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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Few thoughts from Mama

Elli is taking a nap so I thought I'd write a few thoughts. Once she is up she thinks the computer belongs to her. Em will send a video that shows just how protective she is of her things. It is sad to see how watchful she is of the few things she owns. Today she took her first trip to Walmart (we think this is correct because there is no Walmart in the area she is from. As we were going in she told us (through our guide) that her mama had already bought her some clothes and she didn't need any. I about lost it in Walmart. It is so obvious the love shown by her foster mama. The photo album we sent months ago has obviously been looked at many times. Where her name was written was rubbed on so much the name was no longer there.

She loves the mirror and looking at herself. There was probably only the mirror in the bathroom we were told. The pictures we brought of her she keeps pulling out and looking at. The photo album the family had made for her she has looked at again and again. She points to each person and I have to tell her who it is. She'll know everyone's name before we even get home. She really loves looking at baby Zeza.

We bought her some videos at the store and she has watched Snow White alot today. We'll stay in the room the rest of the day. Being out among people is not her safe zone right now. While at Walmart we found peanut butter and I can't tell you how happy that made Em and I. It isn't something they commonly eat here but our American stomachs wanted some comfort food. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich for supper -YEAH!

Elli does have a limp that worsens when she is tired. It causes her to lose her balance and her foot turns in some when she is leaning against something. Please pray her stomach calms down. She did eat some and she is drinking water and juice.We can never tell you all how much your prayers have meant to us. It so obvious He is answering. To hear laughter and lots of smiles is beyond our wildest dreams. What a blessing! I think we mentioned in an earlier email that the paperwork became official today and we have in our possession the certificate that says she is ours!!!!!!!! It takes my breath away!!!!!! She is awake so I will close. Forgive me if I'm repeating earlier messages or am rambling.

WE LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!! There are many who may be emailing to another email or posting comments. Please know we can't see the posts or other emails while here.



  1. So glad things are going well. Thinking about you guys. Have fun, you will miss China when you leave. Guangzhou will be awesome.


  2. My little daughter, the writer. Love you all. Momma

  3. Prayers going up!! Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures, the wait is well worth it!!
    Love everyone,