Yesterday we got an update on Maeleigh's height and weight. Amazingly, she is only an inch taller than Sophie, and pretty much is her same shoe size! We were told we will be able to take her wheelchair and crutches with us as they are hers, which is a great help. She will use the crutches a lot, and the wheelchair when needing to go longer distances. Since China is not always handicapped accessible, should be interesting!
Reactions are coming in fast and furious, some pretty much down-right nasty. Oh well, much to be expected, actually, but hurtful nonetheless, especially when they are directed at the kids. We have talked with them about how people do not 'get it' and we don't have to worry about that, but be prepared for it. We are not asked to do what we have to do because it is popular, but because it it the right thing for us to do. What a life lesson, to see how clearly the way the world rears its ugly head at families who believe in adoption, and the need to help orphans, and try to sabotage what they are doing. Truly, I don't care what people do with their money, their family planning, or their free time...why do they care so much about all of the above for my family?
The truth is, as anyone who has adopted once, let alone three times, knows that while much thought and prayer goes into the decision, once the decision is made, it seems crazy to have ever thought there was another option. And to give a child a forever family, if you have the chance to do that, and to be given every spiritual blessing that will help you to accomplish the hard things, how easy is that to do? Pretty darn easy.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and has made the
Lord his hope and confidence.
- Jeremiah 17:7
|Maeleigh WuShuang, on left, two years ago|