Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Linzhi Rose

Hello friends, I've been MIA for a bit...Lots of stuff happening here. I'm writing this evening about our Linzhi Rose or sweetly known as "Lu Belle." Last Wednesday, we went for our appointment at Shriners Hospital in Chicago to get the ball rolling for Linzhi's first tendon release surgery on her left arm. It's always amazes me how God works things out. In my little fretting moments, I was thinking "what if Linzhi has surgery the week before we leave for China?" or "Will we have to reschedule her surgery because of China?" I knew the timing was going to be close but of course, God knows best. So the reason I'm sharing all this is because of the way Shriners system works. Linzhi's amazing Dr. L is booked out two months for surgery so our "original" appt. to get on the list was set for April 2nd. Now, if he's booked out two months that would mean surgery would happen mid-June if everything went as planned. I'm *guessing* we may travel July/August???? So thinking how close it would be, I was on bended knees asking God to give me supernatural wisdom and obedience so I could relax and remember HE has this all worked out, we just have to wait to see how He works it out. I do, I really do trust Him, I don't want to let Him down. I also know through experience that He does test His flock to see how far you will hang on to Him through Joyful times and not so joyful times. I was fearful of leaving my sweet baby, fresh out of surgery to travel across the world from her as she recuperates from a painful surgery. But of course, God revealed a different plan. Two weeks ago I had a message from Shriners scheduling asking us to come in on March 17th instead of April 2nd! WHAT?!?!? Almost three weeks earlier!!! We were thrilled beyond belief! So Lu Belle is on the wait list, we are waiting for surgery scheduling to call us so we can get on the calendar for mid-MAY!!! So unless God sends us our LOA super fast we should be able to have Linzhi recuperated and out of hard casting before we leave to get our Madelyn. Sometimes I think God looks down on me and shakes His head thinking, "My Amy, when will you relax?" =)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Please help to bring Drew and Jaxon home!!!!

My sweet bloggy friend Mandy and her husband Matt were in the process of bring their little guy Drew home when God put it on their hearts to bring another son home. Their new son Jaxon is at the end of the line for finding a forever home. He will turn 14 very soon which means he will "age out" and not be eligible for adoption. WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN! Mandy and Matt are working every effort to raise additional funds to travel to China VERY SOON. Will you help??? If you can give ANYTHING it will help change the lives of these sweet treasures. Click the picture of sweet Drew and it will direct you to her site. God bless and Thank you!!!


Monday, March 15, 2010

My very proud Chinese-American girl!!!

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My sweet little girl LOVES to say the Pledge of Allegiance so I just had to get it on video to share. Linzhi has come such a long way with the English Language. We are proud of her!! Enjoy a little bit of my sweetie!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

The count down begins...

We are LID!!!!!!! I am sooooo excited to finally be posting this! Our official date is 3-11-10!

PRAYING for a speedy LOA! We only waited 45 days for LOA with Miss Linz....I sure would love that sweet favor again!!! (just sending the big guy a hint...)

WHOO HOOO!!!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just what this mama needed!

I am falling in love with her more and more everyday. I am not living in la-la land, I know there will be many hiccups adopting an older child BUT after the major drama we went through for 5 1/2 months getting our approval there is NO way I am going to doubt for one minute this child is not meant to be ours. I can already picture her here with us!! My hubby and I, lovingly refer to our girls as "fuzz heads" because of their hair in the morning. I just can't wait to have three "fuzz heads" here in my arms. GOD IS AWESOME!!!!! I needed this little glimpse of my daughter, I needed to see her with the flowers, Mulan doll and Hello Kitty back pack (filled w/goodies) her FOREVER family sent her. I sent the flowers through Adele Check her out, she is a God send to our family!

I'm sure we're LID by now, we're just waiting for the date of log in so technically, I'm counting down to LOA. I will let you know when we get our actual LID. A gal I met that shares the same timeline with me told me she was told July (ish) for travel. YAY!! Enjoy the pictures of our Madelyn.