The Journey of a Lifetime

Ryan and I have decided to pursue our forth adoption and add another beautiful baby to our family. We couldn't be happier and are thrilled! Join us in our journey in adopting baby Schlenner!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mama & baby meet... and fall in love!

(Ann called in this info from Ethiopia around 10 am today) "Met my beautiful baby Ahnya today! I saw her from across the room and my heart leapt!! Finally, finally... my baby. She came to me immediately and cried every time I needed to put her down. Somehow I believe she knows I'm her mama. We spent 3 hours in the morning and 1 1/2 hours in the afternoon with my sweet child. Fed her some milk and cereal. Unfortunately, she has a little cough and a cold, but nothing we can't cure with love and care. It is night now and we need to sleep quick so we can get back to see Ahnya tomorrow morning. Love from Africa!! ~ Ann"


Anonymous said...

Of course she knows you are mama...all she had to do was see the look in your eyes. Honey, I am so thrilled that you are there safely and have your baby within your reach. She loves you, we love you and can't wait to meet her.

Cathy said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! We just got home and are tired but so in love. Enjoy every minute of Ethiopia, it truly is an amazing place!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful that she recognized the love you had toward her and felt safe in your arms! Are you able to read these comments there in Ethiopia? They were one of the highlights of each day while we were in China. I encourage everyone to comment every day - we couldn't get enough of connections to home while we were half a world away. It was like, "They care about us! In their hearts, they are traveling with us!"
Auntie Erma

Tiffany said...

Crying tears of joy (and memories).