Thursday, May 7, 2009

uh oh...hey..hey..hey

I am sitting in front of the computer with a minutes peace and quiet so I thought I would just pop in on the blog and give you guys an update. Lili-Kate woke up with a 103 fever this morning. Jeff and I are determined to see her well...really well. JT, BG and LK are all sleeping..having their afternoon naptime. I took a little one this morning while JT and LK had some bonding time. It was nice because it has been a very emotional journey. I will admit that it is not at all what we expected but I should've known better than come with preconcieved ideas. That is not how life is. We have had a lot of pleasant and not so pleasant surprises on this journey to adopt Lili-Kate. Right now we are not sure if the heart disease is causing her illness or what exactly is going on but we do know that God designed this baby to be a part of our family. He knew what obstacles we would face and He knew we would pray for her. We will do whatever it takes to get her healthy. What an honor and priviledge to be able to be a part of her life.

We gave her some tylenol this morning to help with the fever and so far she has done pretty good today. She has been awake more than I have seen her. We are just very anxious to get her to the States and get her checked. That can't come soon enough!

We are ready to come home! We are missing our kids, our bed, and our family and friends! We have been in China since Wednesday of last week and I am starting to get really homesick now. Fortunately, we have some things coming up that will keep us busy. Tomorrow we get LK's passport and will fly out to Guangzhou where we will have her medicals and get her Visa to return to the US. We will arrive home on Wednesday night at 7:40 p.m. given there are no delays (God forbid!) We will leave Hong Kong and fly 15 hours to Nashville. Then we will have a two hour drive home! Not sure if we will make that drive Wednesday night or Thursday morning. We will just see how the girls are doing...

Thanks to all of you that continually pray for us and send sweet and encouraging comments to the blog and email. Although I haven't been able to respond individually, I have read each one and been so thankful for you guys! I have needed the encouragement and support. We just didn't realize the battle we would face once we got LK. My favorite saying is ringing in my ears..."No rain...no rainbows". It is true and we know that anytime battle rages there is a blessing on the other side. We have never doubted that LK is just that! One huge blessing and she is all her name says she is..." A Beautiful Gift from God". And we know with alot of love, prayers, and medical help she is going to grow beautifully!

Here is a video of LK and BG dancing the day we got her. What a sweetheart! She loves to dance..imagine that! :)

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12 comments:

  1. We love yall and are still praying for you guys! Love, Wyndi

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  2. I'm sorry you are still battling a high fever. Continue to know that we are still praying for you all. Hugs.

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  3. You guys are doing an beautiful work and I just keep hearing “ for such a time as this" lili kate is in need of parents like you two and God knew you guys would see her through this and give her a life to help mold and shape her to what she's called to be.(because hw hs equipped you to do so!) She's a walking testimony already! I'm inspired by your strength and faith! Your continually on my heart. Love you four!

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  4. You have to love me typos and all :P sorry about that!

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  5. hEY GUYS I LOVE YOU ALL I CANT WAIT TOO SEE YOU .JEFF AN BOBBIE DONT EVER THINK YOU ARE ALONE !! IAM SOO BLESSED TO CALL YOU MY FRIENDS YOU INSPIRE ME :) IAM NEVER AMAZED AT YOUR STRENGTH AND FAITH IN ALL THINGS ,KEEP YOUR EYES ON OUR HEALER FOR LILLY-KATE IS HEALED OF THE LORD !!! I LOVE YOU ALL REBECCA.

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  6. Girl...you are SO right and have the right perspective. But...it doesn't always make things easier. I know you guys are really stretched right now...but I know that God is giving you the grace to walk through what you are walking through. we are continuing to pray. Girl...let me tell you...once you get to Guangzhou...you are going to LOVE IT!!!! It was SO NEEDED for us after we left Sadie's province. You might even be able to get some better medical help there. We are continuing to pray. Thank you dearly for all the updates!! God is doing something amazing and we are SO BLESSED to watch this precious little girl get her forever family!!! Love you guys!! Lili-Kate is the healed of the Lord!!! Hang in there!!!
    Love ya,
    Buffi

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  7. Hey Bobbie....I just researched American doctors in Guangzhou...and below is something I found. They have the ONLY american trained and certified pediatric doctor in guangzhou. It might be help to you guys...it might not. Just wanted you to have the information. I could not find their number...but I'm SURE your guide will be able to help you. Below is the info I found. We're continuing to pray! Love ya! buffi
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    The NEW Guangzhou United Family Clinic is now open with full services including Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and the best of Guangzhou's english speaking specialists including Gynecology. They have the only American trained and board certified Pediatrician in Guangzhou.
    See their web site for contact information:
    http://www.ufh.com.cn/gzindex.asp

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  8. Thanks for posting Bobbie. It means soooo much to us to get updates. The LORD keeps you all on our hearts for prayer. We cannot wait to love on our new little niece and see you all together as a family!! Love and prayers from Huntsville....Tra-Lo

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  9. Ahhhhh! A dancer! I am so crackin up at Jeff's song....reminds me of the beatboxing he used to do...remember Ben would laugh so hard!!!! I wonder what your host thought???haha!!!!! I just love ya'll! Still praying and believing! Haley looked beautiful yesterday.....smart girl! I got video of her getting her award so you guys can "see" it when you get home...btw, I am counting down the days. You gotta teach LK how to say "Minga".....:)

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  10. christie christea04 hotmail.comMay 7, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    I just got to see the video! the girls are so so sweet! i love the glow on your face :)

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  11. I'm still praying for Lily-Kate.

    I'm soo sorry you're homesick. It will be a lot better in Guangzhou. I believe there is a nice clinic in the White Swan, too.

    Hugs!

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  12. Bobbie...we leave tomorrow to go to competition......you'd be so proud of the girls! We are gonna tear it up for some JESUS!!! I'll let you know how it goes...if you have a sec, please throw up a prayer. We are taking these "very powerful" songs to a secular competition....salt and light...but your prayers are welcomed..:) Love you guys!

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