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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Friday, August 10, 2007

News of Ellie and Now with Pictures!

No news for our LOA, but I did hear from Ellie's guardian angel.

I thought I'd share the message I received tonight. It brought comfort to picture Ellie being cared for so well.

"I just got back the day before yesterday and spent yesterday afternoon at Ellie's foster home. Ellie is doing really well. Her hair has grown out so she has two pigtails. She is really, really cute! One of the first things she said to me was "I'm going to America!" Poor dear! I thought for sure she'd leave while I was gone, but several more children have left before her. Nevertheless, she is in good spirit. Praise the Lord! Her nanny Mali is very patient and loving with her. Yesterday at the playground, Ellie went up and down a curved ladder that lead up to a rather steep and high slide. She didn't want to be picked up and put on the slide, but insisted to climb each rung by herself. Even though it was difficult to lift her little leg way high (the rungs were very far apart), she persisted with vigor. Her little feet kept slipping off the rung. So, Mali and I helped her to keep her feet on the rungs. When she got on top of the slide, she was proud and happy with her accomplishment, and slided down the slide without fear. Ellie is also talking alot. When I saw her helping push our 4 month old baby "Hong Hong" on the little rocker, all the while singing "Yao ya, Yao hui jia..." (rocking, rocking homeward..." she looked so adorable that I made a mental note to be sure to tell you. I will get some photos of Ellie today and send them to you soon. Take care and God bless you! It is very hard to wait, for you, for Ellie, for us... and God is waiting too."

Pleae keep praying for us, for our LOA, for Ellie,


BlessedMomof 5 said...

I'm in tears. She is such a sweetheart! We got new pictures last week and it has helped some. I know that God knows what we need :)
Praying that both of our little ones will be home SOON!
Melissa Weikel

K. Kenward said...

The pictures are so special and bittersweet. I'm praying and thinking of you everyday.


Beckyb said...

You know - I lurk here because we asked for your little one off of the COP list - God is SO good - she looks super in the fun pictures you got of her. And now I pray for you all too - just had to say Hi!!

Sandy H. said...

Robbie... She is beautiful! I am praying for your LOA and mine!


Jen, Dave and Leah said...

She is such and angel! Praying for your LOA. She'll be home and in your arms soon.
JenL (RQ)

Liz & Henry said...

What a precious girl!!! Your daughter was on the same COP list as our daughter Meili. It's wonderful to know that she has such a great family waiting for her here. We'll be praying for you!

Mission to Macie said...

congrats on new pics.........she is beautiful.


Curt and Amy said...


She is so beautiful!!! And knowing that she is excited to come to America is great. We hope you get your LOA very soon so she can come home.

Curt and Amy

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