Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What It's All About......

I had the privilege of meeting Janie's foster Mom and Dad today
and what a privilege it was!

Our day started by going to a park to meet all the foster moms and children in the Pearl River program.
When I met Janie's foster mother we both hugged....
I was able to tell her through Julie how much I appreciate her love and care for Janie.
When we told her that Janie kisses her picture at night she started to cry...
it was a special moment for this Mom...
I gave her the book of pictures of Janie that I made her
and we both cried.....
a time I will cherish all of my life

looking at Janie's book:)

Before we went to the foster parents home we visited with the precious children at the park, went to lunch with the orphanage staff . At which time I inadvertently ate pig stomach, yep that's right!! It looked just like mushroom, who knew??? I'm not a fan.......
the rest remained on my plate!

We then went Janie's foster parents apartment
It was surreal driving through the alleyways,
destitute is a word that pops in my mind...
such a humbling experience

the stairway entrance to the apartment

Janie's bed which is now Hannah's in the main bedroom
I was also able to meet the parents son who has another bedroom

telling her a little about our Janie

I truly love this woman
what a gift she was for Janie and now to Hannah

I was able to meet her foster Dad as well
he said he loved Qing Zhong very much...
He smiled so big when we talked about her!
They had such a sweet kindness about them....
I was able to tell them how thankful we are to them
that Janie is who she is due to their love and care for her

I am overwhelmed by their quiet kindness
truly a special beautiful time.....
a drastic difference and a breathe of fresh air from yesterday
proof that God gently watched over my baby....

Meeting the kids was such a highlight and an amazing experience, a real heart changing time. I will be forever changed by this experience......

precious Hannah
I am in love
she is with Janie's foster Mom
need I say more




Hannah is very attached to her foster Mom
just like Janie was
absolutely precious

Leighton just stole the show:)

Julie with Hannah



Just love Hannah peeking around:)

precious Ms. Meng

this picture does not do her justice
what a sweet personality she has




LOVE this of Diana playing with Kelan and Quinn!

Each and every child was precious beyond words!
We were able to distribute blankets for each child
(read about that on Pearl River Blog stop by and sponsor a child:)
sunglasses, toys, candy 
hugs and kisses!

Tomorrow we head to Hengshan by train for the day
for another emotional heart changing day!

Such a special day with special friends!


  1. What a special day! Would love to see Janie's face when she sees the pictures of you with her Mama Yaya.

  2. Oh, so glad you posted sweet Hannah she is one of the littles we sponsor and sweet little Faith. They are such little cuties, and I love that Hannah is being loved on by Janie's foster mom. So So sweet. So happy you and Jennifer are getting to know more about your girl's story and what a blessing to have that for them. So wonderful!!!!! Blessings

  3. LOVE every single photo you all are sharing! This is such a sweet piece of Janie's story!!! Thank you for sharing and praying for each of you. Please pick out a sweet little girl for me while you are there! I love you! Shay

  4. Oh my goodness! What a bunch of cuties! You may bring Leighton or Riley home for me!!! What a grand adventure!!!

  5. Sweet pictures and story you will be able to share with Janie! Janie's foster mom seems so gentle and sweet in these pictures! LOVED seeing all the precious faces!!! Each one with their own personality!!! Can't wait to see what God's plan is for the rest of your journey! Each day filled with new sweet blessings!!

    Special bond and story you ladies will share FOREVER!!


  6. Special day indeed!! LOVE the special moments you had with Janie's foster mom!!! Precious memories you can share with Janie!! Thank you for sharing this day with us!
    Precious pictures of your day at the park with all the PRO babies!!! Riley's nose all scrunched up...SO sweet!!!
    LOVE the picture of Diana playing with boys...Priceless!!
    Can't wait to see what God has planned for the rest of your journey!! Continued prayers


  7. sooooo exciting!! I just love keeping up with your life and all that's going on. thanks for being a faithful blogger so we can be in awe right there with you!! LOVE YOU - sea wee

  8. LOVE these photos!!!! Hannah has been on my heart from the second I saw her, I've tried so hard to track her so we can adopt her. How amazing that Janie's foster mom is hers!! What a blessing to show Janie's fm that book!! I teared up just looking at the pictures of you and her!!! ;) these foster moms give so much to these kids!! It's amazing to me how they willingly set themselves up for heartbreak again and again to change a life. What an amazingly unselfish thing!!

    Also, that pic of Di playing w the boys is too cute for words!!!

  9. As usual, my sweet friend drives me to tears. Such an amazing moment! You are truly blessed! Love and miss you.