Thursday, May 14, 2009

Introducing Mia Grace Rui






We are thrilled to finally be able to introduce our sweet Mia! Her Chinese name is Dang Rui(pronounced Dong Ray) and she is from Nanyang City, Henan. She was born on February 13, 2008 and just turned 15 months old. She was born with a congenital heart defect and will have surgery soon after coming home.

From her reports at 11 months old she is crawling, knocking two blocks together, and pronounces a letter consciously. She is also described as quiet and having a ready smile. Boy is she going to be in for a change when she comes home because our boys are anything but quiet! She is currently in foster care which we consider a true blessing.

It is hard to believe after all these months of waiting and praying we finally have a daughter. She is truly an answer to many prayers and WE are the lucky ones!

BTW we only received three pictures of her and I lovingly refer to her look as the "bundled baby" look. Doesn't she look thrilled? If you look closely under the hat it does look like she has a head full of hair perfect for hairbows!

For this child I prayed; and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him. 1 Samuel 1:27




12 comments:

Kim K. said...

She's absolutely precious. I'm so happy for your family. Adopting a heart child will be a life-changing experience. It's a amazing journey. Blessings to you all.

reyfam1994 said...

Hallelujah! So thrilled for you all . Here's praying we can travel together!

Sarah
www.soon2b6.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Bergeron said...

I am beyond happy for you knowing how long the wait has been, even for a waiting child. God has rewarded you for your faithfulness with this little child and well, I am just over the hill happy for you!! She reminds me of my Emma with her little mouth. TA should not take too long now. Praying for the Swine Flu to go away. You may even travel with some of the ladybugs!! Two of them are waiting. OH, a heart baby is a very special one. Our little Emma is so full of life and her little heart is almost completely healed.

Pamela said...

Melinda & Family,
As I've said already in our ladybug group and facebook :) I am so excited for you. Ofcourse, your family has had a special place in my heart as a mom to 3 boys also. Adding a daughter has been such a dream come true for me and I can only imagine that it must be the same for you. Enjoy every minute of this time as you prepare to bring Mia home! She'll be home with you before you know it and you'll forget what life was like without her :) Congratulations!!!

Karmen and Greg said...

I think she has a weeks worth of clothes on! LOL! She is absolutely gorgeous ... and I can't wait to see her in your arms. Congratulations! : )

Ruth said...

Congratulations! She will be in your arms before you know it! Can't wait to follow your journey to her!!

Donna said...

I love the little bundled beauty!! I've honestly never seen another referred child be THAT bundled before! Is her province up north? Just curious...so, so, so happy for you! Enjoy this time, it's much easier waiting when you know who you're waiting for :)

Kelly (Mike and Zane) said...

I am SO happy for you and your family! I pray your Mia will be in your arms soon. She is just precious!! Congratulations!!

Angie said...

Oh Melinda! She is beautiful! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see her in your arms....with a huge bow in her hair, of course!!
Congrats again!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations Melinda, I'm so happy for you and your family! She's such a little sweetie bundled and all!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations! Love all those clothes...she sorta looks like a Michelin Baby! She really is beautiful! Here's to speedy LOA and TAs! Hopefully you'll get to China before it gets too hot ;-)

sara said...

She's beautiful!! congratulations! Our "heart baby" is from Henan too!