Thursday, August 5, 2010

What Love can do... A Thankful Thursday Post!

Our passion is with the children. There are so many children without parents- our hearts are heavy with just the thought. We are amazed at the transformation in our own daughters - how just Love can change their lives so much!!

We are amazed at their progress - they have only been home 2.5 weeks and already their reaction to love, security, a home and a family has overwhelmed us. We are on our knees in thankfulness to our dear Lord!

Emma is a completely different person- she is calm, happy, content, interested, - she is not the same person that we met in China. Hubby continues to comment on her behavior - he is overjoyed and grateful. Honestly we are stumped and just keep thinking ... only God!

We no longer need to discipline her like we did in Ch*na- only a "no" will do. She is crushed if she disappoints us- and she looks to us for guidance. Honestly, I am in awe, we are in awe ... in awe of Him!

The girls go to a park playgroup - I signed them up when I thought they would be home in early summer-oops. It is challenging for them to just "fit it". The other day I figured I would run a few errands while they played - Emma cried- she was so sad that I would leave her... this is incredible progress! I stayed on the bench during the playgroup and she slowly enjoyed her time at the park. God Bless this dear girl- each day she makes progress!

We have had many appts lately- DR's, dentists, speech, PT, specialists, etc. With each of these appts we get to know our daughters better! I can't believe I have missed out on so many years of their lives- it makes my heart heavy. They are incredible- I am so thankful that our Lord has blessed us with them in our lives!
Thank you Jesus!!


Mama Fish said...

Jean- I just love your blog! I love every post... thank you... you continue to inspire and encourage me.

Sally-Girl! said...

I am thankful that all has worked out so well with the girls!!!

I am thankful for you!!!

Sophie said...

It's amazing how the love a parent can transform the life of a child.
Praise God for what He has done in your lives.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose."
Romans 8:28

Kathy said...

God is SO good!!!

Angie said...

The first thing I noticed was the look of contentment on Emma's face. Only God!

Shonni said...


Serving the King said...

All I can think is Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord! Which, really, just about sums it up doesn't it?!! SO, SO happy for your family Jean! God is so very, very good!

Sarah said...

I am so very glad that the girls are adjusting so well! It's amazing what love and stability can do.


Updated by Lila Huggins (grandmother) said...

I don't know if you remember me, Miss Lila from Atlanta, GA. I've been following your family since you had 4 or 5 followers. I remember the post you wrote asking for more. That's when I finally spoke. If you look back in your followers, I have black hair and a red jacket on. Anyway, I wanted to say, I was a little bit worried when you were in China, but I knew if anyone could turn the corner for those precious girls, it would be your family! I've been praying in ernest for them and for you. It seems all our prayers have been answered!!
I wanted to let you know of another family I follow which you may already be aware of: She, Robin, has adopted 3 beautiful girls from China and is getting ready to go in Dec,2010, to get her 4th, Liliana. She was wondering about homeschool and I thought maybe you could help her a bit. She lives in St. Louis, MO. She'll be coming to Atlanta in Oct. for a tea party fund raiser we're doing for the family. I can't wait to meet her.
I hope I could meet you too someday. I admire you so.

Prayers and Hugs from
Miss Lila, celebrating the birth of her 10th grandbaby,Ruby, born on the 4th of July!

Sue said...

I just got caught up on your blog entries. I think they have grown so much in every way in the short time they been home and I think Sarah has mature a lot too and you look fabulous to and make it look easy.....You are a great mom and a wonderful friend

LedaP said...

Jean, I would love it if you could give some encouragement to my sweet friend, Joey, who is struggling a bit...

I know it would help her to hear your story...


Mei Mei s and Mayhem said...

Praise God!!!! So happy to read this and see the smiles on everyones faces!!!!