Wednesday, July 29, 2009

She is Ours!

Introducing for the first time, our daughter, Emilia Jane Taylor.

April Update, 2 months

June Update, 4 months


Patty said...

I know you don't know me, but I linked to your blog from a friends, and all I can say is, you have more than had your share of "labor pains". I have two girls, neither of whom were adopted, but your blog was so beautiful I had to make a comment of thanks. I so often take our easy trip to parenthood for granted, and sometimes even our blessings of two healthy beautiful children. Thank you for illustrating to me when I needed it how blessed and lucky I am. God does bring you just what you need when you need it!! Good luck!! Soon you'll be posting about all of the normal everyday things of motherhood...But you will always know that the "everyday" is still an amaizing journey, no matter if motherhood finds you in IN, or Africa...I'll be praying for you and your wonderful new family!!

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Just saw on the YG that you passed!!!
WOOOHOOO!!!! So, so happy for you guys! YOur daughter is amazing! So neat to see how much she has grown and changed in just a few short months! God is so good!
Amy (& Dietrich) Lusse (awaa YG)
Home with Ezana 11/1/08

kristin said...

YYYYAYYY!!!! Oh my goodness she is tiny and adorable! I hope we are travel buddies!!!!!!

IUgirl78 said...

This video brought me to tears! You did such a wonderful job putting it together. Reese and Ryan watched it with me as I read aloud the text and tried to explain it to them. I hope we can all meet her sometime--she is absolutely beautiful. Truly a gift from God!

Jana said...

Oh Sarah, I am SOOOO happy for you guys. What a wonderful day! And what a beautiful gift you have given to her with that video-someday she will look at it and be able to feel the love her parents had for her before they ever even held her. We can't wait to meet her! Oh, and she is beautiful-those pictures from the last month are gorgeous!

Crazy Roots in Africa said...

So grateful you're on the next step of your journey!
Congrats, she's gorgeous!
Gina Root

Jen said...

Sarah and Travis,
Congratulations! We are SOOO happy for you!

God Bless,
Jeff, Jen and Fiona Humphrey

Leslie said...

Sarah, I type this to you as I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face. I could not be any happier than I am right now for you! What an amazing world we live in and what a wonderful God to have blessed with you with such a perfect baby girl. She has certainly gotten big, hasn't she!!!!

I hope I get to meet her someday and know that you are going to make a terrific mother! I will be praying for you and your family in the weeks ahead. Congratulations on your new addition. (As a side note, I have another huge bag of clothes coming to you via Emily). So incredibly happy for you!

Reno said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations! We started the adoption journey at around the same time. We are praying for SUPER quick travel!

God bless you,

braun brothers said...

Hello Taylors! I am a friend of the Smith family (and I met you once a while ago at their house, I think around Gabby's birthday or something?) and I have been reading your blog and praying for your little girl! She is just so beautiful and I am so very happy for you! :)

Emily said...

Okay Taylors...I made it through the entire video without crying until the last slide. Now the tears are just streaming. We are so happy and proud to have you as friends. Our God is an awesome God! Today is a day of rejoicing.

Lindsay said...

She is beautiful!! "Congratulations" isn't a strong enough word! We are so happy for you!!! :)

starfitch said...

Another friend of Emily' happy you've reached this point! She's amazingly beautiful, you'll never be able to say no to those eyes. :-) Can't wait to follow your travels to bring her home!

Mommy KW said...

Oh I am just OVERJOYED for you all! I have seen pictures at Emily's house and she is just gorgeous. Hearing her cries on the video made ME cry- she is just so precious! God has blessed the three of you, and I couldn't be happier for you. Congratulations on your beautiful little girl! I will continue following your amazing journey and can't wait until you bring her home.


Russ said...

Very happy for Travis and you! Congratulations to you both!! Emilia is a lucky girl to have you as parents.

Amie said...

Okay, maybe I should have read the posts from other people BEFORE I watched this video on my break at work! It is so touching and beautiful you can't help but cry with joy. Sarah, I can only imagine how you bohoo'd when you first watched the video of your precious baby girl crying :) We are so proud of you for your patience & undauntnig love even when times were trying. You truly are examples of God's love for everyone. Mia Taylor, you are more loved than you will ever know and God has placed you with the best people for family. We love you!
Alex, Amie, Dakota, Sherman, Lady, Peanut & Simon