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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, January 19, 2012

Prayers Answered!

Thank you all for the prayers! Xiaoyun and Virgil were able to rest some last night, despite being in a very loud area. Xiaoyun's only request, besides saying more pain medicine, was to be in her old room. She has such a hard time resting when there is a lot of commotion. When the surgeon came in this morning, that was what she asked him, and he was happy to oblige!!!!! We were so surprised, since we figured we'd be in PICU for several days, given the type of surgery she had had. I guess the doctor could also see how agitated she was with all the noise. We finally got to a room around 7 this evening and she's been resting since we got here. It surprised me the difference in her just getting into a peaceful area. The surgeon is very happy with how she is doing. He said in the 30 years he's been a surgeon, she's been the best patient he has had - every surgery going better than expected. Praise God for that!!!!! She's even eaten some solid food today, which is a huge improvement over last time. Will post more in the am.


  1. I wonder if the feel of the PICU is too institional for Xiaoyun's comfort and brings up feelings of her life in the SWI. Of course, I've also heard many people say that the PICU isn't a place of rest. Does she still have her huge balloon? My daughter also gets super excited over things like this and does a funny giggle thing.

  2. What a blessing that Xiaoyun has a room of her own! What wonderful news that she is doing so well!

  3. You've got a new follower here today!! Picked up a link to your blog some time ago from cornbread - and again today from nihao y'all!

    We're 3X international adoptor's - right up 71 in Cincy - and have family in your area (I married a girl from PeWee). Our blog is - shoot me and e-mail and I'll send you an invite! Let us know if there's anything you need - and in the meantime - you'll be in our prayers!!

    hugs - aus and co.

  4. So Thankful that Evelyn has done so good! praying for our little Mss Kitty ;) Give her hugs. Papa and Nana Meadows