Sunday, October 18, 2009

And the name is. . .

Orli Jia-Mei Riter

This morning we sent a letter which is being translated and brought to Orli Jiamei. The following is an excerpt:

We still must travel the world to meet you, and yet as we look at your picture and stare into your eyes, we already know you. You are our hopes and prayers of a decade. You are the light that has for so long been just a flicker; sometimes just beyond our grasp but most often as far as a distant star. We’re nervous and scared, we’re anxious, excited, and bursting with love for you and the light you will bring to our world.

We are honoring those who have cared for you for almost a year by calling you JiaMei. You will forever be connected with the land of your birth and the orphanage that nurtured you and protected you. We are also giving you the name Riter, our family name that ties you to generations of the Riter family, and symbolically as well to families Hirsch, Rubin, and Herman. This now is your family too. Finally, we give you the first name Orli. In Hebrew, this name means “my light”. You are our light.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Photos!

These are pictures that were taken on 7-15-09 when she was 5 months old.  We hope to have updated photos some time next week.  xo-c and t

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet Our Daughter!

After a four year gestation, we are so happy to announce the arrival into our lives of our daughter!
She was born on February 11, 2009, and is 8 months old.
She is from Chongqing City, which is in Southwest China.
We're working on a name.  Four years apparently wasn't enough time to figure that out.  :)

We expect to be traveling in 5-6 weeks, and promise to keep you updated as we get more information!  Please check back soon--we will post more information tomorrow when we receive her file!

Thank you to everyone for supporting us on this journey!!!

xoxo-c and t

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