"Immeasurably more" can not begin to tell! (photos added!)

Rachel's breathing tube is out and all is perfect again!  Well,...almost perfect!  We've still got some chest tubes to lose that might brighten things further, and an IV line or two, even more so... but for today - no complaining from either of us!  Blessed liquids will begin within the hour (wait a minute... nurse says NOW! and Mommy get's to be the "hero" in delivering it to those little parched lips!), morphine is on board for the ride, and we're enjoying the view from the back-side of surgery!  I've even had a sneak peak to one of Rachel's priceless smiles and a sweet little wink for a sip of water!  :-)  The camera might even re-emerge this afternoon for your "viewing pleasure"!


Our wonderful translator from the local Chinese Church came by this morning and spent some time with Rachel.  She assured Rachel that I would not leave her alone and that I would be right here, should she need anything.  Then, when her heart was "ready", I would take her home... Rachel turned to me and in the sweetest, most tender, post- breathing tube voice, said... "Thank you"   Are you serious?  NO, Baby... thank YOU!  The pleasure, the joy, the gift... is all MINE!  


I don't remember a time in my life when I've felt as grateful as I feel today!  I am smitten with my precious new daughter and soon I will take her home to start the life she's only dreamed of before now...  It is a miracle I still can't believe God has blessed me to be a part of!   "Immeasurably more" does not begin to tell!


Here are the photos I promised earlier!  I want the people that have "labored in love" through prayer to see God's beautiful answers... Our precious Rachel~less than 24 hours after open-heart surgery!



Yes, adoring fans!... this is a wink for YOU!


Mommy could go on and on... but it will suffice to say that my own heart is ready to BURST!  :-)


18 comments:

  1. We just checked the blog and as my 14 year old said when she read it, "WooHoo"!!!! We are continuing prayers of gratitude and that Rachel continues on a swift recovery path and feels the love around her...not only her family's and Jesus, but everyone who is carrying her around in their hearts and praying for her miracles. We love you, Rachel.

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  2. Crying here in the middle of ratios and proportions with my daughter. I'm so happy to here your report. Praise God for his healing hands and a sweet mama to sit by her side. I'm so excited for the hope she has in a new sweet life in YOUR HOME(: Thank you for sharing your girl with others.

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  3. Praise God! I will continue to pray as I know that much more still lies ahead.

    Thank You, Jesus, for caring for this little one--and her family.

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  4. I am thrilled to read your update and know that none of this was possible without our Lord's intervention. I and the girls have been praying for her complete recovery since hearing about her.

    We live up in the Jax. area with our 3 daughters, 2 adopted from China. If you need any help down there, let me know.

    God Bless all of you,
    Lee Ann

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  5. Crying...AGAIN...could our God be anymore BIGGER? You are all so blessed! Praising and continuing to pray Rachel through the rest of her recovery!! I just want to reach through the screen and hug you both!! {{HUGS}}

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  6. Tears~Again~ It is so humbling to be a parent, even more humbling to adopt. To have your child look at you and truly be grateful that you are THERE with them. When WE feel like WE'VE been blessed simply by being allowed to be there with them. God is so good and children are such a blessing!

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  7. I am sitting here with tears pouring down my face. So very, very happy for you both!

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  8. We've been praying for Rachel for a long time. Thank you for sharing your journey. We will continue to pray for her full recovery. So happy for all of you.

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  9. Oh what a dear dear child!!! We are continuing to pray for and with your family!! Thanking HIM for this miracle for your SWEET girl!! May He continue to hold you all in the palm of His hands!! His blessings to you all!!

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  10. I am so incredibly thankful and happy for you and your precious daughter! What a beautiful testimony he has given Rachel to share!!!!! We head to surgery next week.. A trial run for what is to come for our sweet girl! I will be reminded of His faithfulness through your journey!!!

    Blessings as you continue to move through the milestones together!!!

    ~Diana

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  11. Oh Lori! How happy, thrilled, ecstatic, I was to read this post! How wonderful it will be to be able to go to our church Sunday morning and share this blessed report - for they too know of your precious one and have been praying for her! Such happy tears I have!

    Faith

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  12. Praise God! So very thankful for your precious daughter!

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  13. Oh, Lori, btdt on the pain for my own sweet daughter, and I KNOW what you went through. We are praying in China for Rachel's full and complete recovery AND for her pain management. Thanks for letting us know what to pray for.
    Donna
    Eagles Wings

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  14. Praise God!! Many tears for your sweet girl and her wonderful family! THIS is what true love is all about. :)

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  15. You have a way of bringing tears to my eyes through every post- whether it be your words, a photo, or in this case...BOTH! Love the wink and what a precious treasure she is! Thank you God for answering so many prayers!!

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