and number of life changing transitions Lucy has experienced in her five years supercedes more than most of us will experience in a lifetime.
We just completed Lucy's two year post placement report for China. When adopting from China, the Chinese government requires an annual post placement report of all children adopted from China.
If we paused and looked only at the medical journey she has been on in the past two years, it would evoke a large and breathy sigh. And the reality is the medical portion is one fraction of the changes she has experienced in her transition from orphanage to family.
Home three months and a fall down the staircase results in a fractured arm.(Dec. 2013)...
Finding out her spinal cord is tethered and a serious surgery is required.(April 2014).....It's hard to convey in words the privilege it has been to walk the emotional, hard, life changing journey with Qu Yan/Lucy Kim as her Mommy and Daddy! Truly God does not call the equipped, He equips the called!
" It is a bold love that is not scared of seeing hurt, touching hurt, or being hurt. There is truly transformative power in the pursuit of loving another hurting soul." Kylee Cragggett
Castings and surgery to correct her vertical talus in her foot (Oct.2014 - Jan. 2015).....
Correction of leg contracture with external fixator (March -.June 2015)......
Two years ago, we brought an adorable, bright and very scared toddler home from China, we blinked and now she's a bold, sassy, loveable, confidant kindergartner! Many tears, much laughter, hundreds of appointments, lots of pain, tremendous growth, increasing trust, and ongoing transitions....Easy journey for her or us? Nope. Worth every step of the journey? YUP! (x 6 gazillion!)
|nothin' better than n.o.o.d.l.e.s!|
|Tah-Dah - Here's the School Girl|
|"Spirit Day" (less the cheery spirit) - go|
red and black!
Put your yes on the table to whatever God might have in store for you, step out in blind faith and believe He will walk every step ahead of you, beside you and behind you.