Deuteronomy 4:35

You have been shown these things that you might know the Lord is God besides him there is no other.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bouncing Back

She is still struggling so much in so many ways, but at the same time she is bouncing back more quickly and exploring more.

She played with some of her toys today. Thanks to Z from my class who purchased the ones she likes the best. That made this momma's heart leap for joy!!

She wore a hair bow!! :)

She is chugging down bottles left and right. Praise GOD!!

She is sitting up more.

She slept soundly during her nap.

Daddy and Darling Kiddo also enjoyed some cultural time here while Jill napped. They went to the Xi'an city wall. I am so beyond thrilled that Em was able to make this journey with us. It means so much more to have our entire family here and the individual time that we are spending with her is priceless.

Thanks for your prayers. Jill is still really struggling and she needs them. I read scripture over her during her nap today and prayed for healing and restoration in her life. Feeling God's love and hand on her today. We also need prayers for that infected ear. It is bloody and draining. She does let me clean it out and put a warm towel over it to help her. She has figured out that she can soothe it herself by licking her finger and then sticking it in there. Sad because that is probably the only means of soothing she had in the orphanage. Momma's here now and loving her like crazy.


  1. Leslie, she's beautiful! Please know we are praying for you along this journey too! God has indeed placed her in your family to be loved and nurtured just like you are doing now. Praying especially for her ear infection, poor baby! Enjoy your time in China!!

    Hugs from OH,

  2. I just had time to sit down and go through the whole blog. Of course, my eyes are full of tears!! Thanks for the pictures, miracles take time....just read a great article this morning by Jill Briscoe about that!!!

  3. I was so moved to tears by your story and want you to know you are in our hearts and prayers. We are praying God's hand of favor and grace to be upon you and your sweet little Jill. Our Father is so pleased with your Mother's heart and your act of faith and obedience. "He gently leads those with young" and how thankful we can be for that. "He will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in Him" Is.26.3 "For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance." Rom 8: 24-25 "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold I will do a NEW THING, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Is. 43:18-19

    Our hope is in Him!
    The Miller family