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Monday, March 30, 2009

Refresh my heart

I'm still recovering from the stress of this weekend. Zoie was so sick & after an awful diaper explosion, no energy & eyes starting to roll...we rushed up to Urgent Care an hour away. What a blessing. Everyone was in awe over our Ethiopian Princess....I think she was feeling VIP:) We felt relief. Both of us had a flash of our 6 month old weighing only 7 pounds & soooo sick in Ethiopia. Driving up to our pediatrician, she had the same piercing stare of HELP ME in her eyes. We are thankful & grateful for 24 hr. hospitals, pharmacies with the best medication available, and any basic need at every corner.
What a different experience than the last time she was sick in July 08. In Addis Ababa, we drove around hours trying to find a doctor available to help us. We felt lost & desperate.
We pray fervently for our beautiful Ethiopia that God will continue to pour His blessings, miracles & provide healing to such a desperate nation. They are strong & courageous, may they never grow weary.
Well, we have some good meds in her tummy now & hopefully she will start feeling better today.

Christ Jesus, You look down upon the masses of people on this earth and have *compassion* on them. So many are harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36) Thank You for Your mercy, O Savior, that endures forever.
(Zoie at 5 mo old in TH)

4 comments:

  1. Hope she is better soon!!

    Julie

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  2. Oh, I hope she feels better soon, and that you can get some rest.

    I've been reading your blog for a while-my husband and I are adopting a 7 month old baby boy from Ethiopia. Could you send me you e-mail address? It sounds like your journey is very similar to ours and you may be able to answer some questions we have.

    We'll continue praying that everyone stays healthy!

    Chelsea
    chelseaa@hotmail.com

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  3. she is a strong kiddo, she will feel better soon! praying for you guys!

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  4. Poor baby! Perspective is everything isn't it? She is a fighter! Hope she is feeling better soon!

    Aimee

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