Sunday, July 6, 2008

9 Little Miracles


So, this is our little lineup. A whole bench of little miracles. You will want to click on it and see those little faces up close. All but the adorable little one on the left end(my friend Steph's little girl, AnnaLynl) are all little girls from Eliana's same SWI and all 8 of their families traveled to China together to get these precious ones. We had a wonderful time together. There is something about experiencing adoption together from the very beginning that binds people together. We all are attached to eachother's girls and though we are all from different areas of the U.S. and don't share everyday life together we are truly attached to eachother. One of the most interesting things on the personal side is how much my normally snobbing little Ellie just LOVED these folks. It was like she was beginning to grasp things. We watched our gotcha day video as a group and she kept yelling "Myna" for China. Davie would often say, "all the little China girls can come this way..." It was such a blessing to be able to share this with our girls and all the wonderful folks in our travel group. I would pray for anyone traveling to China to be blessed with a group like ours. Precious precious people. Well, we stayed busy and of course there are tons more photos to share, but honestly I am sick as a dog. I went to a walk in clinic today to have them tell me that I have double ear infections, with a blister on one eardrum, a horrendously sore throat and a major cough with phylm....I know...TMI. They gave me drugs or rather I paid the big bucks for some drugs and I'm hoping to feel better in the a.m. So, say a prayer for me :) and have a great week. Love, JS p.s. I am missing my small group tonight and thinking of ya'll as you go through the book of Ruth. I'd call ya'll to share in the fun but I have also lost my voice...got a shot in the bootie to help with that :) How's that for tmi? Love you ladies to pieces!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackie,I missed you at small group tonight! I still battle that voice that tells me not to go when your not there:-)but I went anyways!!Actually-I just enjoy your friendship and miss you when you aren't there;-)It's so sweet to see all those beautiful china babies-makes me miss my Eli even more!! So sorry your sick-think maybe you will be home for small group friday?? You know since your not feeling well ;-) JK-I miss you Wimberly girls and can't wait to see you when you get back, you know,, b4 friday :-)lots of love,
Valarie

Brandi said...

Ok, PRECIOUS picture!! How fun! I love that others have whole circles of friends made like this (although I haven't met most of mine!) I can't wait to have a picture of 15 little Liberians in a row! oooh, that makes me excited.

I'm sorry you are so sick! A blister on your eardrum? That sounds HORRIBLE!

Love you and miss you. . .will you be home for Friday? We have our first "Field Trip" to the Christian Service Center before group.

Eileen said...

Oh I'm so jealous! :-) I never got to meet any of you in person but I love following your journeys.

Sorry you're sick! Get well soon! Say hi to everyone for me!

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

What a sweet picture! I love it!

You sound aweful! I hope you feel better soon.

Jess said...

We missed you Jack!!! Although it would have been hard on you to be in group and not be able to talk ;)

I love the picture, was a great blessing that group is for you guys and the girls. AMAZING...

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

Great Bench Pic!! Great to see you and your family!! Eliana is absolutely adorable!! I wish I had hair just like her :-) Hope you are feeling better soon, Jackie. Enjoy the rest of your vacation. :-)
Venn Family

dogowner said...

Jackie,
You are such a wonderful person to fight through your illness to make the reunion and we truly appreciate your efforts. As always it was a pleasure to see you, your beautiful daughters, and your husband in TN. You are right we are blessed to have a wonderful group to be with. Hope you feel better and get home safely. To Miss Davie..."Gimme some skin...:) THe Neppl's

Pete said...

Wow ... mom .... you ARE sick. Bless your heart, I hope you feel better soon. I'll be praying for you!
That picture is just too sweet! I hope you all are having a blast! We miss you around here!
There's been lots of rain and your flowers are loving it.
... but, sadly, your dog is still an idiot, but I am not neglecting him, despite his lack of intelligence.
Love you tons and tell everyone I said hey.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jackie! We miss you guys! What an adorable picture of all of those sweet girls!! I wish I was there ! :) I love that your group is so sweet and fun to be with!! Enjoy the rest of your week. Can't wait to have you back! Love, Christie

Kelly said...

What a sweet picture! Just wanted you to know I stopped by to see what you've been up to. Hope to see you in small group Friday!

Dorothy said...

They truly are miracles, aren't they? It was so wonderful to see you and your family again. You are such a trooper....I didn't even know you were sick until the last night! Maybe we are starting a trend....I had ear infections when we got back from China last year! Hope you are feeling better now....we are lifting you up in prayer. Safe travels.

Love & Blessings,
The Callahans

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