Thursday, January 9, 2014

Lucia's Day

Lucia's last night "curly" she says so we decided to take a last photo.  She has a GREAT sense of humor.

     The weeks heading up to this moment have required much patience.

                                       But tonight, we celebrate!

Lucia made it through the having her picc line put in this afternoon. She was great about it.


This will make administering other medications later, much easier for her.

    We started our day getting the kids ready for a television news taping.  We were met driving up in big Gloria, the 15 passenger van and were followed throughout the day.  There was an ease about the whole thing.  Cephas was a great source of joy and laughter for everyone and most importantly kept Lucia's smile bright.

    We picked up some packaged PF Changs at Target and decided to make it a party night back at the hotel eating ice cream and candy.  We've been singing praises to Jesus and trusting Him in all things.

    In a bit we will take the time to read the special messages that have been sent to us for Lucia.  Thank you so much for continuing to pour out those prayers and messages of love.  They mean the most to Lucia.  She is so relational and that anyone prays for her, just blows her mind.  Today she told the camera man that Jesus saved her and that he makes everyone perfectly.  She knows He loves her well and your messages remind her of that love.  I know it will be incredibly encouraging in the days ahead.

Blessings!!! 

    I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten......You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God who has dealt wondrously with you.   Joel 2:25-26




4 comments:

Nicole said...

Ohh..I'm going to try to watch on Sunday evening...I'm in CA, but will try going online to see!! Thank you for sharing!! God bless you all and praying for pretty Lucia especially right now. :)

loridave said...

Praying for Lucia! She is an amazing and truly precious young lady.

Nicole said...

I was waiting to read more news coming from your family ! We want to tell Lucia that we will pray for her from as far as France. (next to Paris)
When I look at her photos, I only see her lovely face and wonderful smile !
Thank you for showing us we can be happy even in difficult situations !
Dieu te bénisse Lucia !

Nicole said...

What a wonderful news video!! So nice that the news would share your story too. I LOVED it!! So nice to see you all too, and to see Lucia and Cephas' smiling faces!! :) Such a great opportunity to show folks what's happening across the globe that they wouldn't otherwise know and perhaps encourage them towards SN adoptions too.
The video footage of the orphanage was so sad...such despair...I had no idea it was so bad-and also as you mentioned it is so much worse in person. And look at how joyful Cephas and Lucia are now..that's truly amazing.
I'm going to show my husband this video too. Thank you!! :)
Thank you for loving Jesus' kids too...It reminds me of this verse.."Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me" Matthew 25:20