Thursday, November 26, 2009


Twelve years ago today I climbed on a bus in Changsha, China, and said to my travel mates, "Hey, guys...I was just thinking. Every morning for the last month I have looked at the picture of my daughter and said "Hang on baby, Mama's coming!" And NOW (gulp) I am!" Which instantly made 16 tense, preoccupied people laugh, and then cry! An hour later a wailing and writhing bundle of joy was placed in my arms, and my life changed instantly for the better.

Today my girl is 13 years old. How can that be? I am TELLING you, it was just yesterday she was a tiny little peanut! I am so over the top blessed with this child. Thank You, Father, for the unimaginable gift of ShaoXi. Please bless her life, keep Your hand upon it, and let her know beyond a shadow of a doubt that You love her and have a plan for her life. AMEN!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Count your blessings...I promise you, you have many!

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