Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sweet Pea turns 7 and WREX!

Oh this child has captured my heart!  Linzhi exudes happiness and joy.  She is never ever one to complain and like I have mentioned before, works SO HARD for everything!  Although, her mama and dad and siblings are always there to feed her and assist her...However, Linzhi is growing up and she desires to do things on her own and she usually figures it out and does it her way. :)   Linzhi has had a challenging year in 2011.  Her surgery was brutal but she has come out of it so much stronger and her little arm is finally on the mend.  We have had a recent blessing as Linzhi will be given a new device called WREX.  WREX is basically robotic arms that she will be able to put on when needed for feeding, dressing, combing her hair, etc...  She is joining a study out of AI Dupont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware.  As I type, they are working on making her a set to fit her measurements, when they are finished, we are headed to Delaware to have a custom back brace made to attach the arms to so she can be mobile with WREX.  To say this is a miracle, a HUGE answered prayer for CJ and I would be an understatement.  This is by the mighty  hand of the Lord and no other!  Since Linzhi is in the study we pay NOTHING for WREX...NOTHING!  And since we are in the middle of our third adoption in the last  four years, you cannot imagine how awesome this is for our family!  I cannot tell you how many nights I have laid in bed talking with the Lord asking Him to reveal to us how to help her when she is older and wants to live independent of her parents...  My thoughts would terrify me as I wondered, who will feed, clothe, prepare her food, brush her hair, help her bathe, use a spoon, drive a car...you name it, I worried about it and I know the Lord heard my pleas and I know He loves her more than I but I still needed to know how Lord?  And to have WREX come along at a time when Linzhi would appreciate it and she is old enough to see the benefits of it...Well...It's just God's perfect timing again!    I am looking forward to posting more about WREX, our trip to Delaware and the opportunities that lie ahead for our Linzhi.  I am still just simply amazed at the works of our Lord! 


Anonymous said...

I am so happy for Linzhi and pray it works out for her! Wilmington, DE is just a hop, skip and a jump from our home here in Maryland. How long will you be there? I've heard so many great things about AI Dupont. God's blessings to you all!
Love Them Like Jesus,

Julia said...

Can you e-mail me???? My son has arthro and his hands/arms are rather pitiful. We adopted him for Ukraine. He goes to Shriners but I would love hear about this study. Do they need more children??? He would make a fabulous candidate. covenantb@yahoo.com

Jenna York said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet and beautiful Linzhi! Love that girl! She is awesome and amazing.

Football and Fried Rice said...

Seven looks good on little L!!!