Friday, August 29, 2008

A Bright Pearl

"She is a bright pearl in the orphanage's palm".

We recently received additional information from our agency on Alyzabeth An. Due to the personal nature of the information, we've made the decision not to share it publicly.
It is the story of Alyzabeth's beginning. Her story. A story she may one day choose to share.

Included was a bit more medical data and insight into her daily schedule and activities. I find myself reading it over and over captivated by the chronological glimpses of her ongoing development, all the while searching for minute pieces of her personality.

"She is a bright pearl in the orphanage's palm".
This was the closing comment from Alyzabeth's caregivers as translated by our agency.

I don't think I will ever forget those words.
Our bright pearl.....
peace
fm

23 comments:

Tom, Wendy, and Andrew said...

That is beautiful! They put it perfectly. Just perfect like your new daughter.

PIPO said...

How beautifully said, indeed.

wendy said...

How beautiful! And what a wonderful thing for her caregivers to say about her. It sounds like they really care for her.

OH MY #6 said...

how lovely.

Lea
xo

Anonymous said...

Ford and Aly,

I remember hanging on to every word written in JM's reports. I especially loved that she was known as a quiet and lovely child. And lovely she is. (She is learning to be less and less quiet as time goes by.) I am overcome with emotion as I read about your pearl. We can't wait to meet her.

Love, Be, Don, and JM

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ford and Alyson -- Those are lovely words. I know you treasure them. The Tongginator's SWI got many, many things wrong in our daughter's referral packet (fairly unusual, I'm told), but her personality report was SPOT ON. "She sometimes becomes impatient when she sees food." (Oh. Goodness. She STILL does and she's not hungry anymore. And does this little gal love to cook.) "She is very outgoing, but tends to be shy." (That one thoroughly confused me until we learned more about the Tongginator's sensory issues -- yes, she is extremely outgoing, but she doesn't like to be touched.) And it went on from there. You'll be able to look back at so many things after you meet your daughter and think, 'oh, so THAT's what they meant.'

Kayce said...

What a treasure. Beautiful words indeed.

Cora said...

What a beautiful statement! I would wear that paper with reading if I were you, make sure you you make copies so you can keeping reading forever ;0).

kimmons said...

That's so wonderful! We got our additional info as well. Isn't it nice? Maybe we'll even get updates before we travel.
What a treasured comment about your daughter - so personal coming from one of the caregivers. A nice link for your family in the future.

Now if we could just get TA...

Catherine said...

How beautiful! Cannot wait to see your precious pearl in your arms!

Perrin said...

What a gift those words are for her and for you. Hold them dear always. May she be your bright pearl forever!

Kristin said...

What a beautiful way of phrasing it. I am thrilled to hear you are nearing such a wonderful moment in your journey.

T n' W said...

Those words just look like they fit her completely. How beautiful.

Beeb said...

Those words are a rare amazing gift. So happy for you.

Mike and Rhonda said...

Wow! That is a beautiful story. In a few days you will find out exactly what they meant by those words!!!! How exciting for you guys.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Beautifully said....what a wonderful post for Alyzabeth to look back on one day!

Lisa

Doreen said...

Aside from the tear falling down my cheek, all I can utter is WOW!!!! What a glorious piece of info to cherish.

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

Kelley said...

Soon to be a bright pearl in your palm! Beautiful post!

Donna and Joe said...

What wonderful words from the people who are caring for your daughter. She must be very special to them.

What a comfort to you both to know how highly thought of she is. I have a feeling she is being VERY well cared for while she waits to meet you.

Alyson, I'm so glad you like your gift...I hope you feel close to Alyzabeth when you wear it.

Donna :)

sea star said...

How beautiful.

kris said...

That's incredible. I'm so glad you have those precious words too... and her story.

Sophia's Mama said...

I am so moved.... that was beautiful... Alyzabeth certinly is a Bright Pearl....

KHM said...

something lovely to share with her when she is a tiny bit older.

Can't wait till you meet her.

Kim