Sunday, January 9, 2011

Certificate of United States Citizenship

Eva Monet Jiawan Baltes' Certificate of United States Citizenship arrived on Friday, January 7th, 2011.  As Eva played on her bedroom floor, we opened the big white envelope.  She had no idea how significant this piece of paper was to her and the life that lay before her.  David and I, on the other hand, did.  We cried.  

Thank you Lord.  You have blessed us richly.


  1. AWESOME!!! What a journey it has been and now another one as you adventure together as a family. Thanks for sharing the pictures - she is such a cutie!
    Love you guys,
    L&M :)

  2. congratulations to you both....Eva Monet is a seems you were all destined to find each other.....enjoy


  3. What a very special day! Congratulations to all 3 of you- Eva is BEAUTIFUL!

  4. Dave she is so cute. You are a lucky Man.

  5. Awww, what a cute set of pics - adorable outfit for an adorable princess :)

    Congrats on the COC - it is such a special moment - don't you love how the adoption journey has so many memorable special moments built in to it? Dates to reminisce over, like the altar/marker stones that the Israelites used to remember the goodness of Jehovah!

  6. So HAPPY for all of you!!!!!!! She is an incredible gift from our wonderful Lord!!!!!

    Love you guys!!!!!!!!!