Isaiah 43:5

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. Isaiah 43:5

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tidbits at two weeks .......

Because my old  noggin often times can't keep things in the "recall" department when I need to remember something,  I have this handy dandy pop-up reminder that I use A LOT on my computer.  You see the days of using a calendar with small blocks to write in appointments/plans, we have long ago outgrown!

One of the reminder "pop ups" that started coming up while I was in China was from Wednesday, August 21st - "prayer and fasting for Lucy day".  Blog Post written HERE.  Normally when a past event pops up, I hit the dismiss button and it no longer reminds me.  BUT..... when this one popped up, I was overwhelmed anew with love and gratefulness to our Heavenly Father and for all of you who prayed for little Lucy!  FRIENDS --- God has done such an incredible work and I'm asking those of you who pray to please take time to THANK our Great Father God for bringing beauty from ashes, for His protection, love and care of a special orphan that was waiting for her family to find her.  I still haven't dismissed this reminder.,,,,,

A small sampling of the things we've learned about Lucy in the past two weeks......

- She LOVES to laugh (LOUD), giggle and act silly IF she's feeling comfortable and secure in her surroundings.
See how my whole face lights up when I smile!

- As with most three year olds, if something strikes her as funny the first time, she'll want it repeated 25x more because it'll be just as funny to her each time!
- She so likes familiar and what to expect (which is tough when you've moved to the other side of the world with people who don't speak your language) -- but she's already feeling comfortable here at home with her family!
- Conversely she gets very fearful when we get into the car to go away -- you can see fear written all over her face wondering where we're going and what we're going to be doing.
- We found out yesterday she loves the swing that is on our back deck
fishing with big sis in Xi'an park

- She is willing to try new foods (for which I'm so grateful).  She will take a first bite "to try" and if she's not fond of it when the second bite is offered, she'll shake her head "no"
- She's a puzzle queen
puzzle queen

- She's fully toilet trained and learning not to be scared to death to hear the toilet flush
- She reverts back into her "shell" whenever someone new comes into the room
- Going to bed - we're currently looking for a little routine that prepares her mentally that "bedtime/naptime" is coming.  As is normal, she dislikes being pulled from fun and doing the "sing and rock" routine.
- When she's feeling coy, she has this great smirk she'll flash
- Her Daddy thinks "she rocks" and her Momma loves her to pieces
Kisses for Mama

Because of my limited time, I have not been able to make individual replies to notes, e-mails or private messages.  BUT.... I sooo loving hearing from you and I am receiving them!  I'm just trying hard to keep Lucy and time with her my main priority.    Thanks for wanting to journey with us to China and back.......the journey has only begun.  STAY TUNED!


  1. I LOVE seeing what God has done in your lives! We are praising Him with you, for His loving hand in Lucy's life. Enjoy your precious time with her!!! I love keeping up with you...but completely understand where your priorities are. As it should be!