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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

Monday, May 20, 2013

NiNi Joins our Family!

What an amazing God we serve!!!!! To all of you who have been praying – THANK YOU!!!! NiNi is amazing! She came up and gave me a hug right away. She was a bit timid at first, but sat in my lap right away. There were three other families receiving their children at the same time, so the room was a little chaotic, but NiNi just watched and took it all in. By far her favorite thing was a little doll we brought that made a kissing sound and then said ‘I Love You!’. NiNi is already saying ‘I love you’ from hearing it so many times. I’m not sure what will happen when the battery dies, but we are going back to Walmart to look for replacement batteries ;-) When it was time to take the family photo, Virgil put out his arms and she went right to him to be picked up and gave him a hug. We had smiles almost right away, and as we are walking out of the Civil Affairs office, Virgil had her laughing!!! She was laughing and smiling all the way to the hotel and hasn’t stopped since. The light-up shoes were a hit, and she wanted to change into a new outfit once we showed her the clothes. It is obvious her hair is very important to her and she likes to play with it. I can’t believe how long it is. It is beautiful, and she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! We’ve played with the beach ball and put different clothes on the doll. Right now she is ‘resting’, which means she’s on the bed watching Mi YaYa videos. Soon we are going out shopping for hair bows.
I can’t begin to tell you all how much of a blessing Xiaoyun has been. She was not only talking and interpreting for NiNi, she also went around the room talking to the other children being adopted. The other children were all boys – two were three years old and the other ten. We’re so thankful Xiaoyun was able to come with us, and she is really enjoying herself.
I expect tears by bedtime, and know that that is a natural part of the process, so we ask for continued prayers in the hours and days to come. Love you all!!


  1. HOORAH - great joy for you guys!

    hugs - aus and co.

  2. So happy for all of you! I am so thrilled that things are going smoothly. We will continue to lift you all up. What a blessing Xiaoyun is!!! Love that girl!

    Lesia Chambers

  3. Praising God this child finally has her FOREVER family and that she is doing so well. She is beautiful!