Sunday, May 27, 2007

We're home

Lilly loves to be outside. She points to the door and whines to go out. She enjoys wagon rides but won't try her swing yet.
Fulton and Ethan were very happy to see us and to meet Lilly. Fulton had a great time taking pictures of his new little sister! Lilly loved the balloon. Thanks Sharon and family- great idea!

Lilly and Lainie at the airport before leaving China. Due to Lilly's illness, we were only able to get just a few pictures of the girls together. As you can tell from the pictures, Lilly's color already is better and she looks stronger.

We are so thankful to be home. Thanks to all of you who prayed for Lilly. God heard you and healed her in His timing! Thanks to those of you who decorated our gate and hung the beautiful sign by our garage. Thank you for coming to the airport and welcoming us home. Thanks for the meals Kim and Polly's class- they were great and very appreciated! Thanks Kim for spending Saturday washing our clothes and helping to unpack our suitcases. Thanks Mrs. Rebecca and Danny for the bag of food. Thankfully I didn't stay long enough at the hospital to need it, but it is coming in handy right here at home!! Also thanks for the frame and picture of our sweet Lilly.
Lilly is doing well. She does have asthma and is on 2 inhalers for this. She is on 1 medicine for her heart. The doctors here think it was viral pneumonia and it just took time for it to run its course. She is now fever and cough free- PTL!! She is happy and enjoying her new family and her new toys.
Thanks again for everything. Most importantly, we thank our loving God who delivered us from this difficult time and supplied for our every need. We give Him the praise and glory.


Zwade Gang said...

Praising the Lord with you out in Ferndale, Washington. Thank you for posting this update. We have been praying for Lilly since someone posted about her on our yahoo CHIWaitingKids group. It is so awesome to see that you are giving all praise, honor, and glory to God! May He continue to bless you as you love Him and serve Him!


Rhonda in Ferndale, WA
dh Don
ds Braden (16)
dd Karli (14)
ds Mitchell (11)
dd Anna (10)
trusting & waiting for ds Gabriel (7)
LOI 3/2/07
PA 4/3/07
DTC 4/17/07
LID 4/20/07

Sharon said...

We are so thankful for all that the Lord has done for Lilly. What a story you will have to tell her when she is older!

We will see you soon! Call us if you need ANYTHING!

Hugs to all of you!

Rebecca and Danny said...

Great to see the update on here! Hope you got the CD pics in the mailbox. We have found a Wifi at a Burger King and now I feel connected again to Lilly's updates while at Mayo!!

I figured you didn't have time to get a souvenier at Chicago airport, so since we were there just two days afterwards, I got Lilly a little something to remember her 1st touchdown in America.

We go to church up here with a family who adopted a Chinese girl with a severe heart defect. The dad is a PA in Cardiovascular surgery and had discharged Danny in '03. I plan to talk with them about their experience.
love, Rebecca

You have one great bunch of kids--enjoyed watching them and getting hugs at the airport last Thursday night! We had a nice trip to MN, though our layover in Chicago stretched to 6 hrs (a pc of cake compared to a China trip). We visited the whole time with a young lady teacher from a remote town in Alaska. Love, Danny

Crystal Moore said...

So glad that you are home and Lilly is doing better. She does already look like she is feeling better. We hope to meet you one day if you come this way to see Bobby, Jennifer and Lainie. We will continue to pray and look for updates! We are enjoying getting to know Lainie!

God Bless,