Dear Faith, You Are Loved!

On : 8 October, 2016 | Category : 2016

  My sweet Faith,   You are loved! Did you hear me?  You are so loved, little girl!  This week we had a fundraiser to help bring you home.  You would not believe all of the people who came and helped and worked so hard for this event.   Once you get home and get […]

ESL Holiday Party

On : 12 December, 2014 | Category : 2014

Jian got into the car last week and handed me an invitation to come to her holiday party in ESL class.  This is the first time in a year and a half that she has allowed me to come to her school for an event.  And she didn’t want her dad or anyone else to […]

Open House at Jian’s School

On : 22 October, 2014 | Category : 2014

Jian is continuing to do great in all areas.  She had Open House at her school last night.  I was honestly very tired and was just going to ask Daniel to go, but she insisted that we all go and see her school and everything she has been working on this year.  She was very proud […]

She’s a trooper!

On : 5 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

We are slowly making progress with Jian being comfortable wearing the brace on her foot.  She keeps saying that she is scared that people will laugh at her.  The brace is very small, and her sock covers it up, but we are trying not to downplay her anxieties about it.  Any time she will put it […]

Progress with school and physical therapy

On : 29 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Jian has completed almost two weeks of school now and is loving it overall.  She is excited to go “to work” and is slowly warming up to a few friends there.  She insists on eating the school lunch (to my dismay) but says that she likes it and gets full.  She really likes her teacher […]

Jian started school!

On : 20 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Almost exactly 2 months after meeting her parents, Jian experienced another huge transition.  She started school!  We were all very anxious about this, whether it was the right thing to do and the right time.  I have been taking her to the school as often as possible this summer to gradually introduce her to the […]

Some questions answered

On : 8 August, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Well, we had to reschedule the MRI after all of that trouble.  All because she chewed a piece of gum that morning, which I did not know isn’t allowed.  So it is rescheduled for a week from tomorrow.  We had her measured for a wheelchair and should get it within the next couple of months.  […]