Thursday, August 13, 2009

Moving Along

It's been a while since I wrote on the blog so I wanted to update everyone on the latest news. We received a call from our agency last week and they informed us that we have a LID of July 27, 2009! We are getting a little closer to bringing our precious Julia home! Our friend, Lindsay (who interned at NDFH), came home on Monday night and she had so many pictures of Julia and her friends at the foster home. There was the most precious video of them singing, The Muffin Man. When we skyped with her on Tuesday night, she sang that song. We had asked Lindsay to come over so Julia could see her. They had had a very emotional goodbye in China so Julia was very surprised and happy to see her!

Last week, my eight year old daughter, Lydia, and I went to an incoming Kindergarten get-together at the park near our house. We were representing Julia and brought her pictures with us. Mark and I plan to put her in Kindergarten soon after we bring her home. We feel the routine and getting to know new friends will be beneficial for her. We took pictures of a couple of potential classmates holding her picture, then we e-mailed them to NDFH. The next day, we received pictures of Julia looking at her potential classmates!

We feel so blessed that Julia is in such caring, loving hands! God continuously shines his bright light on the kids and their caretakers. I mentioned our friend, Lindsay, who is such a mature, caring teenager. She wrote the most breathtaking article about Julia in the Texas Catholic newspaper. If you would like to read this article, please go to and scroll down to COLUMNISTS. As a result of this article plus God's infinite wisdom and mercy, a pediatric doctors' group has offered their services for Julia's pediatric care. PTL!!! We are so blessed and give thanks every day. Hope you enjoy the article; please pray for the doctors, Lindsay, Julia, and us. God bless!


  1. Hi Michelle! Congratulations on your LID, you are well ahead of us. It must feel so good to know you are now in their're so much closer to bringing your little girl home now. What a special day that will be! It's wonderful that you have been able to enjoy skype with your daughter...our agency isn't allowing us that communication at this time, so you can imagine how treasured all of the photos and videos Lindsay sent to us of Khloe were!!...truly priceless! I think I'm going through withdrawls this week w/out any new photos and updates on our daughter! And just knowing that Lindsay was there loving on her and giving her that special attention was priceless. Lindsay is so blessed that Julia will be growing up where she will be able to remain in her life...such a gift for all that she has done to help make this happen for you. Such a mature young lady with one HUGE heart!! And the news about the pediatric group offering their services for Julia...what wonderful news!! PTL! He is faithful to provide all the resources needed, and pretty much your entire journey to your sweet Julia is clear proof of that!!

    Have a nice weekend and God bless! <><

  2. Oh we are praying for all of your needs. The Lord has been ever so faithful and she will be home in your arms soon. I just can't wait to see her with your family. You know she holds a special place in my heart.