Monday, September 1, 2008


Today is the day that Sherrie and her husband got their daughter. It did not go like she had hoped. Sherrie says, "she is scared and still in diapers!" She is in love with her already. I will wait until I get her permission to post a picture. But, Sherrie is a sweet, gentle soul and I know that in no time , Sophie will see that and all will be well. Right now the only one she will let hold her is Justin, the teenage son. She only wants to be near him. This is going to take time, but I know it will be well. Pray with me that God will speak to her little spirit and let her know that she is safe and loved by these strange people who can not even talk to her. Our God cares about even the tiniest child in China, and He wants her to be happy. I am praying for peace and comfort for Sweet Sophie.

Now this is in no way as important as Sherrie's news, but I thought it ironic that I got it on the same day. I just got a call from the gallery owner in Savannah, and they are getting my furniture ready to ship! The owners wife said the table, which just got into port last week from China, is beautiful. She says everyone is raving about my table. Remember it is made from centuries old temple doors. I can hardly wait to see it and I will show you a pic when I do.

I would say these are 2 exports they got right!


LivingTheLife said...

What an exciting time for Sherrie and her family. I will pray for God's grace over this entire family and their extended family during sweet little Sophie's transition. I know it must be very difficult, adopting a child who has no clue about the "goodness" of these strangers hearts. I just pray that very soon, they will be able to communicate their love for her and that she reciprocates that love...even if she doesn't speak the English can break through any translation barrier. God's continued blessings for all of them.


Kay Bratt said...

It will only take a short time and that baby will be in her mother's arms every minute possible--I promise. Her reaction is very normal and common!


nancygrayce said...

I stopped and said a little prayer for Sophie and her new family. But how important the son must feel that she clings to him....maybe that is her first bond! She has a big brother.

justabeachkat said...

I can only imagine how frightening it must be in the beginning for sweet little Sophie. I'm glad she feels comfortable with someone, even if it's her new big brother. I'll pray for this family.

How exciting about your new furniture. Can't wait to see it.

BTW...I've got another award for you.


Ang baylis said...

Hi, Tonja! Oh, I would be honored to pray for sweet Sophie. It must be so hard for her. I will pray for peace, comfort, security and for her to feel God's arms wrapped around her during this time. I CAN'T wait to see pictures of your new table! :) I'd have to say GREAT NEWS from China!
Love to you,
Angie xoxo

Musicaljean said...

Yes, I too will pray for Sherrie and Sophie and family. I think she will soon be clinging to Sherrie.

I'm so excited about that table! You MUST post pictures just as soon as you get it.

Jillian, Inc. said...

Praying for sweet Sherrie...what an incredible journey...literally and otherwise. Can't wait to see that table. It sounds amazing.

windycorner said...

Hi Tonja,
So glad to hear that Sophie and her precious new family are on the way home. Can't wait to see a picture of them.
Your table sounds fabulous. you must be so excited!

Earthmommy said...

How exciting and what a blessing for the precious little one!! I'll be praying for this new family daily.

andi said...

I CAN'T wait to see the TABLE!!~!!!!!! I'll have to make something scrumptious for you all to enjoy after you move in!!!!