Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Nothing much going on today, Mike is downstairs filling out all the necessary final paperwork for Mia's immigration and citizenship papers. Our agency asks that one representative per family go and they guide thru each line item assuring everything is done correct and accurate. It is double checked before we send everything out. If all goes well, Friday we will be sworn in as the Harrell family and we head home. Mike and I are so anxious to get home. The trip has been very nice but there's nothing like home. If we do decide to come back for #2, I have a feeling I may need to bring my sister or even maybe my best friend Joey. She's game for anything?!

I told my mom I would email her what I wanted when I got home and this is #1 request. We would love some steaks on the grill! I think I am going to pass on Chinese food for a couple of weeks.

Mia is blossoming and she is so cute with her smiles. She stands and leans on the bed and opens her mouth, and raises her voice so when she bobs backs and forth her voice pitch sways. She loves it. We seems to have a constant stuffy feeling in our head and we sneeze a lot. I think we miss the good ole' Florida breeze and sunshine!

I am not overly religious, but I wanted to post something written in the bible which is amazing. (don't think I am a holy roller now) but I do think it is appropriate. . . . .

Do not be afraid, for I am with you, I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

My mom also founds this. . . . . .

I didn't give you the gift of Life, but in my heart I know the love I feel is deep and real, as if it had been so. For us to have each other is like a dream come true! No, I didn't give you the gift of life, Life gave me the gift of you.

See you all very soon.

15 comments:

Mom said...

Since you are a day ahead. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I know that this will be your most memorable birthday. I can't wait for you to come home.

NicoleJackBriannaDylan said...
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NicoleJackBriannaDylan said...

Happy Birthday to you.I know all your dreams have come true !!!!Have a great day with your family!!!

Chris and Diane said...

Hey Y'all... I have been off line for several days, (squril chewed through our phone line... only in the country!!!) Everything seems just wonderful. The pictures are fantastic. You, Mike and Mia seem content and comfortable as a "destin to be" family. Can't wait to see you together in person. Happy Birthday, what a wonderful gift of love you now have. Chris and Diane

grace said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!We miss you so much and can't wait to see you guys again.Hope Mike is feeling better and keeping up the good work with smoking!!!I have given a few patients your blog address,they are so excited to follow this journey with you.Keep the pictures comming.

grace

LucasDN said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear BaBa, Happy Birthday to you.

We love and miss you, Kenedy & Torey

Vita and Gary said...

miss you guys!!! happy birthday!

LucasDN said...

I finally figured out how to post a comment - duh? Kenedy is soooo excited to meet Mia. She asks me every morning "can I call Baba yet?"

Have a wonderful birthday and we will see you very soon. Hugs and kisses to my precious niece. xoxo

Love to you and Mike, Deanna

Joey said...

HAPPY B-DAY!!!! Miss you guys

Sean & Judy said...

I just found your blog and I'm so excited for you! Congratulations on your precious daughter, she is absolutely beautiful!! My husband and I live in Orlando, we are practically neighbors! We leave for China next Thurs. 8/31 to pick up our China beauty and I'm nervous with excitement. We would love to meet. Wishing you a safe and happy journey back home. Oh yeah, and have a wonderful birthday!

grace said...

Good Morning to you guys. It's Wednesday here and I wanted to wish you the happiest birthday ever Barb. It's so special that you get to be a mommy for your birthday and be somewhere with a specail meaning. I hope all your paperwork goes through and your journey home begins in a couple days. My thoughts are with you. Yesterday we gave Luz Silva abd Caol Torres and Natalie Saliano your blog. Everyone that sees the pictures just smiles from ear to ear. Can't wait to here from you. Enjoy your birthday with Mike and Mia.

Love,

Cherie

grace said...

What a precious B-day, memories to last you a lifetime. We r with u in heart. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIGI

Charlotte said...

Thats was beautiful, it is very inspirational to anyone. I hope you have a great Birthday I know that Mia probably got something very special for her Mommy. we are all looking forward to your safe return home, Tori can not wait to see the baby and Dave says when he gts back from Indiana (31st-5th) we have to make a trip over there for him to see Mia also we are all so thrilled for you. God Bless you all.

Danny & Jamie said...

Happy Birthday!!! Relish every moment of your first birthday as a mom!

We can't wait for you all to return. It of course will be difficult to just admire Mia from a distance the first few months. We know and respect the importance of all her creature comforts coming from you while you are still bonding though. We totally understand, but eagerly anticipate the day you give the okay for us to get our first solo hugs & kisses from your precious, precious little girl. Can't wait to see you all! We are loving all the updates and photos. Mia's personality comes shinning through in them. Keep them coming. Everyone here at work sends their love, awe, and best wishes. take care *heart'