The Nielson Family | Family Lifestyle Session

You may recall this family's session from last year around this same time. They were eagerly anticipating to be matched with their little girl. They covered this process in prayer (just as they did with their 1st adoption), and trusted that God would bring them the daughter of His choosing.

 Fall 2016...praying & waiting...praying & waiting (repeat)

Fall 2016...praying & waiting...praying & waiting (repeat)

 Trusting full well, the wait will be MORE than worth it! 

Trusting full well, the wait will be MORE than worth it! 

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Despite many ups and downs along the way, He remained faithful. Late this summer, their family traveled to China together to meet and bring their sweet girl home. Alaina created a Facebook page so they could update family & friends as events unfolded throughout the process. I felt so privileged to be among that group...observing such precious moments - including photos (practically in real-time!) of meeting Cora face-to-face for the very first time. It's been quite the journey (and, I might add, not for the faint of heart)! 

Not that I've experienced anything like this first-hand for myself (I haven't), but I can't help put myself in Cora's shoes. What would it feel like meeting these strangers, traveling literally across the world with them to another country, being immersed in a completely different culture and language, and transitioning to a very different way of life than what she's experienced to this point?! It truly has been remarkable observing her transition into her forever home. She is indeed one blessed little girl, and I know they are equally blessed by her. 

 How sweet is this face?!

How sweet is this face?!

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 Sibling love

Sibling love

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Thank you for trusting me with such a special times in your life...it's been a JOY!

Courtney xox