The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gotcha Day video



Mary said...

Mark, Elaine, Eden and Ren, What a wonderful video! Ren has such a wonderful smile. Have fun getting to know one another. Love, Mary George

Rachel C. said...

Oh my gosh, I wept when I saw this. And I laughed, too.

mai said...

OMG what a gorgeous video. I got chills and tears. Have a wonderful time getting to know and love one another. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You guys are truly blessed.

Heather said...

I love the video. Ren is such a complete angel (of course, I don't have to keep up with him all day!)

I wanted you to know that we got our LOA last night! If you see Cooper while you're visiting the orphanage, please tell him (and his nanny) that we're coming for him soon. I think we'll be able to travel sometime in June. Now if I can just hold on for 2 more months!

I'm so glad things are going well. I'll continue to pray for the whole family.

Bill and Toni said...

Oh Mark - what a beautiful talent you have!!
Oh Guys - what a beautiful family you have!!
Oh Father - what a beautiful plan You have!!!

Thanks so very much for posting your Gotcha! Day video and for the tears of joy it gave me. Can't wait to get that stinkin' homestudy done and that 171 in our hands!!

God bless your journey,
Toni, for the Bentons

Mommy said...

Crying tears of joy for you! Those Kung Fu moves are going to get him in some trouble at some point. :-) He is so handsome and I know you all are overjoyed! Congrats! I've been out of pocket for a few days so I missed a few posts but I'm up to date now. JIK you haven't heard the news...we "met" our daughter on Friday! Take care and hope Mark feels better soon.


Anonymous said...

I love the video!! It is such a wonderful thing to have....thank you for sharing it with us. Congratulations on your new son! He looks so incredibly happy! Enjoy your time getting to know him. We will continue to pray for you all on your journey!
All the best, Charissa

Laura said...

WOW! I don't know how you didn't bawl the whole time, I am ready too! This is the most precious thing, your young family is finally together. God bless you all and may He bring you all joy and peace. Love, Laura

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mai said...

This is Emma,
We had a great day at school. We have a book fair this week, it was a early dismissal day today. We had to new alphafriends, one of them is Ozzie Octopus and the other one is Umbie Umbrella. I was on green today and all month so I am getting an American Girl doll name Felicity. Gotta go cause the bell is going to ring. We really really really miss you and can't wait to see you again at the end of Spring Break.

Love, Emma

Becki said...

Congratulations Wolfenden family!! Ethan is ready to meet Ren and have a play date. He watched the video with me. Totally Awesome!! We Miss you and we'll see you when you get back. Love the Scotts

Miranda said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful! I am so happy for you all!

Erin T. said...

Who knew you could cry, laugh and fall in love in a five minute video. I cannot wait to meet this little man. Kaden and I just watched it together and I was telling him this would be his friend, Ren. He waved and said, "Hi, Ren." This is so beautiful...I am so thankful that God has been so faithful and brought you to this amazing moment together as a family. Thank you so much for sharing your joy with us. I am looking forward to seeing you in two weeks...we have to get Ren used to Miss Erin's house and going walking with us. I wonder if he will be scared of Max?!? :-) Love to all, Erin.

amy said...

Oh Elaine,
I cried through your entire video What an incredible Gotcha day! We are still on day 40 waiting for LOA so I love to live vicariously!

Karen Limonius said...

Okay I keep watching and crying he is the coolest kid ever.I am so happy for all of us to be able to watch the whole processes.So happy that there are people on earth who are so loving and caring as you guys!!!Cant wait to meet Ren.

LaDawna said...

Precious! I cried while smiling and knowing how blessed this little guy is to be a part of your family and also remember when you got Eden and shared your "gotcha" video with the church.
God bless you all!Have a safe and healthy travel home.


Hannah Limonius said...

So I've watched this video maybe 30 times and cried every time, not to mention all of my friends have seen it. And oh my goodness! What a little knuckle head! All I'm going to say is get that kid into some kung fu classes! He's so adorable! Do me a favor and give him a hug for me... tell him I said welcome to the family! Good luck to all of you! Love love love loveee Hannah Rose

Staci Siwecki said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see him. Eden you are beautiful little girl and I am so excited for you and your new little brother. Blessings to all of you. Have a safe trip.

Bonnie said...

Even though I was there the first time around, watching this video brought tears to my eyes! Thanks for sharing it.