Wednesday, January 03, 2007


There is great joy tonight in the Cook household. I am cross-posting this from Catherine and my personal blog, where we have our postings on our two-year wait to bring home a daughter from China. That wait now finally appears to be over!

Stork Alert!

We see our referral at 3pm tomorrow!

She is a beautiful, healthy baby girl, whose Chinese name is You Fu Xuan

Birthdate: March 30, 2006

Location in China: The Social Welfare Institution of Fuling, in Fuling District, Chongqing City, Peoples Republic of China.

Fuling is situated along the Yangtze (or Changjiang) River in what until the late 20th century was part of Sichuan Province but is now the Chongqing Municipality, an autonomous region set apart to accomodate the construction of the Three Gorges Dam Project. Sichuan is known for its fertile earth, generous growing season and mountainous inaccessibility (until recently) to the rest of the world. Many Sichuanese call their province "Heaven on Earth," because of its food and beauty.


Blogger Eliz F said...

What spectacular news! Blessings, blessings, blessings on you all!

Wed Jan 03, 08:41:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hearty congrats!

Wed Jan 03, 09:04:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger spankey said...

A group of us GOE-takers were just discussing our sincere hope this process was still moving forward. Blessing to you two and You Fu Xuan! I couldn't be more excited!

Wed Jan 03, 09:48:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yahooooooo!!!!!!! One of my best friends in Richmond JUST came home with her second daughter from China. It's a wonderful experience. You two are going to be amazing parents. You are both so loving and patient and kind. I'm so excited for you!!!



Wed Jan 03, 10:00:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! So happy for y'all!!

Wed Jan 03, 11:03:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

My friends, thank you all for your support. It means a great deal. ---S. (and Catherine)

Thu Jan 04, 07:47:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Dr. Joseph Ray Cathey said...


You know of our prayers for you all. We are so overjoyed that you have this most excellent news! May God richly bless your family.

Be sure and post picts when you can.


Thu Jan 04, 09:48:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Tyler F. Williams said...

Congratulations, Steve!

Thu Jan 04, 11:15:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Hi Joe! Hi Tyler!
Warm Thanks!
Catherine and I should be seeing those first pictures in just a few hours!

Thu Jan 04, 11:34:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger Targuman said...

Thanks be to God!

Thu Jan 04, 11:53:00 AM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My warmest congratulations Stephen!


Thu Jan 04, 03:31:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear this.

Congratulations, Steve and Catherine!


Thu Jan 04, 06:51:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger S and C said...

Chris, Jeremy, Gail,
Thank you all warmly! It has been a long, long wait to see our dreams come true, and it feels wonderful to have everyone's support! ---Steve

Thu Jan 04, 09:47:00 PM GMT-5  

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