Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Asleep and at Peace

To God be the Glory Great Things He has done.

Baby Hanna is sound asleep right now, but her world has been turned upside down.  Today was I think the hardest day I have ever endured.  I took two of the longest car rides of my life, and I had to watch someone I love so dearly grieve so very hard.  Yet in the grieving, all of a sudden there was joy and we had about 2 hours tonight of her precious personality.  She's a mover and a shaker and I think could run a nation one day.  She is strong willed, and knows what she wants, but that's kind of what Weigner girls are all about!   She will fit right in.  I'll write more later, since baby girl is asleep and I only got two hours of sleep last night, I want to sleep when she does.  She could wake up at any time and start grieving again, which means I'll put the baby carrier, with her on my back and walk until she falls asleep.

Here are a few pictures from today of the miracle of her smile and the priceless moments we had to enjoy her personality.  Out of the blue, she came over to Mark who was on the floor, she walked past him, than stooped and looked at him and came up to him with open arms and gave him a hug.  I was able to witness the whole thing, but not a camera fast enough.  It was a SLICE OF HEAVEN! 

Her foster mother and 2 foster sister were incredible.  She was LOVED and ADORED oh so much.  Please pray for their hearts tonight as they are completely broken in two.  Hanna has taken a liking to Narae because I think she looks like one of her foster daughters.  SO thankful we brought Narae and Adah with us.  Today, they witnessed one of the hardest things in pulling a baby away from her loved ones, but though we were all sobbing in the car, God gave us moments of healing which made them even more miracles.  If she didn't grieve I would worry.  Her heart is broken, and that means she was loved hard.  I know God will heal her heart, and we will just trust Him for each and every day. 

Good night everyone and thank you for your prayers.

This was a few moments that she laid her head on my shoulder. It was the first time she would let me hold her.  How do you spell Heaven.  H A N N A!

Her foster mother just sat beside me and wiped tears from her eyes for about 20 minutes.  It was breaking my heart.....and I just had my arm around her, and prayed for her heart.  Oh, how she loved our girl......her daughter sat beside her wiping tears away. This baby has had an amazing foundation of unconditional love.  We know she will get through this because of how her foster mother has loved her.  STRONGLY and DEEPLY!

In the taxi looking out the window waiting for the taxi to go.  The director of SWS came and had the foster family say goodbye at the elevator.  I had to pull Hanna out of her foster mothers arms and she just screamed in the elevator into the cab.  She was a little distracted by the traffic .....for a moment.

This was just before the 45 minutes of crying for all of us.
She finaaly just was so exhasuted she fell asleep on Narae.

They found comfort in each other.  The miracle of this photo, and the impact this has been on Narae will only be know in heaven one day.

Comforting a broken heart because she hurt so much for her little sister.  I look like I've aged 10 years in this picture, and nothing could have prepared me for what that experience would have been like.



After grieving again for her foster family, than popping her on my back, she calmed right down, went to sleep and we pray will find sweet rest!

This is the Lord's is marvelous in our eyes!

Love to ALL from SEOUL!!!!


Hardcorescrapper said...

GOD IS SOOOOO GOOD! I went between weeping and smiling through your entire post! I remember sitting on those exact chairs in the SWS office with my heart pounding in my throat. And that raw emotion on Adelyn's gotcha day... I've never had such conflicting emotions before... such intense joy to finally hold our daughter and such a broken heart for her and her amazing foster family. God is so great and he will heal Hanna's little heart and soon this will pass and you will only see that smiling little face! She is so beautiful! Thank you for documenting even the tough parts. The pictures are priceless. It is so obvious your family loves her so much! Your fifth little princess will be part of an amazing family! HUGS!!

Danielle's World said...

WoW!! This is so awesome. My eyes were filled and overflowing with tears as I read your post. Thank you again for sharing your journey with all of us. Hanna is so sweet. We will pray as she heals from the loss of the family she knew. How cool that she was placed into your family though!! God is good.

Becky said...

So precious. Crying tears of joy AGAIN for you all. She is so precious and sweet. God's rest and blessings to you all today!!

Lydia said...

Wow! I am just amazed at God's awesome goodness and grace. And I'm so in awe of how a young girl like Adah can feel her little sister's pain. You can tell that extreme bond is already there between the sisters. I cried through this entire post, as I have with all your others. The videos are absolutely precious! Evan and I have talked about adopting a little Korean girl someday, and reading through your journey has just increased the desire all the more. Karen, your family leads such an incredible example of love and compassion! You are one amazing, strong family! I can't wait to meet this precious little sunshine I've had the privilege of hearing and reading about. Love you all!

klgolden said...

Blessings and much love to you and family, my dear sister and friend! XO

Sandra said...

What a beautiful post, it captures all the crazy emotions of that day. I sobbed while reading it. That handover at the elevator is brutal.
Congrats on being complete!

choi said...
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choi said...

wow naeun looks so good :D
I'm naeun's foster sister bo kyung.
I think my sister looks like your daughter too. haha
I'm so glad to see naeun's picture,
and my all family too.
happiness for naeun and your family.^____^

Christy said...

Hugs and prayers! God is good, but I'm only beginning to imagine how hard it is (and will be for us one day) to experience that. Praying that the rest of your trip goes smoothly and for God's comfort on Hana and all of you! ;)