Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Their Names!


This little guy is Luke Benjamin! He has been at Morning Star Project Beijing Home since he was very little. He was born with a serious heart defect. It is a miracle that he is alive! More on his story later!

 He is 2.5 yrs old now! He will be our youngest!



We are still in process with this little sweeties name but we are thinking it will be Mia Elizabeth. She falls right between Ava and Anna age wise and yes an "A" name would be great but I have always loved the name Mia so we are thinking about mixing it up a bit with an "M" name! Feel free to give us ideas but there is a good chance we will stay with Mia????

Mia has a blood disorder. It is a type of anemia that leads to Leukemia. The Drs here feel like it is a wrong diagnosis because it is unlikely for a young asian girl to have this blood disorder. They have no clue what it is or what it could be without doing more tests. She is transfused every 4 weeks.

We have learned to take seriously the information we get from Ch*na. Sometimes they have been wrong but often they are right. With some of our other adoptions we have chosen not to believe what we have read about a child, now we realize that they actually do know what they are talking about. 

The Drs here have already mentioned a bone marrow transplant. We will do what needs to be done. Yes, it does scare me... when I start feeling nervous about it I pray and pray. Thank goodness the Lord comforts me and calms my nervousness. In Ch*na she does not stand a chance. An orphan does not get a bone marrow transplant but in America she can get what she needs!

I have a request- I was wondering if someone out there can make us a button for our two newest family members to be- Mia and Luke. These two need to be covered in prayers- they need Gods protection and healing. I was thinking if we had a button than maybe others would put it on their blog and it serve as a little reminder to pray for them!
Please email me at jean.mulvahill@gmail.com
Thank you!!



31 comments:

Chad and Kristy said...

Jean, I am so glad to finally be able to read in print that Luke is coming home! I am also tickled that he will remain Luke. I love the name and it fits him perfectly! Mia is beautiful.. the name and the girl. I am just so, so happy for you! Look forward to getting that button.. I am sure someone will help out on that:) Praying for you and your family... especially your newest ones in China. They are just precious!

Susie said...

Jean, you know Mia means "mine" in Spanish and Italian, right? So I think it is perfect!

anyabar1987 said...

Hi, I found your blog through the Peterson's and I love the name Mia but you could solve the A thing and still have the name Mia, her full name could be Amelia.

Mandi said...

Love, the names, both of them. I am just in awe of you and your family. I am e-mailing you now.

Tesseraemum said...

They are so precious!!
I am so beside myself about Luke! We have been praying for him for a long time!! YEA!!! And Mia is a doll! We will be praying that her she is healed. That would be the most awesome answer!! Sheri

Debbie said...

You can have an A name and call her Mia. We are in the process of adopting our foster child. Her birth parents gave her the middle name Amelia. We liked that and moved it to her first name. For her nickname we call her Mia!

Sally-Girl! said...

As always praying for you entire family and these precious two that get to know your love as mom and dad!!!

Jodi said...

Love both of your newest treasures names! They are so adorable! I'd be honored to share your button on my blog - I have no idea of how to make them though - wish I could help. Praying for y'all!

Becky said...

Jean,
I am sooo excited for your new little ones that are home and now to read of your newest little ones to come home!!! How exciting that is, and how beautiful your children are! You are a beautiful family. Becky

Vicky said...

I love following your blog! Mia and Luke are blessed to have such a big wonderful family! Their names just seem perfect, especially after seeing their pictures!

Cari said...

I thought that was Luke from MSF when I saw his eyes! How amazing to see God at work in this little boy's life. Mia is beautiful, too! I'm so glad that she will be able to get the medical help that she so desperately needs. Congratulations!

Shonni said...

Jean, I am so excited for ya’ll. Thank you for sharing your wonderful news. They are so adorable!!! And Mia as long been one of my favorite names!!!!!

Mom to my China Posse said...

Love the names! You could use Amia and call her Mia if you need a a name. You know I am all about A names. lol.... A's and K's that is!

Congrats!

Marny in Maryland said...

Congrats on your beautiful children! I think Mia a great name, but if you want an A, how about Amelia, with Mia as a nickname?

Jo's Corner said...

I love Mia, too! I also like Amara Kynn! Get it? American? Silly me!
Jean, they are just so Precious! I'm excited to think that these little ones will have a family to love them through the needed medical procedures. And, it's so much fun to think of you with a toddler. Your home will be filled with much Joy for years to come! Congratulations! ~ Jo

Faye Verquer said...

LOVE the name Mia..its very beautiful. Your newest additions will fit perfectly in your group of gorgeous blessings. I cannot wait to watch your journey and see the newest family picture! God Bless all of your family, you are living my dream...therefore I live through you!
Faye

Holly said...

My friend, Chantelle, from Given Much Mom (on my list of blog faves) makes FREE blog buttons for people adopting! and she's good at it too!! Congrats. I am going to email you as well! I knew he was a Morning Star baby...have prayed for him before :)

Wendy said...

How wonderful for Luke and Mia!!!! They are two very beautiful children!!!! Mia is such a pretty name. I cannot wait to hear all about these two treasures.
Wendy

Ainsley* said...

suggestions for names
amara
amia
amyra
amaya (pronounced amya)

"Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

OK so I skip a couple of days and look at what I miss?? WHAT!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And many many many BLESSINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

PRAYING for your sweeties and for their healing and for quick adoptions and for all of you and doctors- pretty much everything!!!!!! Can't wait to see you picking them up!!!!!!!!!

Wright Family said...

they are adorable !! I would be looking for an l name though so that you can have pairs of Ss As Es and Ls....Are Luke and Lia too star warish (I ask as my kids watch SW for the thousandth time)...catherine

laurajonesjournal said...

congratulations jean! count on us to pray! Let me know if you have blood transfusion questions etc. we are in the thick of it these days!
Laura for the whole family!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for your family. I love the name Mia:)

Annie said...

Congratulations!!! Just awesome!
Beautiful children and the names seem perfect to me!
Praying for your family.

thesevenofus said...

jean my sister bambi adopted a little girl that has beta thalssemia major and has to be transfused every 3 weeks. if you would like to call her please email me at bkjmjlhughes@yahoo.com
and i will give you her number! Hope this helps
kim from kansas city, mo

Lynne said...

My heart is so happy. Your two new blessings are so beautiful - and I just adore their names. My prayers will continue for each one of you - and that everything will move forward smoothly so you can bring your two new treasures "Home" very soon. xoxoxo

Julie said...

I know you are likely busy, but just thought I'd say that I'm praying all is well. Hoping the silence means you are loving some extra family time.

Hunan Mommy said...

So amazing! It will be awesome for all of us in the blogging world to watch them thrive as a result of good medical care. Thanks for sharing all of your adventures!

Karrie said...

You could name her Arizona and call her Ari. Or Amelia is pretty. Audrey?

I really like Mia, too.

Sooooo glad you have to make this decision and not me. :) Too hard.

Congrats again on your beautiful new children!!!!

bookwormer said...

Such cuties :)

I love the name Mia - you could always call her Amelia and then use the nn Mia?!

Congratulations!

Anita said...

Absolutely LOVE Mia and Luke's names!! Perfect for your new kiddos and would love to share their buttons on the blog as you did so for Kaleb!!