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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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Turned a corner

What a difference a day makes! Yesterday, there were tears, begging, and pleading not to get her up. Today she has been up 5 times and walked twice around the floor. Not that she is liking the brace (at all!!!!), but we've turned a corner, I think. We're down to the PICC line (used to give meds, but no longer for the fluids and pain pump), and the leg compression at night. We've lost a lot of hardware in the last couple of days, and are actually wearing clothes now! Morphine is on the list if needed, but so far since the pain pump removal, she's not used it. We'll talk to the surgeon tomorrow to see what needs to happen before we can go home (doesn't that sound WONDERFUL!!!!!!). The last few days she been very unhappy, which I'd be too, and has said she just wants to go back to how she used to be. This afternoon, however, she perked up, watched movies with me, Virgil, Elli, and Enya, and ate a lot of popcorn. It was like a switch went off and she started smiling again. Glad to see that light in her eyes again!
My mom and Emily (our oldest daughter) stayed last night at the hospital, and for the first time in almost 4 weeks,Virgil and I were home at the same time. The girls were happy to have us both home and we were too (except for feeling guilty for not being at the hospital). We can't wait for all of us to be together again!!!!

To K, who mentioned advocating for a girl who will be aging out in the fall, please send me the info :-)
To those who have just sent Xiaoyun  cards - thank you and we look forward to receiving them!!!!!

Thanks to all who are praying for Tre!!!!!!!

To our friend who has adopted from Hefei - we also have an Anhui beauty (Fuyang)


  1. This is such good news tonight. I really expected that you'd see Xiaoyun's spunk again pretty quickly. She cannot have lived with such disability for all these years without an indomitable spirit. And while I expect she will deplore that horrendous brace, I can only imagine that she will do what she needs to do to heal. Prayers for continued healing and for your whole famiy, and for little Tre.

    Carolyn (in Las Vegas)
    Mother to Joy Lin LuShen b.5/2/96 a.9/23/97 Hefei, Anhui, PRC

  2. Let me say it this way - you guys are an inspiration - your daughter a model of faith and tough - and with all in your life you find time to care for another needing a transplant and another needing a home...your hearts are boundless!

    Thanks - and loads of hugs - aus and co.

  3. i have been so busy with work, church, and the children. I have just today been able to update and the progress is amazing! We serve a wonderful loving God who has given the talent to all these Dr.s, Nurses, and everyone else at the hospital. Love everyone and will continue to lift Evelyn up in prayer, and the precious Tre. We are so blessed even at times if things are in a valley. Love, Christi