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Ready for “normal”….

Ready for “normal”….

Ready for “normal”….

by | Jun 29, 2013 | Adoption, From The Ends Of The Earth, Lizzie's Story | 1 comment

I’m sitting at a fancy glass desk looking through a window onto one of the biggest cities in the world.  I am embarrassed I’ve never even heard of it before this adoption. Guangzhou is a beautiful city, clean with flowers and greenery everywhere.  Anyway, I’m sitting here with the huge window to one side and a full wall mirror in front of me.  I’m pretending to be a real live author in a swanky little high rise office, I’m even using good posture since I can see myself as I type.  Yes, I am a dork.   Don’t worry, my snoring husband on the sofa next to me and the fussy baby fighting her nap in the next room is keeping me in reality.  Plus I miss my 3 boys so bad I can hardly stand it…

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The Statue of Five Rams

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Where’s Lizzie???

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The last day or so we’ve been taking it easy.  We did a little site seeing on Thursday, had our first trip to the pool Friday. It has yet to be determined whether Susan Elizabeth will be a water baby yet, we went right before nap time and she didn’t seem to be feeling it.  We’ll have to try it again later.  It’s now Saturday afternoon and all we’ve done is breakfast. We have a meeting later to fill out Lizzie’s visa paperwork, otherwise that’s it.  We’ll probably go to dinner but will have to see how Little Bit is doing.


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We’ve found that she loves to be outside but gets a little scared in restaurants and enclosed spaces.  She clings to Josh.  He has had to master the art of one handed eating.  While this is common place for mothers, this is something Josh (and most dads) never have the joy of experiencing. No one else will cut it for her when he is around.  To clear the air, she lets me love on her and rock her to sleep, when she had blood work done she came right to me afterwards, I do not feel slighted.  But when it comes to needing to feel safe, she needs Josh.  I love that she feels protected in the strong arms of her daddy.

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Miss Priss has probably done more in this past week than she has done in her 2.5 years of life.  She has been a trooper but also gets tired very easily.  Today is actually the fussiest she’s ever been and just a little worn out.  We’re kinda all feeling it today. We’re ready for “normal” to begin.  Please continue to pray for our family, for our our boys and our daughter as they adjust to this new life.  Please pray for Elizabeth’s health, it’s easy to be distracted by her cuteness, but she is a very sick little girl and we’ve found out her heart is in worse condition than what we hoped.  Pray that the medical flight details get worked out sooner rather than later so we can get home.  And please continue to pray for all the little ones in this great big world who don’t have mommas and daddies running to them…

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Touch the Sky is working to support the adoption of a girl who was previously advocated by the name Tamarix. She is a bright, beautiful 12 year old little girl from Xi'an China who is deaf. She loves to draw and the orphanage director says she often draws picture of a family. She very much wants to be adopted and wants a family desperately.  Go to their page to learn how you can donate or buy a t-shirt/tote bag to support a grant that will allow a family to bring her home.

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  1. Tricia

    Very glad to hear you are properly posturing. And praying for a quick flight home! The boys may not want to leave Hawaii, I hear Jacob is now a surfer! What are they going to think of poor old Galveston now?? Lizzie is a fighter and she’ll have the best medical care available. Constantly in my thoughts and prayers!


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