniff".. God is GOOD!!!

bbmomof2boys said...

Awwww....I'm so happy for you guys!!! Congrats! I can't wait to get to see her beautiful face!!

Hugs,
Carla

Heather said...

WOW!! Congratulations!! Great news~~great news!!! So happy for you all!!

Cora said...

Cogratulations! I hope you are able to go get her so soon!

Cindy said...

A BIG Congrats on your new daughter!

I believe in signs too, but this one is precious as you are naming her "Jane", love it! Keep us posted!

kerri said...

YA!!!
I am so happy I let out a shriek, my hubby thought something was wrong, LOL.
This is a sure sign, I am so excited for you and your family!!!
Contiued prayers that everything sails along smoothly,such wonderful news!!

Janet said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME????????????????????? AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

I AM SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LaLa said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!So happy for you sweet friend. You know I believe in signs..Coby's little fingers in his mouth like Annslee was mine...and those SHOES..are you kidding??? She is soooo meant to be with your family. I can't wait to see her sweet face : )

Oh, I have been holding some hand me downs for you...hmmmm...they were 2T...guess I better go dig through another box....3.5 is perfect. I love that age : )

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh Kimberley...I am so excited for you! Look at what God has done my sweet friend... He may have taken your grandmother home to be with Him but He gave you a daughter...Oh I have chillbumps at His great love for you!

Sarah's proud Mama said...

Reading your news just brought tears to my eyes! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!! Doing the happy dance with you and praying that the rest of the wait will go quickly! How amazing is God that she'd be wearing those shoes? I'm so excited for you! Congrats!!!!!
Robin

Doreen said...

WOW!!!! What wonderful news!I wish you a speedy TA. Can't wait to see the rest of the picture.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Angel said...

Praise the Lord-Can't wait to see her beautiful little face-Isn't God amazing with the way He gives us signs to give us comfort? Praying for a speedy process. Congratulations!
Angel

Nikki said...

Just heard the great news and HAD to come by and give you a great big CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
At long last you are looking at the sweet face of your daughter - I am so happy for you!
Can't wait to see her myself...until then, know that your family is being lifted up in prayer for quick and smooth travel and adjustment.

M's Jie Jie said...

Congratulations! I am SO excited for you- I will be praying for you as you prepare to travel to CHINA to bring home sweet Sophia Jane! I cannot wait to see the photos!
God Bless,
K

3 Peanuts said...

Oh Kimberley--
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am crying like a baby right now! Seriously. I feel like I have been standing beside you and praying for you every day for this moment!!!! You have been such an encouraging and loving friend in the blog world that it about time for YOUR family to be in the spotlight and to be shouting for JOY!

I cannot believe that she had red mary janes on. God really wanted you to know that she is THE ONE!!!!

Kimberley---I am sending you the biggest hugs of congratulations right now. Love,
Kim

Monica said...

Oh, Kimberly!!! Wow!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to see her precious little face!!!! Her Red Mary Jane clad feet are so sweet!!!!

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Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

That is A*M*A*Z*I*N*G! The shoes! Simply a little miracle!

Family said...

Oh I am so so so so thrilled for you!!!! WOW!!!!!

Kate in UK
http://poppyandpeony.wordpress.com

Cindy M said...

So very happy for you and your family! Can't wait to see her face, but I just LOVE the picture cropped to show just her shoes!

Snowflowers Mum said...

wonderful news! Now I have to say it is OUR turn to support you! Let me know if there is anything you need...you have been such a pillar of support for so many others in their journey...

and isn't it just amazing...red mary janes.

Beverly said...

Congrats! So Happy For You!!!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your referral. I am a little late. We have had the flu going through our house. I am so excited for you and your family. How awesome that she had on a pair of red maryjanes...
So happy for you and your family!

Jill W said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you. We can't wait to see her sweet face!

Noemi said...

OH MY WORLD! I am on vacation in TN and decided to check up on you and I find this post!!!!! OMGosh I am so happy for you and your beautiful family! She is wearing RED MARY JANES!!!!!! I can not even type straight. I am here crying in my hotel room and my hubby thinks something was wrong! I told him the knews and he was thrilled! I can't wait to see her pictures. I will email you as soon as I get home! I will be in that auction to bring Sophia Jane home! I promise~! OMGosh I am so happy for you!

Hugs!

Lynn said...

So incredibly happy for you! Congratulations!

Jonni said...

Oh honey! How did I miss this wonderful news? CONGRATULATIONS RMJ! I am so happy for you and your family. It is finally your turn. I can't wait to see your new daughter's sweet face. That is so amzing about the Red Mary Janes. Can you believe it? It's like it is so meant to be. I can't wait to hear more about Sophia. So happy for you and your family. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Hugs,
Jonni

mommy24treasures said...

oh Kimberly I am sooo sooo soo so happy for you!
What absoultely marvelous news.
Love
Connie

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Woooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is such excellent news... excuse the delay in getting to you to offer my congrats but you know... busy, busy.... I am so happy for you all... hugs to you...er

Lori said...

Oh Kimberley, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and I can't believe the little red shoes...that is simply amazing!!
Sending ((big hugs)) your way!!

Snowflowers Mum said...

Kimberley, can you email me? I have some items to donate to your fundraiser.

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness this is wonderful news! I can't believe I missed it. Congratulations and I can't wait to see her little face.

HuluMama said...

Congratulations!

Heidi said...

Oh, I'm so very happy for you. You know, when she is older, she will be able to read this blog and see the history of it and all the love that started for her so long ago... it is very touching.
She is blessed!

Heidi said...
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Michelle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is YOUR time!!! And how perfect that she is wearing red mary janes. Oh, God is so good!!!

Heather said...

AHHHHHHHH! Kimberly - I almost fell off the bed when I realized what you had posted here!!! I have backed away from blogging a bit (lots of reasons) but I still check on all of you....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Her little red maryjanes are so perfect - you knew all along, you knew all along, friend. Could not be happier for you. Blessings, sweet Mommy.
Lots and Lots of Love,
Heather

Special K said...

Can't believe I missed this! Congratulations! Can't wait to see more of Miss Sophia Jane.

Christine said...

Just amazing! I am so happy for you! So happy! I imagine you are beaming from ear to ear! I get goosebumps when I think abou tthe red mary janes. Praise God!

Julie said...

WOW! I don't check in for a week and look at what happens!!! EXCITING...can't wait to follow your trip to Sophia Jane (love the name too!) CONGRATS!

Margaret M said...

How did I miss this post? I am so wrapped up in my universe! Amazing!!!! I can't wait until we can see her precious face!!!!!!!! Hugs to you my friend. Talk about a sign. Those red Mary Janes! Sometimes life just deals you Sweet Perfection!

Amy said...

Oh Kimberley, I am SO very happy for you and your family! When I read about/saw little Sophia Jane's red shoes, my jaw dropped. Shivers don't begin to describe it!!! God's winking at you, sweet lady. He is SO GOOD!!!

Thanking God that he introduced us and so grateful that I will be able to follow your journey to bring your precious daughter home.

With Love and All Best Wishes...
Amy

Ivy said...

THE RED THREAD THAT CONNECTS US, ARE HER SHOES. isn't this simply amazing!

Oh how happy I am for you.

Michelle said...

That is unbelievable!!! I am so happy you have finally found her, and she has found you! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Carolyn said...

Oh my!! I knew something was up with you guys! We were in Florida on holiday last week, and you came to my mind a few times! Congratulations to all of you. I can't wait to see that sweet girl's face! How your jaw must have dropped when you saw her shoes...

Kim N Jeff said...

Congrats!!!!! I am so happy for you and your family... I love those little feet :)

Can't wait to see her little face :)

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

I feel like I am a day late and a dollar short but I wanted to wish you congratulations on your joy... I can't wait to hear and see more details. I am sure she is perfect..


Hugs
Susan

ThatGirl said...

CRYING, REJOICING AND PRAISING GOD! RED MARY JANES?????!!

OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!