Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In Love~Oh My Heart!!!!

This morning we got an email...in this email was a bit of my heart.

Hope~Glory's picture was over a year old.  Today we saw a glimpse of her spirit in BRAND NEW pictures!!!!


The update says she's very busy and loves cuddling.  She can sit on her own (though cannot crawl or walk).  It didn't mention her heart, so we will wait and see what the doctor says here.

She has nailed the posing thing!

This girl has spunk! 

I can't stop looking at these pictures. She is a gift greater than I could ever imagine.  I cannot wait to have her in our arms!!!!

We have even more good news though!  We met our matching grant!!!  It has now been doubled!!!  We still have a ways to go (between $11,000 - $12,000 we need to raise to be fully funded...guesstimates based on what we are hearing from others).  If you want to join us on this journey, you can still give through LifeSong (tax deductible), either online or by sending a check with our family name and number on it.  You can also send money through PayPal "Friends and Family" to our email address (1thomkat (at) verizon (dot) net).  No money will be taken out and every penny will go toward our adoption!

Two lovely people, while we were wading through Timothy's surgery, started a fundraiser for our family.  If you'd like to check it out on Facebook, you can click the link below.


Timothy is doing wonderfully!  He is off ALL pain medication.  He immediately became his chatty self and was all smiles when he saw the rest of the family.  

He gets his three week x-ray next week.  That just seems unbelievable!

Three more weeks after that (the 15th) and Thomas will head back to Philly with Timothy for cast removal!  UNBELIEVABLE!!!  We then have to track down someone locally for PT.  If local friends have any ideas (know of someone good), I'd like to have it set up before I head to China...because I know God will provide (smile).


Then we have these beautiful babies and daughters.

I love being a mom AND grandma!!!


So this blog post was pretty eclectic.  I'm going to leave you, as usual, with prayer requests.  It's been WONDERFUL seeing how God answers.  These pictures today were an answer to prayer most DEFINITELY!!!!

Please Pray...
*For Timothy's complete healing...and that he has walking and running in his future (smile).
*For Grace and Hope, that they are healthy, loved on, and protected.  Please pray that they dream of us and attach quicker than ANYONE could imagine.
*For Grace's picture and information update to come quickly.  It's a big orphanage and could take much longer.  Please pray for God's favor in this!
*That, IF God Wills, we receive the waiver we've requested.  Adoption fees are often not arbitrary, but pay for families and children's needs.  We pray that only if this will not bring any hardship, that we may receive it the waiver.
*That we hear from the three grants we have yet to hear from.  I sent an email yesterday to see if we missed something during the surgery.  We did hear from one (that they had not tried to communicate with us at this point).  Please pray we receive at least one grant.  It would help TREMENDOUSLY!
*Please also pray for Thomas and I.  Please pray we can use this time before travel to gain physical strength.  We have two more little ones and really need to focus.  We have several physical needs for the girls, but strengthening our bodies comes before every one.

Thank you friends!!!

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." 
Romans 8:37

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