Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our hearts

So every time we have committed to adopting our daughters I have put on a red bead bracelet and worn it all the way to China and usually it has been put in a suitcase, or given to our daughter...This past July though when I was in China I wore my red bead bracelet that I had worn since the previous Nov when we had sent our Letter of Intent for our daughter Penny and when we got her I took the bracelet off...i put it back on...then a few days later I took it off again. To put it back on...Finally after a couple more times of this I just left it on and came home with our daughter Penny....you have to know that this red bead bracelet is one that comes with a collection of maybe three other colors where there is a bracelet and a necklace..maybe $3 at Wal mart for this child's set of beads...so it had lasted thru a lot already and seemed pretty darn strong yet.... to stay on my arm for sure!
After I got home it was spoke about off and on about another daughter...Claude said he had always wanted five...one night Penny and Vicky came and said they wanted to talk to us, please sit down on the stairs...so we did and they told us they thought we should adopt another sister for them. They knew how old she should be, even where her bed would be plus that they should go with me to get her so they could help her not be scared since I don't speak Chinese but they do and also that Eric their brother has to go again as he was fun and helped Penny a lot when he was in China with me...amazing how this Red Thread has us all tangled together!
We have got everything in action and have committed to adopting a little girl, age 12 ....we are sure this will be another amazing ride! Please follow along the journey! As we follow all of our hearts...again to China.

8 comments:

Sharla said...

WAHOOOO!!! Congratulations!! My heart is still jumping up and down!

What an amazing blessing...God is so good!

Love,
Sharla

Sandie said...

OH MY!!

Julie said...

So excited for your family!!! :-)

Mom to five said...

Congrats Ruthi!! I will live vicariously through you!! LOL

Desiree
(another Hangzhong mom)

Andrea said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news. We are so excited to have our second. We are still Guangzhou and already planning to come back for a third time!

Alyson and Ford said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news! You have a very loving family.

Alyson
Alyzabeth's Mommy

The Eubank Family said...

We are so, so, so happy for all of you. I stand in awe of what God is doing through you and Claude. You are my hero's. we love you all very much, Vickie

laura said...

Ruthi,
You are a Rock Star, in a Big Jesus Kind of Way. Thank you for seeing us through our own Russian Adoption, with all the trials and tribulations. Elsa is lugging one of Greg's shoes all over the house. It is about a third her body weight but she isn't about to give up. That's our girl! You were a HUGE source of encouragement and help in our times of need, panic, frustration, and pain. Thank you for your prayers, wisdom, and friendship. Thank you for sharing your family and adoption stories with us. Will continue to pray for you and your family and are anxiously awaiting the arrival or your next daughter.
Much Love,
Laura, Greg, & Elsa Maria