Why We Call Our Blog the Miracle of More

The miracle is a beautiful image of Ephesians 3:20--more than I can ask or imagine. Every day is a miracle. Every moment is a miracle. Specifically for our family, the miracle of more is our family growing in ways I would never have imagined when we first committed to adoption 8 years ago. But, the greatest miracle is the change in ME!

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Sunday, February 11, 2007

One More Miracle

Hello Prayer Warrior Friends,

I let some of you know on Friday the news we received from China. It has been found that Ellie's hip and femur are not attached properly. According to doctors in China, she will need surgery and be in a cast for 6 months. We've talked with several other moms with similar experiences who say here in the states the time in a cast may not be 6 months. We would rather her surgery take place here in the states, but it could be 6 months before all of our paperwork is processed and we are in China.

The good news is: This could be the one thing that has kept Ellie from walking until now. This surgery could be the answer to our prayer.

Here's how we'd like for you to begin praying:

Today, in China, the founder of Ellie's foster home, is contacting the orphanage where Ellie was first cared for. The orphange is still "in charge" of her care, though she is now in Beijing. The foster home is reporting the new hip condition that has been discovered and requesting that her adoption be expedited. There are so many children in China, so much paperwork, so many families hoping to bring their children home that CCAA does not always look favorably on such a request.

We must now do our part. I must remember to praise Him. (Help me remember.) We must pray, pray, pray! We must seek God's face. God is a good God, and a great God. He can do anything but fail. He has moved so many mountains out of Ellie's way. He has performed so many miracles in her life already. We are asking for one more miracle. We are asking that someone in communist China, where all people are "supposed" to be treated as equals, look at Ellie, see her condition, her need for surgery, her family ready to help her, and see the need to expedite her adoption. We pray for soft hearts. We pray for smooth paperwork! We pray for speedy travels.

Please join us in requesting one more miracle!


Beckyb said...

I happened upon your blog with a link from Bethany's web forum - can you email me with info - I am wondering if you are working with Bethany and if so - how Amazing Hands came into the whole picture - what an incredible blessing - we have applied now to three COP lists and have been told no every time - we are looking at this new list as well and praying again. I just wondered if you'd be willing to share - she is beautiful. Our email is joeb382@orangecitycomm.net Our blog is http://bilbybunch.blogspot.com

Jeff and Michelle said...

Praying! You are so blessed to have gotten all of these pictures!


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