Cherry Blossoms and China Bound!.... 4 more days!

F O U R   more days.....

Oh, my heart skips a beat when I see that we are in mini digit countdown!!!

7 more nights for Pippa to sleep in her little crib in the orphanage.

4 more nights in our house until we board our plane bound for China.

7 more days and we will meet Pippa!! And she will be our daughter FOREVER!!

I need to pinch myself... it all seems too wonderful!!

.... so with all this countdown and numbers.... God is ever so showing me His hand.. His smile. His kindness.....

First, it's spring time here in Alabama and the Cherry Blossoms are blooming! The Cherry blossom and Dogwood are my two favorite trees in the entire world and to have the Cherry Blossoom trees blooming around Birmingham is like a "nature sign" from God saying, "It's time for blossoms and spring and heading to  China land/ Pippa land!" Since Cherry blossoms come from China way way back many many years ago, it seems perfectly perfect that the Cherry trees are blooming.  I feel like each time I see the pink fluffy trees... it's as if they are waving at me and saying... "You are on your way to China soon!"

Also, through this wait and all.. we have gone through the winter and now entering real spring time... and real spring on many different levels.

I can't help but see that in symbolism too in Pippa's life.  Her "Spring time is coming!" Her life is about to be full of  "color" and "blossoming"!



And I think of this verse:

"See, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; and the season for singing has come. The cooing of doves is heard in our land." 

Song of Solomon 2: 11-12



So that's another Pippa verse I've carried around in my heart...and also, have been carrying it around in written form too... it goes with me on all my errands.... and I just look at it.. read it and remember God's love and his perfect timing in bringing us to our daughter.


So dear Pippa! The Spring is here!! We are only days away from meeting you for the first time!!

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I have no idea how you will respond to us the first time you meet us... you may be really scared...? Apprehensive? shy? unsure of these strange new people who are smiling at you and holding you.... but I do know this:

You are going to be LOVED so much! 

You are "spring time" to your mommy, daddy, sister and brother! The trees are blooming and the land is singing.... it's singing over here in America and it's singing in China as well!  Spring is here in both places.... and I can't think of a more PERFECT time to meet you!!!