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and advocate on behalf of the 143 million orphans around the world!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Gu Jia Tong!

Oh my heart completely aches today knowing my sweet baby girl is in China on her first birthday in an orphanage. She was the first thing I thought of this morning..and is the last thing on my mind this evening. The only comfort I had today was knowing she was being held by her Heavenly Father who promises to be a Father to the Fatherless. What better company could she have than Him and the sweet Angels that I believe surrounded her and celebrated her today. Oh how I longed to be there when her little almond shaped eyes opened to smile and say, 'happy birthday, sweet baby!" I wished that I could pinch her sweet little rosy cheeks. I longed to snuggle up next to her and smell her and kiss her little feet. But, I know HE did. I am so looking forward to making up for lost time with her. Doug texted me today and said,"" Happy Birthday Lily! I texted back and said, "I know" :) :(..then he texted back and said.".that's exactly how I felt..happy yet sad"..I cannot wait to show her what it feels like to be loved...but until then...

Thank you Jesus for holding our little princess in your arms. Thank you for hiding her in the shadow of your wings, and for keeping her as the apple of your eye. Calm her every fear, wipe away every tear. Heal the hole in her heart for her birth family and fill it with Hope, Trust, and the ability to love and be loved by us. amen.

Lily, I'll love you forever, I'll like you for long as I'm living my baby you'll be!
Happy 1st birthday!!!!!!!
"The Lord your God is with you, He is MIGHTY to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."


Julie said...

I hope your trip goes well Julie! I'll be anxious to hear how it goes. I'll be praying for you and your family during your pick up trip and that everything goes smoothly. I can't wait to see pictures!

Emy said...

Happy Birthday sweet baby girl! I really need to STOP reading your blog in the morning because my "cry button" is pushed the rest of the day! ha ha ha! Love you!

Garland Family of 5 said...

Happy Happy Birthday Lily! CANNOT wait to celebrate your homecoming soon. Will be praying every step of the way.

The Gutmans' said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Lily Hope. So glad your mommy found comfort today knowing that God knows your name, he's known from the beginning of time, he knows how many hairs are on your sweet little head. Love you!!

MMStanley said...

Oh my.. Needless to say I am a little behind on reading your blog.. Wow.. This brought tears to my eyes. Julie, my heart is so full of admiration and love.. You are being led by Our King Most High to do His will! Not many can say that they feel His hand directly guiding them as you do now. Thinking of you all and knowing that in three days... GOTCHA Lily Hope!!