We celebrated Janie’s 7th Family Day on the 12th! Truly I cannot believe she has not been with us forever…yet I will always mourn not knowing her as a baby. She waited too long in a hospital, an orphanage and finally with her amazing foster parents before we were able to adopt her. God is amazing is all I can say. He spoke to my heart in the early hours of the morning calling me to this precious spunky child!
I posted this on IG last week on her special day….
Seven years ago today we met this precious girl for the first time! We spent the year prior praying (and pleading) to the Lord to allow our family to adopt her, chances were slim at best. He answered each and every prayer and added some unexpected spunk in this girl as well. All the pictures we had seen of her revealed a scared, shy child. Imagine our delight when she squealed “yo way lay”, which means “this is fun yay” with a huge smile on her face and ran all over our hotel room. ( I have no idea how that is spelled in Chinese😂). Sarah Jane Qing Zhong we adore you and are so thankful God moved mountains (Chinese paperwork, laws, and one willing American social worker to stare at a computer screen for hours waiting to see Li Qing Zhong’s file appear on her screen…and lock it before the rest of the social workers around the world could lock it first)…yes mountains to bring you to our family! You are adored and oh so special!! Happy Family Day sweet girl!
Psalm 10:14 “But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.”
We celebrated at Osaka (of course) with most of her brothers and sisters. I love how all the big kids make such a big deal out of the girls’ family days and always make a point to celebrate with them:).
the many faces of Janie haha! (only not so haha sometimes:)
…and then we are all smiles again!
Sweet Janie you are adored by everyone in our family… even when you are oh so dramatic ha!
You are amazing and chosen, silly and ridiculous, sweet and sassy, and have the sweetest most emphathetic heart I know!
~Happy Family Day dear one~