Deuteronomy 4:35

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

Monday, April 25, 2011

Rough Morning

We finished up the paperwork at the Civil Affairs Office and paid the fees so officially the China side of things for Jill's adoption are finished. WOOOHOOO!! It was a difficult morning though as Jill only likes being in the room on the bed. Anytime we leave or we have to pick her up she is very uneasy and cries uncontrollably. In the room, she is doing well. Allowing us to cuddle her while she sleeps and rub her little body. She is quiet as mouse though and while I feel like she has the strength to walk, she hasn't shown us that yet. She is so over stimulated though outside of the room. Way too much for her to handle. We tried to eat breakfast this morning and Sean had to bring her back up to the room.

Speaking of breakfast, Jill finally took a bottle about lunch time. I didn't make her take it in my arms because I was so desperate for her to eat something. I sat beside her and held it for her while rubbing her legs. She ate almost the whole thing. She is so small and I don't think she has ever had solid food. She doesn't even know what to do with it in her mouth.

She has an infection in her left ear that is really unpleasant and bothering her a lot. I will be so glad to take her to the doctor in Guanghzou on Saturday. She is also covered with bruises. So much healing that needs to take place.

Love watching Daddy with her. Darling Kiddo even spent some time rubbing her back while she slept today. Jill is such a treasure and one of the hardest parts of the questioning this morning was hearing the official say that she is significantly delayed and do we still want to adopt her. Of course, we do. Brought this momma to tears. Regardless of her delays, God has given her to us to raise up in Him the best that we can. Loving this little girl like crazy tonight and rejoicing that God has brought us together and we don't have to miss her anymore.


  1. Delayed!? Seriously! All I have to say to that is...we serve a God who is in the business of: BEYOND WHAT WE CAN ASK OR IMAGINE!!! Sweet little Jillian! God has provided her rescue! I have grieved for her little broken heart this morning, yet rejoiced knowing what lies ahead in the healing of that babe! We will be praying you through the night.Leaving you with some truth from Isaiah 58...

    6-9"This is the kind of fast day I'm after:
    to break the chains of injustice,
    get rid of exploitation in the workplace,
    free the oppressed,
    cancel debts.
    What I'm interested in seeing you do is:
    sharing your food with the hungry,
    inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
    putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
    being available to your own families.
    Do this and the lights will turn on,
    and your lives will turn around at once.
    Your righteousness will pave your way.
    The God of glory will secure your passage.
    Then when you pray, God will answer.
    You'll call out for help and I'll say, 'Here I am.'

    9-12"If you get rid of unfair practices,
    quit blaming victims,
    quit gossiping about other people's sins,
    If you are generous with the hungry
    and start giving yourselves to the down-and-out,
    Your lives will begin to glow in the darkness,
    your shadowed lives will be bathed in sunlight.
    I will always show you where to go.
    I'll give you a full life in the emptiest of places—
    firm muscles, strong bones.
    You'll be like a well-watered garden,
    a gurgling spring that never runs dry.
    You'll use the old rubble of past lives to build anew,
    rebuild the foundations from out of your past.
    You'll be known as those who can fix anything,
    restore old ruins, rebuild and renovate,
    make the community livable again.

  2. Dear Ones, this morning as I read your post, I am reminded of our two middle boys . . . solid food was a treasure to them. I still have tears in my eyes when I remember how excited Cameron was when he got a new pair of shoes, he wouldn't take them off . . . he carried them everywhere with him.

    Little Jillian WILL respond to your LOVE, COMPASSION and CARE. It may just take a little time. This precious babe has never had what all children deserve . . . a loving and nurturing family. Pour it out to her and simply love her . . . that is what she needs most of all right now.

    Love and Hugs,
    Julie and family

  3. Rejoicing in the blessings of God in uniting your family with such a precious little one! His plans are always perfect and I know she will thrive under your loving kindness and tender care. I've been so blessed by your amazing journey and now to see her finally in your arms is wonderful!!! Congratulations! :)