Friday, August 7, 2009


Well, I guess I couldn't stay away... Here are a few updates..

Yesterday, Linzhi and I went to Shriners for her check-up. We've decided to be more aggressive with her therapies so it looks like my sweet baby girl will be having her wrist and elbow surgery sometime in early 2010. It's bittersweet. We want her to have the benefits of having more extension in her wrist and elbow but as her mama (and daddy), we fret over her being in any pain or fear...On the other hand, I can't wait to see what she'll do when she has more abilities...LOOK OUT!! =) I'll keep you all posted as we get closer to surgery day.

Also, I'm sending out our I-800A tomorrow!!!! We are so excited!! One more step closer to our young lady in China!! Miss Madelyn turns 8 on September 25th. I was wishing we would be with her to celebrate but it looks like we'll be sending a cake and goodies instead. =)

Rachel has 14 days until Kindergarten!!! I'm so excited for her.. Can you read through my lie??? I am DYING!!!! My baby girl is going off to school!!! Sunday night I was just pitiful! I literally wept while trying to fall asleep. I laid there reminiscing through the last five years of many blessings I've had with her. I am so grateful I was able to stay home with her, I was able to experience so many little moments with her that I will cherish I go again...

Many blessings to you all and enjoy your weekend!!


Mandi said...


If Linzhi is anything like Mylee, she will amaze you with her strength and determination after surgery. Trust me, I know how scary it is to see your child taken to surgery not knowing what the outcome will be. But, God will protect her.
I was terrified when Mylee had her surgery, but now I see the amazing progress she has made and thank God everyday for watching over her.

I know exactly how you feel about your baby going to kindergarten. My baby is off to pre-k this year and I am having a hard time with that (and he will only be gone a few hours 3 days a week).

Congrats on the I800A. We may not be too far apart from each other. We received our immigration approval on Monday and I drove it to Indy to have it authenticated. I was hoping to get it off to the Chinese Consulate, but did not realize it was $20 per document and am having to wait because we just don't have the extra money right now. Matt is laid off again and there doesn't seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel.

Oh, it only took about 10 days for us to get our approval from immigration but about a month to get an appointment.


Chelley said...

heheh I popped in kinda HOPING for a little something!!!

I know surgery is a worry but you are wise parents that wounld ONLY to what is best! Prayers!

I am feeling your pain! Arliah starts school in JAN and that time is coming SOOOOO fast!!!!

sara said...

Congrats on the I-800!! There is a lot going on - Rachel in Kindergarten?!?!?! Did you ever hear about the exchange student?? I am praying already - you'd be an awesome family to show him the light of Christ!