THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Monday, April 06, 2009

Come and See Our Girl...We Received Our LOA Today!

The photo in the header above is Sophia's referral photo. I fell in love the minute I saw her sweet little face. These photos are the most recent and were sent to us by Ann just a few days ago. This looks like a large play room.

I am guessing that this is Sophia's little bed. It does my heart good to see her little pink sheets and the little girl's vanity beside her bed. Her bedroom looks fun and comfortable.

This must be a little grocery play area. Love the pineapple! I don't know why they feel need to cut her bangs so short, but they will grow. We just can't wait to get to her.

68 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

L O A !!!!!!

Whew, that was fast! Congratulations, you're one red mary jane step away from your beautiful girl!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Whooo hooo... this is SO excellent... oh she is a precious little angel...
Can't wait to hear that you are going to be leaving for China to get her...
Hugs to you all...

Patricia/NYC said...

HOOOOORAAAAAAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

I am in tears right now...HAPPY tears for you & your entire family, HAPPY tears for this beautiful, sweet little child...oh my gosh, she is PRECIOUS!!!!!!

WOW!!! I cannot wait to follow your journey to sweet Sophia!!
SOON & VERY SOON!!!!
HUGS!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Tears welling up here. She is beautiful. Congrats on your LOA.

Lisa said...

She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy for you and your family!
Can't wait to follow your journey to bring her home.

Shawnstribe said...

perfectly perfect!!!!
you will soon be holding her tight!!!!
xxx
s

Marla said...

Oh my goodness, what a beauty! I am so proud for you! Congrats on LOA!!!!!!!!

Kim K. said...

Congratulations on your LOA!! I'm so happy for you. She's precious and I love the updated pictures.

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Woohoo for LOA!!!!! That means about 6-8 weeks for travel?? Can you believe it?! I am so excited!
Her bangs might be longer when you get there....Mia's was. Her bed looks very fun and so does the play area. She is beautiful...your DAUGHTER!!!

Love,
Robin

Holly said...

She is absolutely precious.
I'm sure your care package was well-timed. I can't wait to see the pictures of you two together.
God is faithful.
love,
Holly from Purpose Driven Family

The Byrd's Nest said...

Huge Texas tears flowing over here at the Byrd's Nest....I still can't get over her little red mary jane shoes....Is that not God or what?

I can't wait for you to bring a smile to that precious little face...oh I am so so so happy for you!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LOVE the new photos..
I am sooo happy for you ..
you are soooo close..
HUGS..
Love the header..

Rachael said...

Oh she is darling!

Dawn said...

YES!!! Congratulations!!! I cannot believe how quick!!! She is just darling!!!!!

kerri said...

Just beautiful, congrats, so happy for you.
Just can't wait for you to hold her in your arms..
Your daughter..

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Congrats on LOA. She is beautiful.
Donna

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful little girl....look at that sweet face!!

Congrats on the LOA....you are another step closer to having her in your arms!!

Lisa

Cindy said...

She is simply beautiful, another pair of red maryjanes. I can't believe that you got your LOA.....

Lea said...

just precious.

Lea
xo

Colleen said...

She is so beautiful!!!!! {{{hug}}} She looks like she is well cared for.

Monica said...

Oh, Kimberly, she is BEAUTIFUL!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations!!! She is adorable!!!!

She looks like she's from a minority group. What province is she from? My daughter from Guizhou is Miao.

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! She is just adorable! Can't wait to follow your journey!

amy said...

Oh my, have you packed? Just kidding..Wow, things are going to go fast now. Keep breathing.

She is wonderful..Congrats

Tammy said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your LOA!!! She's a beautiful little girl! I know you must be so thrilled. Praying for you a speedy TA!

Blessings!

Juliette said...

Sophia is beautiful.
I love that pic on her bed.
And for what I can read below your girl is a fighter. It's crazy they didn't tell you about her surgery.

Thanks for the card, does it mean your arm is better? I hope so for you because you'll need to pack soon!

Congratulations again on your lovely girl.

day by day said...

Congrats on that LOA!!!! Sophia is just beautiful....so happy for you! I sent you an e-mail earlier today...hopefully you got it.

Congratulations!!!

Across the Ocean Blue said...
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Across the Ocean Blue said...

Oh my gosh, she is beautiiiiful!!! And of course, the Mary Janes are perfect. Her face is precious. I taped my daughter's picture all over my house to memorize every detail of her!

Mardi said...

Congratulations!! We just received our referral too and I just cannot stop looking and her! :)

Thanks for posting the link for Red Thread China, I'm planning to send a care package via her as well.

Following your journey closely!

Mardi

Linda said...

What a Beautiful little girl!!! Congrats and prayers for a quick travel. Been saying prayers for her since you wrote about her surgery. I know all will be well and she will be in your arms soon. Love her red shoes!!!. Hugs to your family.. Linda

Catching Butterflies 3 said...

She's beautiful. The poor deer looks afraid. Maybe they just woke her up from a nap? The short hair was probably for the heart surgery. They have to put an IV in the head, and tape on the forehead. She looks healthy and tall. I bet you can not wait to see her smile. I hope you get to travel by mothers day!

Calico Sky said...

Oh she is soooo beautiful! Oh I am so so happy for you!!!

Dannye said...

she is growing so fast...and so very beautiful...may TA come quickly so you may travel to bring her home soon....we love you guys!

Mark, Rebecca and Sophia said...

Congrats! What a cutie!

Tammy said...

Congrats! We got our LOA yesterday, as well! Perhaps we'll travel together! What agency are you with?

Dawn said...

Oh Kim, she is so lovely. I hope you are on the plane really really soon. Sending hugs to you and her .

3D said...

Wonderful news!! What a sweetie pie!

Keep smilin!

Keisha said...

Kim.... Oh Goodness, what a Sweet little face!!! She's Beautiful!!
Come on TA!!!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations on the LOA! She is a beautiful little girl. I think she'll appreciate having a roommate for a while- we had our youngest daughter and Daniel share a room- we figured that it is what he was used to at the SWI, and it did facilitate their bonding. They're now getting separate rooms this summer. since Clare is getting "too old" to share anymore with her little brother!

~Amy~ said...

she is simply beautiful! I just love that sweet little face! I can't wait to meet her and you this summer! Hugs and Love!!!
-Amy

Kayce said...

Yeah for the LOA!!! COngratulations! Love all the pictures, she is BEAUTIFUL!!

Mom 2 six said...

What a beautiful girl. Congrats !!
Come on TA....

LaLa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am so happy for you and it does look like her home (for now) is really nice which I know does your heart good. Can't wait to see her in her new room with Eli!!

Janet said...

RMJ, she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

k1 said...

I hope Steffie gets to see her while she's there getting Andrew.

Congratulations on the LOA. Looks like there is a speed up in the SN program.

Hey readers.... RMJ's going to need to make that orphanage fee goal SOON! Head over to the auction.

Donate, bid, or make a donation!

Again, she looks so much like Ella!

Jill W said...

Congrats on LOA! We got our TA yesterday!! Sophia is such a cutie!

April said...

OH MY GOSH! That was really fast. Sophia is SO beautiful. Oh how sweet her little face is. I hate how our girls orphanage does this to their hair. They shaved all but the bangs on Eliana. She looks so big. How tall is she and how much does she weight?
Congratulations!

Don and Be said...

Many blessings to you on your journey. May Sophia continue to heal. O God, strengthen Sophia's heart and bring her to total healing. May she be ready for her journey to the home that You have appointed for her. Thank you for this wonderful family.

Nancy said...

Love, Love, Love the updated pictures of her.

Waiting4Audrey said...

I am soooo happy for you. What a cutie! Can't wait to follow your travels. Congrats!!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh she is incredibly beautiful...these photos take my breath away. I think she looks like Kate? Maybe I am crazy but I do...

Congratulations!!!

Matt and Carla Morgan said...

I LOVE getting to see pictures of your Sophia. I'm so thrilled for you!!!

cm

simply t said...

She is so sweet! What a beautiful little girl. Congratulations!

p.s. I can't believe she's wearing red mary janes!

Mama Duck said...

So happy for you that you have your LOA! Whoo-hoo! Sophia Jane is a little beauty! Congratulations!

Daniella said...

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful girl! Oh the bangs will grow :) she is wearing red mary janes - gives me chills - soooo happy for you. Can't wait to see her in your arms.

Dita said...

Well, now...that beautiful face was WELL WORTH THE WAIT! I can't wait to see her in your arms.
What an amazing story that SJ is wearing another pair of red mary janes!!

Beautiful, beautiful angel!

Congratulations!

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh she is so precious! I could just squeeze those sweet little cheeks! Can't wait to see a smile on that face...I bet she has dimples like LM! :)

Congrats on LOA! Not much longer now! yippee

Blessings,
Monica

Margaret M said...

I know what a wonderful feeling it is to see those three little letters LOA that mean so much! So happy for all of you! SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I hope your TA arrives soon!

k1 said...

You need to have your blog posted on RQ's Babies!! page now!

Steffie B. said...

You know I am thrilled for you girl...these updated pictures are fabulous....I'm so glad you used Ann as well.....your turn will be here before you know it.....I'm so excited for you.....Love you...

Michelle said...

She is just beautiful!!! Congratulations on your LOA!!

Christine said...

She is beautiful! When do you get to go get her?

Ivy said...

I am soooooooooo glad I stopped by! Wow she's gorgeous!!!

I bet you really can't wait to wrap your arms around her:))

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Ivy

sara said...

She is really beautiful!! She has a little smiling playing at her lips & those red mary janes! God is so faithful!!

I just read about her having heart surgery already....God will heal her little heart and will give her the strength to wait for her Mama and Baba!

Congrats on LOA and here's to a speedy TA!!

Kudo said...

She is beautiful and will be gorgous in a pritty dress with a bow and of course a new pare of Mary Janes. Mamma's coming.

Jonni said...

Congrats honey on your LOA! I love the new photos. She is such a beauty and I can't wait until she is home. Not oo much longer...

Hugs,
Jonni

Debz said...

Congrats on your LOA.
What a little beauty she is.