Saturday, March 3, 2012

our miracle girl

i usually do not share this information, but i feel it is a must with Ainsley. I can't keep quiet about all God has done. Just can't.
when we said 'yes' to Ainsley we knew that it would be a long road with a lot of unknowns. We were totally comfortable with it. God gave us peace that surpassed all understanding. He held us and encouraged us and when the rest of the world said 'no' He said 'yes'

Ainsley was ours. Long before we knew her, she was ours.

When we arrived in China and met Ainsley we realized why God had sped our process along so quickly. No one else's had gone nearly as fast..why were we so lucky? We quickly found out when the sweet Nanny handed us a tiny 12lb baby girl trembling in fear. She was in desperate need of us. We were in desperate need for her. She needed love, care, and a family. All of which we could and would provide.

We loved our girl those two weeks in China and it was amazing to see how she changed day by day. She went from not moving, making any noise, or showing any emotion to crying at the slightest need {or simply wanting to be held}, wanting me or her mama all the time, crawling everywhere and loving life. She is a miracle.
Once home, we visited many different doctors and they all said the same thing, the thing we knew all along, 'She is perfect'.

Ainsley has been home for 2 months exactly. In those two months she has gained 13lbs {her new nickname is Chubby Bunny..hehe}, took her first steps, and began to make words! {which is HUGE for a CL/CP child}
She is truly our little miracle. We could not be more thankful to the One who so beautifully orchestrated our family and put Ainsley in it.

If you are standing on the edge of a boat, step right on out. Walking on the water takes FAITH, but you can't walk on the water unless you get out of the boat. If God is with you, trust me, you may be in for the best and biggest blessings of your life. I know we are.

Happy Sunday, Y'all!
Ni Hao Yall


  1. I did not realize she was cl/cp till you mentioned it. Her lip is beautifully repaired. Our daughter's lip was beautifully repaired in China too.

    I love her purple shoes!

    God is good!

  2. She is PRECIOUS! And you are all so blessed to be her family. I just love these pics!!! Wow, two months already!

  3. I love your story and the encouragement... reminds me so much of the journey we are on to our newest little one. Thanks for sharing the pics of your BEAUTIFUL sweetie and the abundant love you have for her!

  4. I found your blog on Stefanie's blog & think I saw your Mom and Ainsley at the civil affairs office & police station in Xi'an as their gotcha' day was the same as ours! She was such a tiny, scared little girl, so happy to see her doing so well, she is just gorgeous!! I just looked at the travel blog for Ainsley & in the picture where the nanny is handing her over, my DD is standing there looking at her :)

  5. Thank you for this post. We are on the verge of starting our second adoption - this time SN - and it is scary with all the unknowns. Your post reminded me to listen to God's voice at each step. His perfect will is what I want - whatever the referral info says..
    Here from Ni Hao Ya'll.

  6. Popping over from SS

    And I just have to say, wow! What incredible weight gain. Way to step out in faith! God is so Good!

  7. What a beautiful little girl! We are in process for a little boy said to have CP, but our doctors have all said the same thing "perfect."

  8. I was talking about your blog post with my husband last night. Its amazing what love, nutrition, and family can do for a little one. Your sister is doing awesome!

  9. beautiful post, ashton! thank you for sharing :) ainsley is perfect!! so amazing to see what happens when we follow God's voice!

  10. She is beautiful!! What a doll! Wow, your adoption process went Lightening fast! We are 10 months into it and not matched yet. That is fantastic! What a sweet blessing she must be. We can't wait to join the adoptive parents club. Thanks for sharing pics!


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