Monday, February 7, 2011

Gotcha Day: Overwhelmed with joy...

Overwhelmed with joy...pretty much sums it up. I apologize for my lack of eloquence in this post, but the emotions we are feeling right now are so real, intense, raw, and just absolutely amazing. A little over 12 hours ago, we met our daughter. We've seen her pictures and have fallen in love with this beautiful little girl many times over before this day. However, we weren't prepared for just how intense and tremendous the love we would feel for her once we held her in our arms. Baby K is a precious little girl, so full of life and love. When we met her, she opened her arms and reached out to Edward right away. It melted my heart to see our baby girl finally in her Daddy's arms. While Edward was holding her, he brought her to me and she extended the same greeting. We are head over heels in love with baby K. We have waited for this moment for what seems like an eternity now. It may sound cliche, but truly, I can now say with reckless abandon that it was worth every second. My Faith in the Lord has taught me that nothing is a coincidence. God has created this specific path for our family from the start before we even knew it. Though the journey has been long and at times treacherous, it is because of His plans that has led us to this moment...a moment so tender that it brings tears of absolute joy in my heart. I am at this very instant, watching my husband and daughter sleep together, so peacefully, giving me such a God given affirmation that we were always meant to be a family.


  1. I have no words, other than that I am so happy for the three of you. Your words have given me goosebumps on my arms and tears in my eyes. Thank God for this wonderful gift of love.

  2. Wow is all I can say after reading your post!!! I am so absolutely happy for you guys and have been thinking about you all day and praying that things went well. It must be wonderful to watch your daughter sleeping right there next to you. Amazing!!! It must have totally melted your heart when you seen her reach out for Edward. I bet what he was feeling at that time was undescribable. Amazing!! I hope that these next few days are wonderful and that Kitin continues to settle in nicely. Enjoy every second and keep in touch!!! I can't wait to see some photos of you guys with your daughter. I am soooo happy for you three what a special family you will be!!! Take care mama and papa!!

  3. Tears of joy, imagining how it must be. The Lord has given you the desire of your heart and in such an amazing way. God bless the 3 of you!

  4. Okay...I just had to wipe the tears from my eyes two or three times so I could see to read the rest of this post and now I'm completely bawling! I am so happy for you Agnes! I can't even describe how happy I am for you!!! The Lord has blessed you and your faithfulness!!! Love you! Can't wait to see pics of you, Edward, and your precious baby girl together :)

  5. Like everyone else, I had to wipe the tears to finish reading your post. I am so happy for you and Edward. Your words are perfect for how you are feeling. Best wishes and God bless!

  6. My dear Ed and Agnes,

    Indeed what a blessing! I share in your joy...and tears of joy! Let us all celebrate God's graces and his unending love.

    Hugs and kisses to one and all. Have a safe journey ...home.

    And surely, we will soon see your precious little girl!

    Stay well and enjoy your stay. It will be bittersweet for everyone.

    Love and prayers,

  7. Amen and AMEN again!! I'm so happy for you =)
    May God bless you're time together as a new family,
    I can almost see Him dancing with joy!
    Cara (home from the Philippines with Vandam & Tangcoy in November)

  8. I am so very very happy for you!! Praying that you all adjust beautifully to being a family! Little Miss Kristine Faith sounds like a very precious gift from God! Enjoy!


  9. I'm so happy for you! I have goosebumps! Enjoy every precious moment.