Wednesday, June 23, 2010

our first meeting with Zoya....


We met her officially today!! After a meeting with the orphanage director to review her social and medical history, Zoya was brought in to meet us. Interestingly, another adoptive family, the Whites (adopting 3), were there, and we got to see each other meeting each other's kids. It was really special to be in on that, kind of like witnessing child birth....of triplets, ha!  I believe the Whites captured our introduction video, but getting the video from their video camera to this blog might be a little difficult, so you'll have to use your imagination for now. Zoya was dressed pretty with her hair all fixed up, and was already smiling when they brought her in to us. She went right up into John's lap. 


Our translator told us that while her nanny was getting her dressed up, she asked if today was the day she was getting a mommy and a daddy? Oh, my heart. I wonder if she already knew we were 'the ones'? Who knows. This precious girl has already faced so many challenges in her short little life and has been waiting a very long time for a family to love her and a community to embrace her. Please love her with us. Our visit was very short because it was lunch time. But before she went back, she went to the candy jar in the director's office, and picked out candy for everybody in the room, and went from person to person handing out candy. She blew kisses when she left and we promised to come see her tomorrow.

20 comments:

Jill said...

I can't wait to hear more about Zoya! :D

Anonymous said...

Ahhh...she knew. She knew from the first day she saw you. I know it!

Jan

Mary said...

Oh my goodness, she sounds so precious! I can't wait to hear more about Zoya. Congratulations!!!

Shelly said...

I wanted to share something with you; Do you have a favorite show you watch maybe once a week or everyday? Since you have been there every morning i get up and it is like i am tuning into my favorite show to see what happens next! I know you think your life is boring but to the "viewers" it is the best life ever!!! Keep up the great job your are doing and i will continue to pray for you and John and ALL your babies :) I will tune in tomorrow morning!!!! Hope i didn't bore you :-)~

Sunnie said...

Ohhh I can't wait to hear more!!! This is like reading a great book that you have to put down but don't want to because you want to see what happens on the next page.
And i believe she knew you were hers!!!

heatherbrown said...

Oh, so precious!
Even though I will never met her, I am happy to love her with you.

Julia said...

Precious.... I can't imagine what is going on in her heart - and yours. So excited for you AND the White's!!

Melissa said...

Charissa,

I'm just getting caught up on all of the excitement your family is experiencing. I can't tell you how much you and John have touched my heart w/ your open arms to these precious little ones. You guys are heroes to so many people, including me. Love you!

Stephanie said...

Very sweet!!!! She's adorable! Can't wait to she how she blossoms and grows like Ava did! Are you keeping her name Zoya or ???

Amy L said...

Zoya sounds like a tiny little piece of HEAVEN! Bless her heart! Can't wait to hear more!
Amy

Anonymous said...

OMG we need pictures!!

Amy...who wanted 4. said...

I just melted reading your post. She sounds.....perfect.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Oh my heart! What a sweet girl! I am so glad you can now visit with her and not have to wait for the "nice nanny"

jennifer... said...

Another starfish gratefully redeemed. It's precious. Of course we will love her with you!

thedickinsonfamily said...

Picture Perfect! I already adore her. I can't wait until I can give her a hug myself. Congratulations!

Larsen Family said...

You never cease to amaze me. Congrats. I can't wait to see more of them.

RoverHaus said...

Hey guys, love you tons and are enjoying the adventure with you. Thanks for doing such a great job of keeping us all posted.

Huge hugs!

Anonymous said...

I am in awe as to how God is orchestrating all of this. This is truly an amazing adventure, and so NOT boring. You have very moment filled with love and nurturing and understanding and patience...should I go on?
I love you guys and the new babies have a wonderful BIG family to love them...and extended family as well. Love you, Aunt Sharon

Justine said...

Charissa,

This post had me in tears...not the choked-up, eyes-welling kind of tears...no, the sobbing slobbering kind of tears. I am SO SO excited for your family and what God has in store for all of you. Zoya is precious and I do love her with you. I am amazed by her insight. God told her you were coming. Oh, there I go, sobbing again...

JennyH said...

She is precious! What a sweetie asking if today was "the" day. SO sad for the other kiddos waiting so long. But happy one more little girl has a family.


I'm with Shelly-- I always have to check in to see the latest. Thank you for sharing this journey with your readers. We love it.