Thursday, December 15, 2011

For this child I have prayed; and the Lord has granted me the desires of my heart.
1 Samuel 1:27

Lily and I made a quick trip to Wal-Mart today.  I was surprised by the number of people that are following our blog.  A friend mentioned that we were bathed in prayer during our trip to China. She asked if I could feel it, and I can honestly answer YES!!  During the trip and since we've been home, I have no doubt that there have been days that God has just picked us up and dragged us through it.  I am so humbled by the love and support we have received.  It means so much to us!  So many have prayed for the BamFam 5 and God was listening!! 

Miss Priss is doing so well.  The few tears that we have during the day are not really grieving, it's just typical seven year old whining at this point :)  Lily is starting to use more and more English words and even putting a few phrases together.  When Reece didn't sit at the table to eat with us tonight, she looked at each of us and then said, "GuGu no eat?"  We've also learned several Mandarin words, this girl knows how to get her point across!!

Bonding is going well.  Lily had a tough time at the beginning of the week when Trent and the kids started back to school.  She didn't eat on Monday until they got home.  I was so worried, but she ate like a pig once we were together.  She's eating well now but does ask where they are several times during the day.   Once we pick up Reece and Mary Ashtyn and Trent comes home, she is a happy, very silly girl.

Every day, we see again and again that God meant for Lily to be ours.  

Getting to know Heidi, who she calls Hidea.  

It took a few days, but now she loves LuLu or LuhLooUh!
 First Bubble Bath
So excited to be visiting BaBa's school!
She LOVES corn on the cob.
Look what she can make and she can count to smart :)
 Her Bubble Beard, as soon as she put it on she screamed, "Tou BaBa"!!  In other words, I look like my Daddy :)
 Silly Putty Pirate Patch
FINALLY enjoying some MickeyD's!!!

Loving every minute of being SILLY LILY'S MaMa.  Please keep praying for her, it's time to start making appointments with her doctors.  As you pray, please lift up Trent's Daddy...that his body will stay strong during the chemo treatments so he can beat this hateful cancer.


  1. Thanks for posting, I have a family of 6 (2) that ride my bus...The dad is a missionary in China (don't know the areas that He has been) the Mom and children are all from China...we have talked on many many occasions...They love this story...thanks for updating so I can update them:) We are also praying for Trent and Misty's Dad...God Bless you all as you all go through your journey and Have a Wonderful Wonderful Christmas!

  2. every little girl needs a mama to paint their nails & give them bubble baths! Tears of joy for your sweet fam are flowing! Prayers for Trent's dad!

  3. So thankful that Lily's adjustment at home has been going well.
    She sure does look happy!!! :-)