Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Girl)

My dad got a new tractor last week. Needless to say Mother and I have been having a hard time keeping him and Conner in the house. Those two love to work outside and get dirty. Charley Grace's finding add came in today with the translation. (I'm not going to post it because the picture makes my heart hurt. She looks so sad...) I adore the name of the paper, the "Henan Farmer's Daily." Our girl's picture is sqeezed in next to an article on new cars and a tractor ad. Just another little sign that she's going to fit right in around here.
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Charli's Spring Wardrobe

My mom, mother-in-law and I had tons o' fun buying little pink girly clothes for Mingming's care package. The 18m clothes seem so tiny compaired to her big brother's 4T outfits. She is one petite little peanut!

Even though the clothes are tiny, I was afraid that we wouldn't be able to fit it all inside the "flat rate" postal box. Maggie came to the rescue with a great idea: space bags.
Awww... look at the poor squished dolly.

All the fuss over packing the box quickly drew Conner's attention. We haven't even finished our dossier and sibling rivalry has already reared its ugly head. Sending clothes and dolls to sister is no big deal, but suckers and these cool sunglasses? How dare you!
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

We've found Charli Grace!
She's 2, and has congenital glaucoma. She's blind in one eye, but has some vision in the other. We are so blessed that she has been in a Half the Sky preschool and is soon going to be part of the Love Without Boundaries foster care program. We've prayed for God to show favor to our daughter and he's poured out blessing upon blessing. I'm holding fast to the account of Christ meeting the blind man in John 9.

"As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, 'Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?''Neither this man nor his parents sinned,' said Jesus, 'but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.'"

We believe that God has great things in store for this precious girl. I'm honored and humbled to be part of His plan for her life. Please pray that we can get our paperwork together quickly and that our dossier will speed through the CCAA. We are also praying that her remaining vision will be preserved and perhaps by a miracle restored.