Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Totally Overwhelmed by the power of the internet x2....

I had a completely different post planned for tonight & I fell into a blubbery mess when I opened my email to find this.....




I can't seem to control the tears that seem to be endlessly flowing down my face.
I'm sure I don't need to tell you all what a blessing this is to have these 6 extra photos of Emerson dating from 9-8-08 to 3-10-09. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. These photos came to me through a Spanish organization that sponsors children. Our family will forever be grateful for this program & we are already discussing what we can do as a family for the children left behind in Shangrao Ling Orphanage. Though we will bring our unforgotten daughter home, a piece of our heart will forever be with the children left behind.
Let me point out how small the world really is....
My dear friend K, decided to check with a friend of hers that lives in Spain, Carmen, to see if she knew of this organization. Not only did she know of the organization, but she herself sponsored a child from Shangrao Ling Orphanage who was also assigned to the U.S.A. with Emerson. I'm blown away with how small the world is & how kind the human spirit is.
Thank you for this gift of her history.

52 comments:

Pug Mama said...

ever since you called me, I have been sitting here on your blog hitting refresh over and over again waiting for these pictures to pop up.
She looks so happy and so healthy and so beautiful!!!!
Amazing thing this internet is....
what a blessing.

Pug Mama said...

I almost forgot ------ LOOK AT ALL THAT HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julie said...

So excited for you. I would have loved new pics for either of our referrals.

A Beautiful Mess said...

it is a small world...after all:P

she is a beauty!

Debbie said...

simply amazing. so thrilling to have these pieces of her history!!! what a pumpkin she is ... especially in that orange!!!! love it!

Colleen said...

Dude!!!! Ditto to Pugmama...ever since we hung up...waiting for this! OH MY GOD!! That is your girl. YOUR Emerson Grace. Oh she is simply stunning...those little lips. I love her. I am totally in love with her. This is such a wonderful gift. I can sleep well tonight. :) Thank you for sharing.

Colleen said...

SHE HAS SIMPLES!! Look at that smile. Oh my gawd...

Jodee Leader said...

She is absolutely adorable! I am so glad you switched posts tonight!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Awesome....love how small the world really is.

When we received Ethan's referral, I found out that there was woman on our orphanage yahoo group that had raised money for his heart surgery as well as another child's cleft lip surgery. She and I hooked up and she offered me more pictures and history provided by Love Without Boundaries...amazing. I turned it into a bigger circle of love and donated money raised through Katie Starr's 2nd birthday party in lieu of presents to sponsor a child from her orphanage with Spina Bifida. She had her surgery and is now in the US with her new family...what a blessing for them and for us.

Love the pics of your beautiful Emerson and I am truly happy for you.

Liz and Ava said...

What a lovely and wonderful surprise to have these pictures of your daughter to treasure. A little piece of her history to have for her. She appears to be well loved.

Special K said...

Wait... tell the whole story...
Carmen is only my friend because she contacted me thru My Blog a few months ago to say hello. We haven't met in real life but were connected because of the blog and exchanged e-mails back and forth.

The Power Of The Internet People!!
Do y'all have goosebumps yet? Cuz I do. Call it fate, destiny, red threads or whatever. But everything happens for a reason, right?

I'm so thankful Carmen reached out from Spain. Because of her connection she was able to contact this agency (who she is a member of!! Coincidence? Or fate?) and get this info sent to T right away.

Thank you thank you thank you Carmen! This means so much to my friend and I'm grateful for your help.

PS. T... she's beautiful! I'm so happy you have this priceless little piece of Eme's history.

simply t said...
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Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Tracy ...
Emerson is sooo BEAUTIFUL..
look at her pretty little face..
I can't imagine how you are feeling..
HUGS..
Love the photos..
thanks for the update..
I know you are sooo happy..

simply t said...

A HUGE THANK YOU to CARMEN! I can not believe the connections made in this China/Adopt world of blogging. It's all to much for my tiny brain to process
....overwhelmed I tell ya...

& thanks K for piecing it all together....

Jboo said...

Oh my gosh!! Look at your sweet baby girl!! How wonderful for you all to have these photos and a bit more history of your Emerson Grace. It is kind of a small world after all!

Janet

Dawn said...

What a BEAUTY!!!! I too am so amazed at how small this world seems when you are in the middle of this adoption journey...I am thrilled you were able to have more pics of your little Lady!!!!

Dawn and Dale said...

Yay God!! :) What a beautiful blessing!!!!

cougchick said...

She is utterly gorgeous! What a wonderful blessing to have these fantastic connections via the web. I am so thrilled for you, T.

Ellen in So Cal said...

You are right; what an awesome gift. I think I see pigtails in your near future. All the best; she's beautiful.

Angela said...

Oh, I just knew you would end up getting those photos, and what a cutie she is!!!
Now, for that TA to hurry up and get here!

Island Girl said...

T

She is so gorgeous and look at the hair. There will definitely some "Hair Pretties"* for her in the future. It sure is a small world we live in forsure. Again Thank-You for letting us come on the is jounrney to you Unforgotten Daughter!!!
[{HUGS}]
Bobbie

* I never call them Hair Pretties I call them torture devices. I suck at hair. I stole it from Dawn of Dawn and Dale up above

Colleen said...

Ohhh you lucky Mommy you getting so many photos of your cutie pie!! I am so happy you heard back from them!!!

Lindsay said...

What a terrific gift for you all to have these photos. Love her little smile - there's a lot of personality behind it!

Glinda said...

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~Deepak Chopra

This is that moment in Emerson's life...the door is wide open, just waiting for you to step inside where you will hold the promise of a bright future in your arms.

What a wonderful gift you have been given by these wonderful people.

She is stunning.

Shari U said...

Oh how sweet! What a gift to have those pictures. Lucky, lucky mama!

Joanne said...

What a blessing!!! Your girl is just precious; looks healhty and oh so happy :)
I can totally relate to the small world theroy ~ I remember finding a woman who was going to visit Mia's SWI a week or so after our "referral" and she was able to go and visit with Mia (DanDan) - it gave me such peace and comfort ~ so happy for you!!

Meg said...

sooooo happy for you ! what an amazing gift!!!! she is a beauty- a treasure for sure. Every little piece of their history is priceless- hoping for a speedy TA.....
Meg

Marla said...

Awwwww, look at her! Miss Emerson is one cute little lady. And wow @ her hair growing out!

SOOOOOO happy that you were able to get these. Way to go Carmen!!! :)

Catherine said...

Oh!! Emerson is absolutely beautiful and these pictures are a gift from God! Love how all the pieces fit together for your friend and her friend to help you out. So cool!!

What a beautiful baby girl you have mommy! Cannot wait for the day when you are holding her in your arms!!!

Debra said...

Aawwww, she is so adorable! I'm so glad you were able to get these photos. I love the one of her with her foster Mom. Love the background, everything.
Huge Congrats,
Debra

stephanie and scott said...

I am so happy for you and just love the new pics of Emerson! Truly something to cherish! I can attest to the wonders of the internet as well. Not long after we got Meigan, her orphanage starting giving out books that told all about the orphanage and foster villages with color pictures. I sooo wanted a book! I found a person in my group that had an extra and he was kind enough to send us one. Just got it yesterday! Hoping it's something Meigan will treaure later, too:)

Colleen said...

I had to come look again. And for the record...I meant to say "Dimples"... LOL!

Gawd is she cute! She has such a beautiful spirit - you can just see it in her face. You can... she is ready for the Paradise life. Lucky girl! :)

I looove Glinda's saying. So true.

Tawni said...

I know our experiences are a little different - but, when I met A's birthmom she gave me all of her ultrasound pictures. I know these will be so important to A eventually - and they are so important to me.

These pictures are a part of Emerson's history. And yours.

I am so thrilled that you received them. And you are right, the world is so small.

t

Tawni said...

I can't believe I forgot to say this: SHE IS SO STINKIN BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Can you believe how cute she looks in that orange coat. Oh.My.Gosh. Shut.Up. She is beautiful!

danaedmisten said...

She is precious and she has grown some HAIR!! Congratulations on these wonderful pictures. I'm sure it makes you want to get there all the faster....

kris said...

Damn if I'm not crying with you. Tears streaming down my face as I type this. It's such a beautiful world - it really is. You just have to glimpse beyond the mess - the human spirit is truly amazing.

And Emerson Grace is absolutely beautiful- so happy you have more of her history in your hands. :O)

Julie said...

How incredible... she's absolutely beautiful!

Sandra said...

What a treasure. She looks like such a happy girl (and beautiful, too!)

Luna said...

Ohhhh T, I'm so happy you got these photos of your girl!!! She is so adorable....I bet you can't take your eyes off her!

Lisa (Briana's Mom) said...

It is such a blessing to have these precious photos!

lora said...

Congrats! The Internet is amazing......What a treasure!!

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

OMg.. how freaking amazing are those pictures and the story behind them. I'm telling you, the world really is a much smaller place than it seems and I totally believe that 6 person thing.. you know, someone you are connected to everyone but only 6 people. (or something like that)

Melinda said...

What beautiful pictures of your little girl! What a blessing for your family!

thegreybullet said...

What a true blessing to receive such a piece of your daughter's history! You deserve every little blessing that comes your way.

K is an awesome decective to put all of of the pieces together. I choose that Fate had a lot to do with it all.

Emerson is just breath taking. I love her little dimples! Can not waitto see Emerson in your arms!! I hope it will be very soon!

Ellen

LaLa said...

She is so beautiful!!! I am so happy you got extra pictures..what a gift!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is adorable.
Vicki

Polar Bear said...

Amazing! Absolutely AMAZING!!!

E is BEAUTIFUL!

What a treasure!

Debbie said...

What a blessing!!!!

Diana said...

She is beautiful:)
How wonderful to get these extra pictures:)

Princess Diaries said...

I was able to get pics of Miya in foster care (after my adoption was complete and we were home) from FTIA who sponsered her foster care.
It is still extremely difficult for me to look at those pictures. I feel such an ache when I see how fragile she looked, and without me there to protect her. I can't imagine how you must feel seeing these photos before you have her and not knowing she is safe and sound in your arms. These really are some extraordinary pics. Thank you for sharing.

Ninona said...

We are glad to ear you enjoy so much this photos. For us it's very important.
Adopchina

Kayce said...

So much joy in this post T! The internet is incredible!! Love all the pictures of your sweet girl!