Friday, February 5, 2010

Our Guiyang Gal

With it being her birthday, I wanted to focus on our sweet little Micaelyn today. Today is her third birthday, the last one she will spend without us.

Our little Micaelyn lives in Guiyang, a city in the province of Guizhou in southern China. It is the poorest province in all of China, but what it lacks in money it more than makes up for in other ways. It looks to be a beautiful place, very green with a lot of mountains. It is well known for the high proportion of minority groups that live there. The Miao people are especially prevalent in Guizhou. In 2008 some missionaries visited our church, and they happen to live in Guizhou ministering to the Miao people. Unfortunately I was out of town when they visited (uuugh, I would have loved to have been there!), but my husband kept a card from them telling about their work in Guizhou ministering to the Miao people. I kept this card in my Bible, never knowing my own daughter lived in that same region. After we found out where Micaelyn lived, I was amazed to realize when God had led us to pray for the people in Guizhou, He was also leading us to our daughter! There are not many adoptions from Guizhou, so I would never have guessed my daughter was there, but God knew!

I'll tell more about her soon, but for now I want to share some new pictures. After requesting them months ago, we finally got new pictures of Micaelyn last week. Unfortunately, these "new" pictures are actually 4 1/2 months old. :( Since we were in the midst of trying to get approval for our son when these came, I thought I would wait until that was past and share them today on her birthday instead.

Oh, how desperately I want to see her sweet smile!


Mom 4 Kids said...

Wow all of your most recent post are good news! Wonderful to here that you will be allowed to proceed with the adoption of your son as well! Can't wait to follow along here!

The Kings said...

I love hearing these stories about how God is working behind the scenes in our kids lives before they are placed in ours. He is so good!!!
Micaelyn is so cute!
Praying that your wait will not be much longer now before you can have her in your arms!
Lori King