Monday, December 8, 2008


We decided that we should sponsor an orphan. After finding out about a special needs foster home near Beijing and viewing their website the decision was confirmed, we just had to select a child. That was the hard part. I knew we wanted a girl, since our own girly girls would more readily participate in the sponsorship if they could identify with the child. I was checking in on the blog of a couple working at the foster home when I saw an update and prayer request for a child going in for heart surgery to correct a hole in her heart. Her name is Gracie and her glowing smile in her picture on the website captured me immediately. The decision was swift to begin praying for her and become one of her sponsors. Once I figure out more about blogging, I'll add her picture. I know she'll capture your hearts too. She is 9 months old and her surgery went well and she is already back at the foster home recovering. We are sending Gracie a care package and in fact will be sending goody bags of bows to all the girls in the orphanage. The girly girls are so excited, especially since the sponsorship contact has said that they will send pictures of the girls opening and trying on their bows. We are making them now and hope to get the big box shipped in a few days. I've sent bows to 46 states and 4 countries, but nowhere even close to China!!! I can't wait to get them to those little girls. Gracie has little hair- she's getting a bowband!

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