Once Upon A Prayer

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Only God...

The Shanghai orphanage has very strict visiting guidelines and policies.  When families ask to tour the orphanage sometimes they are told "yes" but often times they are told "no".  When a family is fortuitous enough to get a tour, the orphanage staff decides where the family goes, and what they get to see.  Typically the family is taken to their child's room, and then to a few other designated locations that show up in everyone's photos.  When my sweet friend Tricia offered to bring Mackenzie a gift from us we knew that only God could create the occasion for her to meet our daughter.  From one of our updates we found out that Mackenzie was living in a completely separate building from their daughter Pippa.  

Imagine my pure and utter delight to wake up this morning 
to an email bursting with photos 
of our sweet Mackenzie Ty.

Only God!

Oh how my heart is exploding with love for this precious little girl...
our daughter!

Within a few short weeks, a bedroom fit for a princess
will replace those metal bars.

And the person she will cling to...will be me!

Check out the baby chillin' in the crib next door...
this little one cracks me up!

Blowing kisses...

Perhaps the best gift of all for me lies within this video clip.
The tender, loving touch of a mommy...
Thank you Tricia!

"And my God will meet all your needs
according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19


  1. She is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :-)

  2. Just in awe of this day!!!! So happy for you!

  3. Oh how precious is she! So happy & excited for you to be one as a family very soon! May all those precious babies in that room have loving families who know the loving Father :D