Saturday, December 17, 2011

We got MORE new photos of Ellie!!! I woke up this morning to email with new photos of Ellie! I couldn't believe it! We had sent money for the orphanage to purchase a cake for Ellie. It was more of a thank you for her caregivers and we hoped they would take photos. Since we had gotten an update of Ellie after she was out of the hospital, I didn't want to push my luck and hadn't contacted Angela with LadybugsnLove about cake photos. But here they were! Chris ran to the kitchen and made me look at them at the same time as him. We couldn't get over how beautiful she was, how cold it must be there (everyone has coats on inside) and how clearly her caregivers (one being a foster grandmother) must love and adore her. I can't wait to go get her!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Our church family gave us a beautiful shower today! (It was a hectic Sunday, worship, then the shower, then our choir Christmas program at 6pm) Carrie and Beth had decorated to match Ellie's room theme...Pink/Green with Dragonflies. SO many people who approximately two years ago did not know us. Now, they were celebrating with us and so completely generous. Everything we had registered at BabiesRUs for was purchased and then some! We were showered with gifts, gift cards and SO much love it was overwhelming. God truly has blessed us in this journey!!!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ellie is out of the hospital!!! Just got word and our first photo of her smiling!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

We got updated photos of Ellie from Angela with LadybugsNlove. Bad news is Angela also reported Ellie is in the hospital with pneumonia! I contacted our agency so they could follow up and get us a report. How scary it is to know your child is sick halfway around the world. I thought," well God has taken care of her all this time, I can trust Him." Then I realized duh! He's taken care of ALL of us all this time!!!!!