Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm Ready To Be Extraordinary

We have made it to the end of our rainbow! We have reached our pot of gold! Our beautiful princess is an orphan no more! We gotcha Sara Lily! Gotcha for good!

It was a very rainy, cold, busy, exciting, overwhelming, sweaty, surreal, happy, sad, joyful, tearful, much anticipated, lovely, starving, magical, perfect day! Although I listed a fair few, words really cannot explain how I feel! To look over at Sara this very moment as she sleeps makes my heart swell! I am so grateful for this opportunity! If someone would have told me even 2 years ago that I would travel 6000 miles to Kiev, Ukraine to rescue a little girl from a life that I can't even fathom, I would have never believed them. Many would say that Sara is a lucky little girl, but I would have to say that I am the lucky one! I wish I could relive this moment over and over, because it feels amazing! Whether I have given birth to my 1st, 2nd, or 3rd child, or adopted my 4th or 5th, the feeling is the same when a little one has entered my heart and my life!  During this journey I have felt my Savior's love, seen many miracles, and have had many answered prayers. My joy is full!

I am really exhausted and am so ready to cuddle my baby girl, but I just had to post another video with pics from this glorious day! The live footage will have to come later because I do not have enough room on my computer to store it. There was a little snag that we ran into when we arrived at the orphanage. It set us back a couple of hours before we could actually take her so we were able to have another visit while we waited. So you'll see her in her cute (blue) orphanage clothes first, then in her sweet little (pink) dress. It's tough to juggle a camera and video camera so we only have pics after we have left and got in the car. We'll create a masterpiece with live footage once we are home but for now enjoy the show. Our Sara Lily is ready to bloom. She's ready to be extraordinary!


  1. Oh, I'm crying! Love this video! She looks amazing in her new clothes!! She's seriously the cutest! I love her cheesy grin! I can't wait to meet her in person! I'm so, so happy you guys get to come home in 48 hours!! Hooray for your whole family and for sweetest little Sara!!!

  2. Be still my heart....that smile of hers is amazing!

  3. Beautiful. Jodi, I am so happy for your family! Perfect.

  4. one beautiful little girl and family !!