Sunday, February 14, 2010


Happy Chinese New Year to all of you!


We had a meltdown last night.
I don't want to go into details but a few things
that happened, led to Macy and me
in a big embrace, her sobbing, for the longest time.
I knew what had upset her,
but I also wondered if she was missing China
because of the big celebrations going on there right now.
If you don't know, CNY is a HUGE deal there.

I asked her if she wished she was there instead of here
and she quite convincingly said no.

Bless her heart.

It was a rather difficult time but with both Kelly and me involved,
we feel we made a breakthrough with her last night.

I sure hope so.

I know our hearts feel closer to her.

So today we will go to church
(*fingers crossed* hopefully I can convince
Lucy to wear her Chinese dress. Convincing her to wear anything
that isn't her idea ain't no easy task, let me tell ya).

Then we will go out for Chinese food...hopefully, some REAL Chinese food.
And celebrate, American style.
Oh but who knows, we may be able to find some fireworks
to set off, close our eyes and pretend we are
on the streets of China!


To my prayer warriors out there,
if you think of Macy today...
please lift her up as her heart continues to grieve
and ask that the Lord will soften her to realize just how much we
love and adore her and that she is a vital part of our family.


Karin said...

Lump in my throat for your precious Macy. Praying for her and can only imagine how torn she must feel to celebrate this special holiday so far from friends and all she knew in China.

Kim K. said...

Prayers flowing from West MI. I'm sorry last night was so difficult. I'm hopeful today brings peace. Hugs!!!

Carla said...

Oh, my heart breaks for Macy and the emotional struggles she is dealing with. Definately lifting up all of you in prayers...


Rachel said...

Absolutely, friend. Praying some new, precious doors of bonding were opened last night. Hugs.

Adeye said...

Whew, my friend, I cannot even imagine! My heart cannot comprehend how hard it must truly be for her. Please be assured of my prayers for your angel girl today...and for all of you as you navigate these difficult waters.

GOD'S GOT IT, dear friend.

Love you

Holly said...

I will pray. God has placed her in your arms for many reasons. I think you are doing a GREAT job.

Aaron and Erica said...

I'm coming out of lurker status for this one...I love your blog and have been reading for several months now. You always make me smile and often laugh :) I'll be praying for sweet Macy. My heart hurts for the grief that she is going through, but I know it is necessary. I pray this will bring you guys closer together and that she will know she is safe and loved forever.


Chris said...

Awww! praying for you all.

God IS able!

Anonymous said...

Although it is heart wrenching this is all part of the process. I still remember my 16 year olds first heart breaking melt down. Praying for all of you. Sending love and prayerss Macy's way.

Nancy said...

So sorry for you, but glad you made some advances with Macy. Will definitly pray for you and your family.

living4him5 said...

Bless her heart. I will be praying for all of you.


Janet and Kevin said...

Sweet friend,

This newly back from China with a little one still in the grieving stage friend is praying for your dear Macy and all of you as you continue the attachment and bonding journey. Boy, our China chidren's transition sure doesn't stop once we are home, does it?

Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Eli

Susan said...

Praying for Macy. Hope you all had a great day.

Lisa said...

I will pray for Macy and your family at this time of need.

Praying also that any break-throughs that need to still happen will continue to do so.

Hope things are better today.

Newark, Ohio

Lou and Lorna said...

BIG HUGS to all of you! I'll definitely pray for sweet Macy.

Holly said...

Oh Lori, it takes a lot sometimes to make me cry, but your sweet Macy just tugs at my heartstrings like not much else does. Bless her heart. I am praying for her and all of you. God is working, I know.

Madeleine said...

Oh her tears, as well as your's, are noticed by

Yes, you have our prayers. I am thankful yous guys took the step and adopted an older child, knowing how much different it would be, but worth every moment, every tear, every victory, every struggle.

Through all this, she is becoming your daughter. She may not know it yet, but the hearts are meshing, and sometimes that hurts.

I need to thank you for the example. I had never considered an older child. The thought was always shot down in my heart, not even being worth the time to think about it . This morning, in the car, Samuel asked if we would ever adopt again. I told him with hope, that if we ever have money again, I would adopt an older child. John agreed. Which is GOD'S and yes, your influence.

I am trying to get into this whole CNY thing. It is all new to me.

We went to NYC to celebrate. Which makes no sense, but

Jean said...

I bet it is so hard for her- Sarah is no longer grieving China but she loves everything Chinese!

I will pray for Macy- I'm a little late for CNY but I will still pray!

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