Sunday, June 6, 2010


We don't have a lot of time to write but wanted everyone to know that we are getting to know Josie! She was very, very sad when we first met her and the tears were flowing. We were so sad for her and tried to comfort her. Her tears were silent but plentiful and it made our hearts ache for her. I can't imagine all she was feeling. She had to say goodbye to her foster mama and baba and all her foster siblings right before leaving to meet us. She was grieving.
We took her up to the room and tried to play with her. We showed her all the new toys. She immediately held up the Kia-Lan doll grandma bought her and wouldn't let it go. Other that that, we had no reaction other than occasional quiet tears. This lasted about 30 minutes until we blew up the beach ball!!!! She LOVED that ball and started giggling, laughing and having fun. She definitely is perfect for this family!!!! She is awesome at chatting and throwing and would play all day and night if possible. After that, she completely came out of her shell. We took her to get something to eat and found that she loves to eat!!! she also began to talk, sing and waved to us.
Gotta run. We have to fill out paperwork with our guide but wanted to give a quick update and a couple photos. We are SOOOOOO in love with her already! More to come!


  1. OMG I am loving it! Bring on the pink pants and hair clips!!!! Can't wait to meet her when you get home. Now, the worst is over, so just relax and enjoy the rest of your trip! :)

  2. What a truly amazing little girl---she sure lights up a room! Teya, of course, noticed her clothes right away! We can't wait to meet this little miracle! We are sending you our love and prayers. Enjoy getting to know "your daughter"!

    Love, All of us Boyers

  3. Jodi, I am so, so happy for you my friend!!

  4. yeah!!! We are so happy for you all. Izzy and I prayed a lot at church this morning for it all to go okay. We are so happy and can't wait to see her in person. Her smile looks infectious and she definitely looks happy now. See you at Eppley when you return.
    Steph,Chris and kids

  5. OH BEN and JODI, i am so happy for you all! so glad you were able to "find" her as i was worried for you :0) haha

    i am full of happy tears and can't wait to spend the 4th of July with you all! Have a safe return and I am pleased to hear she loves to eat!!!!

    Love Aunt Katie