Living Faith

Noah was surrounded by people who wanted to dissaude and detract him from following God's call in his life. Noah acted in faith to God's call even though what he was called to do went against common sense and the "rules". Noah ran his race with the intent to win. He did not worry about public opinion. We can look at Noah's life for guidance when it seems we are the only ones walking a certain path; running an only course. We are not alone in our faith. God will always be there to guide and help through life's many storms and trials. An active and living faith can at times require actions that may seem new and uncomfortable, but the rewards are eternal.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Another sunny day

Finally we have had the two same nurses in a row for night shift and day shift. A familiar face is so comforting. Sadly Chloe did not have a familiar face during her many hospital stays in China. I absolutely loved her orphanage director, lao shui, and ayis but the orphanage needed every hand staffed there to take care of the children. Each time Chloe got sick, the orphanage would have to hire someone to go and sit with her. I now have a faint glimpse of how scary it must have been for her.

Chloe has had a good day and the sunshine and 77 degree weather outside reflected this. Her body has finally figured out that things must travel south and not north. We were able to load her up in a wagon with all the various tubes, bags and monitors connected to her for a ride through the hospital and outside to the walking area. Her cheeks are getting back some rosy color and she even asked for some spaghetti this evening. Doctor's orders are still nothing by mouth and she still has the NG, nasal/gastric, tube. I hope we can start feeding her clear liquids soon.

Tomorrow Greg will come and stay the day with Chloe while I will go home for the first time since Wednesday. I have to deliver a liter of puppies and love on my other three children a little. Daisy has held off delivering her liter and for this we are very thankful. We are hoping she will have them tomorrow so we can get them settled in before Greg has to go back to work and the boys start taking their exams. Bulldog puppies have to be attended to around the clock and we are short a couple hands now. Chloe is so excited about getting home and playing with them.

It is time for shift change here so I am going to introduce Chloe to another wonderful person.


  1. Sweet friend, I am praying like crazy!!!

  2. We are praying for Chloe too Amy! What a sweet, precious little angel.