So, I know you want to see her...
This little darling is our baby girl.
Her Chinese name is Ming and we have chosen to name her Jovie Ming. As you could guess, Jovie means "joyful" and Ming means "bright, brilliant". Jovie just turned one year old on January 3, so she is 9 months younger than our sweet Ian. She is from Zhengzhou, the same place Mae was! She started out in Mae's orphanage until she was 7 1/2 months old but has been moved to an incredible place that fosters children. Jovie Ming has a serious heart defect and needs a surgery as soon as possible. Her diagnosis is double outlet right ventricle, large VSD and pulmonary atresia. Her surgery can not be done in China, so Cody and I will do everything we can to expedite our adoption paperwork so that she can come home and get her surgery.
We love her so much already and on this monumental day that we received our first love, I am reminded just how magnificent our Healer and Savior is. Our Father has every detail planned for our journey and has the power to heal our children completely. I have a new, fierce motherly fire inside me to get our children home... And God knows that. As you walk this journey, I can not tell you how many people will tell you of God's perfect timing. Yes, it is true. But thank goodness I can plead with him to stand in my place and keep my children safe in China. My peace comes in knowing that He is there, when I am not. With every adoption I draw so much closer to Him. I am more than aware of how little I am in control of. These children are His children and however much I think I love them, He loves them so much more. Thank you Abba.
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