Saturday, December 11, 2010

Home, Home, Home SWEET Home - North Carolina

Since arriving home from China, the last 5 days have been a blur...   We have loved being home and Eva has been a gem.  After getting little or no sleep, in addition to the extensive travel, etc, however, David and I are both on RX/antibiotics and still not feeling up to our best.  

In spite of illness, we are loving little Miss Eva Monet.  She keeps us smiling and continues to bring joy to our world.  We are quite smitten with her.  I still look at her and ask myself if this is Really Real...   Is this precious child really my daughter?  Am I really a mom?  It feels so very natural to be her mom.  I do not feel nervous or uptight mothering her which is wonderful.  It feels really comfortable to hold her, feed her, talk with her, tease her, love on her, kiss on her, tickle her...  All of it.  I love that.  It's very special to see how the 3 of us seem to fit so well in this short period of time.   How special it is to watch my husband play and love on our daughter.  David and I both feel so blessed to have Eva in our lives and thank the Lord for what we believe to be His plan for all of us.  

We were surprised at the airport with a welcome by some friends and my sister, Auntie Shelly, who is more than excited.  Very, very thoughtful...  Eva was happy to meet the crew even after 24+ Hrs of travel!  (sigh)    Thank you Melissa, Carrie, Hilary, Les & Shelly!!  We enjoyed watching you all with Eva.  Your smiles made our homecoming extra special.  


  1. The thing that keeps making me cry is the thought of how truly wonderful it is when God does something so amazing for people who love Him and love others so well! Look... look at all the people, all over this country rejoicing with you at the arrival of Eva! Look at all the lives you've touched, including mine and my family's!!

    Proverbs 11:10

    10 When it goes well for good people, the whole town cheers;
    when it goes badly for bad people, the town celebrates.
    (from THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language © 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson. All rights reserved.)

    Love you guys, so happy for God's grace in your lives!! Thanks for sharing the last few weeks through your blog. What a blessed, blessed little girl Eva Monet is!!!!

  2. This is so amazing and wonderful. I hope we can meet her sooner rather than later. I know there are many wanting to meet Eva and you will need to settle into your new role. We will have to pick a time when we can visit. We love you all and are so blessed to see God's hand in your lives. He is good!! We will be praying that you recover quickly, get much rest and enjoy your bonding time with sweet Eva!

  3. Yay, HOME SWEET HOME for real. Now you can pad around in your jammies and let your bodies heal and rest. I can't imagine being so sick and having to get "life" on track. Be good to yourself and rest, rest, rest. You'll need your energy to be SANTA to your baby girl :) Methinks there shall be much spoiling coming out from under that tree this year :) As it should be!!!!!

    So happy for you all, what a treasure you have been given. Rejoicing with you!

  4. Treva, who but you would look so good after such a long trip and being sick. :) I hope you guys are all on the mend. Thank you so much for your blog posts. It makes me feel like you're not so far away. You know we wish that we could be close to you guys during this time. But we'll see you in a few weeks!!