Saturday, September 24, 2011


Brent and Alyssia Xiao Bao are home at last.

They landed in Richmond last night at 9 pm. The four oldest children and I met them at the airport, while my dad graciously agreed to babysit the little ones so they could go to bed.

She's chubby, soft and sweet. Spent the night in restless sleep, snuggled up as close as possible to her "baba" (Chinese for Daddy).

This morning, she's enjoyed playing with the other children, even giving a few hugs and smiles.

But she wants NOTHING to do with me. :)

I'm pretty sure she thinks this is the next "hand-off".....a repeat, if you will, of two weeks ago, when she was told "Here is your new baba---he loves you!" and then they were gone forever.

Now, here is the "new baba" saying---"Here is your new mama---she loves you!"


I'm taking it in stride, knowing it won't last forever.

But OH, how I'm longing to snuggle her little self. I have taken the liberty of kissing her cheek and she's just as kissable as I had hoped!


  1. It's great to hear they are home! That sad little face just beaks my heart! I pray that she will understand quickly that she is forever home with her family that loves and adores her. I can't wait to hear that she is loving and cuddling with you!

  2. I'm so happy that your family is finally ALL Together!! My heart aches for little Alyssia. Her entire world has been turned upside down. But, Praise Him that she has formed a bond with her Daddy...someone to give her a sense of safety and security. I will be praying for her heart, for healing of the broken parts and that she will just "know" to seek out a Mothers nurturing. Would you kiss her on the cheek for me? My love to all of the B Family! ~ Jo

  3. the whole family together at last! *Wonderful!*

  4. So happy to hear that your entire family is now under one roof! Praise God!

  5. It's wonderful to hear that everyone is home safe and sound. Alyssia is so stunningly beautiful!! I know you will put a smile on her little face soon.

  6. Shes beautiful!! Congratulations!!!!! Glad they got home safely!:)

  7. What a little beauty! And i'm sure she will soon catch on that she has an incredible family!
    Blessing to you!


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