Friday, March 11, 2011


I came across this old post from 3 years ago...look at that lifeless babe.

3 years ago, as I waited full of excitement, anticipation and hope, honestly, most days were filled with incredible fear.

Reading the words I typed in this post I remember just longing to see a glimpse of "normal" in Libi. I was longing for God to do miracles in her to heal her from her disabilities. Little did I know that her disabilities would heal me!

Isaiah 44
1 “But now, listen to me, Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. 2 The Lord who made you and helps you says: Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant, O dear Israel, my chosen one. 3 For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. 4 They will thrive like watered grass, like willows on a riverbank. 5 Some will proudly claim, ‘I belong to the Lord.’ Others will say, ‘I am a descendant of Jacob.’ Some will write the Lord’s name on their hands and will take the name of Israel as their own.” 6I am the First and the Last; there is no other God. 7 Who is like me? Let him step forward and prove to you his power. Let him do as I have done since ancient times when I established a people and explained its future. 8 Do not tremble; do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim my purposes for you long ago? You are my witnesses—is there any other God? No! There is no other Rock—not one!”
My heart rejoices that this is my God and the God of my children!

The updates...She is gaining weight!

She is weighing in at 21pounds and 11 ounces (a 3 pound gain in 5 months)

She is 30 inches.

She is rolling from her stomach to back and back to stomach.
She is putting weight on her feet when in the walker.

She is still struggling with sitting up for very long.
She is in 10% for weight and not on the chart for her height.

We had the privilege of meeting with a doctor and discussing Libi's medical records. It was an encouraging visit. It was great to have a better understanding of her medically. We loved the fact that this doctor refused to but her in a box or label her. He expressed that only God can know her full well. We feel so blessed to have a doctor on board with us and more importantly one that knows our All Knowing and powerful God! He is an international adoption specialist and his insight was amazing! We are questioning her actual birth date. It appears she may be younger than what is indicated by her birth date. Again, something that God knows and we pray that He will fill us with knowledge and depth of insight to be just what she needs. We have been blown away by how He has set a path before us to care for her. I look at these pictures and the ache in my heart grows greater!! I long to see her, moving breathing. I long to hold her and smell her. I long to see that countenance change to JOY!

And once again...most concerning...THE HAIR!! I had to put this picture in so you can see that even it is growing...How we love this sweet, crazy haired baby!!

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