Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some of My Favorites...

I did a quick little photo shoot with Sabrina yesterday and here are a few of my favorites...











Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Update on Sabrina...

Go to the Hands That Heal blog, to get an update on Sabrina. She is in the States, had her surgery to put a VP shunt in, and is now recovering at The Mueller Household.

Thanks for all of your prayers for this precious soul!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Video from China...

I have asked if Bethel would be able to video Chun Yan, so Hannah would be able to "see" her sister. Well tonight, right before going to bed I saw an e-mail from Bethel and inside was this...
(I think they turned the video camera vertically, like you would a still camera, but for video it just makes the video sideways... Oh well, I don't care... It is amazing hearing your child speak for the first time...absolutely amazing!!!!! I love hearing her sing... we will be wearing this video out at our house... lol... Without further ado, let me introduce you to (Fu Chun Yan) Angelina... She will find out that we are her family once our paperwork/home study is to China. Which hopefully is the middle/end of August.

video

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Note From Our Little Girl...


Below is a note that Chun Yan brailled in English and then it was printed for her us and her sponsers. She knows she has a forever family, but until all of our paperwork is in China, we cannot have direct contact with her. Once our paperwork is there we will able skype with her every week. We can't wait... Until then, these great notes will suffice. Here English is great, don't you think...
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Hello, We have 35 kids coming here. The children are French. They are camping here and they will stay 5 days with us. We played many games and basketball. We also helped them with cooking. Yesterday evening, we made a big fire and we looked at it all night. We had a lot of fun and we have less class! I had my birthday in February. It was very funny. I got some new clothes. Andrea gave me a Mickey Mouse. On June 6th, we will play Cinderella. Every girl and boy has their costume. Mine is white with flowers (see picture on the right). I will play one of the step-sisters. It is Yuan Yuan who will play Cinderella. We are learning the song. Wednesday, we went to a park and we went inside of a big ball. The ball can float on the water. It was very funny, Good Bye.

Chun Yan
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I just got this about 5 minutes ago... What a great gift before heading to bed... Have a great day today, Chun Yan, while your family sleeps and dreams of you being here with us...
Soon, very soon...

One of the reasons I have not blogged lately...



If you think my blogging has been spotty lately and without much meat, well you are right... It definitely has been lacking...

What on earth have I been doing??? Aside from taking care of 4 fabulous children and working to get the 5th home...

Well, go here to the foundation (Hands That Heal) that I started about 1 1/2 years ago, and you will see...

Please keep Sabrina in your prayers!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Toothless Grin...





Hannah says, "Look at this toothless grin...It is the cutest thing ever!!!"

Really though...Does it get any cuter than this??????????????

Hannah can't wait to hear your comments...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Words Cannot Express...


Jonas has been such a blessing to our family!!!  Words truly can't describe how much we have learned from him.  It is not always easy, and I would love for him to start talking...but I know it will come!  

My friend sent this to me tonight and I have to share it... This poem gave me chills, and it feels like it was specifically written for Jonas and our family!!!

ENJOY!!!!!  And grab the kleenex...
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A GIFT FROM HEAVEN

"I'm sending you a child " God said, " to take care of for me.
you'll need patience, and understanding 'cause this child, he cannot see.
you'll learn the beauty of a smile,you see, his learning will be slow.
But with the love that you will give I know that he will grow.

This child will bring you pride and joy with each new thing he learns
though there will be times be brings you worries and concerns.
But you're the kind of parents that I know can make it through.
That is why I'm sending him to the two of you.

The lessons he will teach you not everyone will see,
because he will also have what's known as CP.
His learning will take effort and progress will be slow
but the love and joy he'll bring you few "normal" kid's parents know.

I'm not sending him because you've sinned, nor to punish you,
I'm sending him to you because I know you'll love him too.
This child is a special child I wouldn't place just anywhere,
I want him with a family I know will take good care.

And after searching wide and long the whole world through and through,
I decided that this gift of love would be sent from Heaven to you."