Jesus said “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.” - Mark 9:37

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Much Needed Surprise

So this was my facebook post this am:

"What is on your mind" FB shows on status updates... Well Eli & China is what's on my mind as we await our finalized homestudy, so we can send off our I-800 A to USCIS. Praying for speedy process. We're trying Eli, mommy & daddy are trying...

See we have kinda had a hard week emotionally... just the waiting... We are 64 days away from our LID deadline of June 15th. (sigh) I haven't slept well and I have had Eli, and China, and orphans weighing heavy on my mind.

Then I open my email this am and there is a message from a fellow adoptive mom who's daughter is also in Xi'an. She asked if she could send me her daughters 36 pictures of her birthday party in China, that they just got, for us to look through to see if Eli is in any of them...

Can you.. well YES!!! PLEASE DO!!!  :-)

Zoe, Levi and I went through the entire first file and no sighting of Eli...
Kinda bummed, but with hope, we opened the next file ...
and there he was!

I just want to kiss those rosey red cheeks!

Singing and clapping in celebration

Happy 9th Birthday Joy and little boy! 

waiting for cake...

So we were blessed by receiving some new pictures of Eli & by a new found friendship.
Thanks Dawn Clark! Please go check out their adoption jouney for Joy:

This pic makes my heart smile... to see him laughing and having fun with friends. :)
And this boy is also in Eli's birthday party pictures too.

While I'm waiting...

Sherry & family

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