THE SEVENTH DIAMOND

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Have a Wonderful Easter...


I hope that you all have a blessed Easter. Grandpa is here to help Tim finish up Eli and Sophia's room.
We plan to have a wonderful Easter dinner on Sunday. We will be eating dinner on Grandma Peggy's China. It is the only possession of hers that was passed on to us, so we cherish it.
I hope I will be able to pull off the big ham dinner with only one usable arm...we'll see how it goes :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Conversation with Eli about Sophia...


I have been talking with Eli about our trip to China and about Sophia. This is a conversation we had the other night.

Eli, "Mom, Sophia may not love us when we get to China."

Mom, "That is true, she might be scared and sad when she first comes to be with us."

Eli, "How do I make her love me Mom?"

Mom. "You love her first with all of your heart."

Eli thinks about this and I can tell he understands.

Mom, "You are so wonderful Eli that she won't be able to resist you and she will love you."

Eli looks at me and smiles as if to say "of course she won't be able to resist me", and goes off to play.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

There Are Some Cute New Items at the Fundraiser!

Oh yes...who can resist a pair of red maryjanes???? I know you can't, so go ahead and click on my sidebar and head on over to Sophia's fundraiser.

LOVE THIS PURSE! You can have it...it's at the fundraiser :)

Is this cute or what?? Handmade for the fundraiser...you know where to find it!


If anyone would like to make a donation to the fundraiser, it would be greatly appreciated. I know that some of you have left comments to donate, but I haven't been able to find a way to contact you. So, if you could leave your e-mail address, that would be wonderful!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Come and See Our Girl...We Received Our LOA Today!

The photo in the header above is Sophia's referral photo. I fell in love the minute I saw her sweet little face. These photos are the most recent and were sent to us by Ann just a few days ago. This looks like a large play room.

I am guessing that this is Sophia's little bed. It does my heart good to see her little pink sheets and the little girl's vanity beside her bed. Her bedroom looks fun and comfortable.

This must be a little grocery play area. Love the pineapple! I don't know why they feel need to cut her bangs so short, but they will grow. We just can't wait to get to her.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Our Daughter Had Heart Surgery 2 Weeks Ago...And We Just Found Out


I want to encourage everyone who wishes to send a care package to their child to do it through Ann and Red Thread China. She was able to get us updated photos of Sophia(and believe it or not she has another pair of red maryjanes on in these photos too). And she also was able to find out that Sophia had her heart repair surgery two weeks ago and is recovering well.
I was just in shock over this news. We were planning to do her surgery here when we brought her home. No one had said a word to us and when I spoke with my SW on Friday, she said they were not aware that it had happened.
I just can't stop thinking about my girl and how scary it must be to go through open heart surgery. She is old enough to understand that something very significant has happened and that she has been in pain and has a scar on her chest.
I hope that our care package brings her comfort.
Please pray for our girl.