“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Monday, January 11, 2016

Amazing Grace. Unfailing Love.

Three weeks. 
HOME three weeks. 
How amazing to use that word. HOME!
It has been beautiful....heartbreakingly beautiful.

How can a girl of eight (January 15) be eleven pounds?  
But then.....hallelujah ...she has gained from 9.8 # on pickup.

How very sad that she turns her head away from us....as far as she can possibly turn it to avoid interaction...UNTIL!!!.....she hears music. It is then that her eyes light up and she seeks that interaction. How amazing that she let us in on that little secret....thank you for revealing that to us Lord!

How my heart breaks when she whimpers each time we reach to pick her up. No child should EXPECT to be handled roughly....ever. Yet how my heart overflows when she melts into me, and feels safe enough to fall asleep on my chest.

So much yet to discover.
Cardiology. Neurology. Orthopedic. Feeding. Genetics. Cranio-facial.
Blessed that our other children love their sis.....and seem to understand the time these things take.

Can she walk? Talk? Roll over? Eat?......nope.
Is she a "joyous blessing"? 
Is Victoria "a gift from the LORD"?
No doubt.

Are some days and nights tough?  Of course, many!

"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Amazing Grace.
Unfailing Love. 
Shown to us every moment by Jesus.....
So thankful His mercies are new every morning.

Thank you for your support.
Thank you for believing in us. 
Thank you for helping us bring this little miracle into our lives.


  1. The weight gain is noticeable, but what is striking is her eyes! She's becoming lively! And our little one loves music too; what a treat!

  2. This is just beautiful. I don't ever comment but your post and this beautiful little girl just melts my heart and the love our God has for us all. I have a sister with special needs and I just want to encourage you and to let you know what a beautiful blessing these children are! Please keep posting. I look forward to seeing her amazing progress.

  3. I love seeing her cheeks plumping out just like they do on little premature babies. Such a positive sign of early weight-gain. Ah, yes, I know well the strain of a long string of specialists. Our list is the same, except for feeding, which, fortunately, hasn't been a problem for us other than one bout of aspiration pneumonia and a bit more choking than normal due to cranio-facial issues. My prayers are with you.

  4. So happy that Victoria has made it so far and is on the mend. I have been praying hard for her. We adopted a sibling to one of our daughters. She was 4 yo and 16 pounds. Before we could get her to America, she caught a cold. Her heart stopped. It has been nearly 2 years but the grief is still strong. I was so scared for Victoria that I could not comment. But I wanted you to know that I have been storming heaven for Victoria to make it. I am curious about your experience with the foreign doctors. I am so angry with the ones we met, but that is a whole other story. God bless, Sherry