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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

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Updates on Elli May 20

Elli is doing much better! Tuesday she ran a fever, had leg cramps, and slept a lot. That meant Tuesday night she slept almost none (1 hour). Getting our time clocks adjusted has been difficult. Fortunately we ALL slept last night. Elli had to go to the doctor and have some blood work done (checking on her immunizations and making sure she isn't deficient in iron, folate, etc.) They also did an x-ray of her hip to see if they can figure out why she limps. The doctor doesn't think the surgery she had prior to being abandoned was a hip surgery - he said perhaps it was a hernia. He will be writing us up a referral to go to the international adoption clinic in Louisville where she will have a complete once-over. She did wonderfully getting the x-ray's and her blood drawn. She actually fell asleep before it was our turn to go in and didn't wake up until they stuck her. She didn't fight it, but did shed giant crocodile tears which broke my heart. She bounced right back and was all smiles before we left the doctor. Our neighbors brought her a baby doll that drinks, laughs, and snores, and also the stroller to go with it and she spent the rest of the evening playing with it. She received a doll the night we got home and she had both babies in the stroller talking and playing with them. Such a sweet sight. Last night was the first night we didn't have a battle over bedtime. She actually laid down between Em and me on the couch and just drifted off. Hopefully that was a sign of things to come. It rained today and she wanted to go outside and stand in it. We put on the galoshes that Uncle Curtis and Aunt Nancy got her and an umbrella and we went for a walk. She enjoyed that so much. They came to visit today and she was on her best behavior. She is starting to think everyday is Christmas morning. Every person who she's met has brought her something. She is getting spoilt and we are enjoying every minute of it!!!

1 comment:

  1. It is a pleasure and very uplifting to see your pictures of all the smiles from Elli!! It makes our day to see GOD'S work in your family! We learned this week that one of the girls at work will be getting a little two year old girl from China in 4 to 6 months. They can't wait. Keep the stories and pictures coming when you can. They are such a blessing. Maggie and Ron.