Thursday, January 25, 2007

Sharing Our Personal Joy again

Today we received our once a month update from the orphanage. Usually these are very exciting for us. This one , however, caused us a lot of concern. As you can see from the picture Lovenie looks very ill, Jude looks very unhappy, and Stephanie (who is usually radient) looks like she is forcing her smile. This picture, especially of Lovenie, had us very concerned and we made a rare phone call to the director of the Orphanage to find out what's going on.

That's when we heard unbelievable news. For anyone that does not know: Lovenie had a stroke at 10 months old and we had heard was pretty severely mentally and physically disabled. We were unsure if she would ever be able to walk but had hope that maybe someday with lots of therapy....she may just walk. HOWEVER, she started walking two days ago!!!! She's 2 1/2 and just took her first steps. I sure wish I could have been there to see it. Nevertheless- We are so thrilled and praising God for something so unexpected and wonderful!

In this picture Stephanie is holding a photo album that someone took to her for us. She has it open to a picture of Me and my husband on one side and our bio sons on the other. So it's the 1st picture ever with all of us in it.

Now for the bad news: The director warned us that Haiti keeps adding steps to the adoption. We thought we would be bringing our kids home in the next 4-6 weeks and now it sounds like it is more likely to be several months.

Thanks for sharing in our joy! Angela


Angelasparent said...

Thanks for the picture. We will definitely be praying that the Lord will speed up the process. Those babies need to be here with us. Dad

Angelasparent said...

P.S. What is Kyle's blog address?