introducing…

An Fu Mei 10.10.14 pic 3_3Here she is.  Her name is Fu Mei, which means, “beautiful blessing,” in Mandarin.  We will be giving her an American first name, a family name, but for now, she’s Fu Mei.  She’s about one and a half, which is just about a year younger than our daughter.  The nannies say over and over that she is lovely and very smart.  She has already had one or two surgeries on her club foot, and will probably need more treatment for that when she gets to the US.  She also has some “differences” to her sweet hands.  We still feel a little protective and vulnerable about sharing those with the world, so we’ll share more as we feel ready.  She’ll likely need a few surgeries on her hands, too.  Other than those two limb differences, she seems very healthy and vibrant.  We don’t know exactly when we’re going to get her, but it will be soon.  Life has been a whirlwind, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future!  God has showed His handiwork in so many marvelous ways in the last week or so, and in the perfect match of us with this beautiful, perfect little girl.

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4 thoughts on “introducing…

  1. Congratulations! One of my Chinese daughters also had club foot and has hand differences. Her name is Katie, and I do a monthly blog post of her “preschool” type activities at home on my blog, if you’d like to see her and what she can do. Your sweet Fu Mei will blow you away with her capability. We traveled in June of 2013, and finished serial casting for her club foot… I think in September? If you are anticipating casting, I have a few posts about that, and life with AFOs afterwards. Best wishes for a smooth paperchase! 🙂

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