Monday, February 26, 2007

We have Ava!!!!!

Today was the day. Our girl is with us. Words cannot express our emotions and true joy.

I spotted Ava as soon as we walked down the stairs (with our group) going into the Civil Affairs Office to pick up our babies. She was twirling and dancing around with two pigtails in her hair. No one had to point her out to me - I knew it was her. I started crying and crying with joy and amazement. She was the center of attention for the entire time we were at the Civil Affairs Office. She has such a magnetic personality - we're amazed at God's goodness and grace. She is perfect for us. Jim had her laughing while we were hanging out there at the office. She was the only baby laughing. You all know how much we like to laugh in our family!

Here are a few of her pictures. She truly is amazing - I'm not just saying that. One of the ladies in our group at dinner tonight said that if there is a "Miss Congeniality Award" for the group, Ava gets it.

Without further due - here's our girl, Ava Lu!!!!!


Donna said...

Congratulations! She's such a sweetie!

Happy bonding!


Anonymous said...

God is so good! Ava's just beautiful. All you could dream of and more. We are thrilled for you and so moved to see the fulfillment--the fruit of your tremendous labor. Your God has proved yet again that he delights to bless you abundantly. We loved the pictures of the two of you and then the THREE of you. See you all soon! Love, Danny & Melinda

Joyce Beuther said...

Fritz and Joyce are on cloud nine. God has answered our prayers. Now we just have to wait to meet our new granddaughter Ava Lu. She is so beautiful. We love her already Love to all Joyce

Lauren Burns-McMahon said...

Michelle & Jim,
CONGRATULATIONS Mommy & Daddy! I see what Ava Lu means to you- you can feel it though the pictures. I know what this journey means to you too. Being parents has been something you have been dreaming of for so long... and now it's here! I pray that everyday,reminds you of what this day meant to you. I AM SO THRILLED FOR ALL 3 of YOU. She is one lucky little girl!! CHEERS all around...
Lauren Burns-McMahon (Baltimore, Maryland)