We have a vision of the body of Christ rising up to glorify their Heavenly Father and reflect His merciful heart by extending this gift to orphans through adoption. We see the fatherless discovering their identities in Christ through finding love in family. Will you take this journey with us, sowing into a life for a bountiful harvest? Please help us tend this garden and revive the brokenhearted with the love of Jesus.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Stretching and Growing
Some special life long memory events happened this week.
Rainan had her very first dance recital and we got a new kitten!
I was so proud of her! This was a day I had always dreamed of. For all of you who have known me since childhood, pretty much dance was my focus and seeing her enjoy it too blesses my heart! Especially when she is dancing for Jesus!! Right before her dance began someone announced to the audience that this one was dedicated to Lucia and Cephas. It was such a surprise and I immediately teared up. I looked over at them and had another one of those "pinch me" moments again. THEY REALLY ARE HERE. They are HOME!
Our other big surprise was this beautiful little baby who joined our family.
We are all things kitty at the moment.
And some other really cool things we've noticed......
We laid Lucia down on her wedge and she pushed herself up to this position on her own!! This is HUGE. HUGE. HUGE!! Her strength and determination to do more is amazing. She pushes herself and says, "I'm sorry" when she didn't attain what she hoped. We constantly tell her she doesn't need to be sorry but she is so hopeful to do more things on her own.
And I went inside for a bit and came out to find she had pulled herself up so she is leaning her weight to the side...nothing is touching her upper back here. I did a little Mama jig dance on the porch for her. We had to celebrate!! She is spending less and less time in her same curled position. We see her "lengthening" as she has some tummy time and frequent changes of position. That alone has done wonders. At first it was bothering me that we couldn't get her in to the specialists right away but I think this may end up being a good thing to give us some time to work on the muscular aspects so that by the time they see her she may present more accurately. Those muscles just hadn't been stretched all of those years.