Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tiny bits of news.....
Emailed Amanda......the Starfish director... to ask about Lily and Caitlyn. Lily was Isabel's little sidekick and she would have liked nothing better than to have brought her home with us and been her Jie Jie (big sister). Lily had spina bifida and surgery before we were at Starfish. She had mobility issues and was able to stand but not yet walking. Still not sure what her status is but Amanda says they are getting her fitted for a brace or braces. Caitlyn was the smallest and frailest little Starfish. She was a very poor eater and I tried to hold her and feed her to assure myself she was getting enough. Amanda says she is putting on weight, but not how much. Sadly she also said they think she is blind. Gabriel was to be adopted on the 31st of August but so far no news of that.
Please continue to pray for these children. Jade and Rebecca must be three by now or close to it and no forever family in sight.
We will continue to hope.
My girls have resumed school and today Beth came home with a fire in her belly for a new project the class is considering. This year they want to support a worthy cause and do some fundraising for it. I gave her some information I had on New Hope Foster Home where we are going in March........see our site in sidebar "return to China 2009".. We looked at their webpage and she will take in the brochure I gave her and peruse the website with her classmates and do a little presentation. That would be great!!!
Here is a sweet photo taken recently of Rebecca (L) and Jade (R) by one of the nannies. So adorable.