Friday, August 17, 2007

Update on Mei Lin - Cardiology report

If you followed our blog while we were waiting to bring Mei Lin home you know that in China she was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect (hole in her heart) and tricuspid incompetence (heart valve problem). This week we finally saw the cardiologist, and amazingly, he says her heart is perfectly normal. No hole. No valve flow problems at all. Not even a murmur. It's such a relief to have confirmed what we've prayed and believed for so long...she's an absolutely healthy little girl!

God is amazing. I think back to the week we spent researching her special need while deciding to adopt her. We worried about worst-case scenarios, but we finally settled into the peace that come-what-may, God planned for us to be her family. And looking back, we had nothing at all to worry about!

I'll post again with some more Mei Lin info. She's been home four months and I've been forgetting to post little updates on how she's adjusting, etc. Life's just too busy for a long post right now, but I'll do that soon.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I'm an Aunt Again....Soon!!

My sister, Tracy, and her family have decided to adopt again!!

My new nephew is seven years old and living in China. I can't tell you how excited we all are to meet him (hurry up with that paperwork, Tracy...just stress, remember). I wish I could share a photo of him and some more information, but we have to wait until they receive preapproval from China.

Visit their blog (click on "blog" or go to read the whole amazing story of how God put little Hao on their hearts.

Please pray for little Hao as he waits for his family!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Girl's Weekend

Laughing...Staying up late...Shopping...
Aah..weekends away with friends.

Last weekend, Megan and I spent a wonderfully relaxing two days in Indianapolis with our best friends. I love my friend Michelle and her girls and we always have the best time together.
Jami, Megan, and Jenna

Michelle and I

The girls in their new (matching) hats and glasses (they're going to kill me for posting this, but it's cute)

And Megan with junk in her hair -- the girls got highlights for the first time!

Guy's Weekend

The weekend before last, Pat and Matt took their annual fly fishing trip to Colorado. They had a great time and the only complaint was that they couldn't stay longer.