Thursday, November 15, 2007

I miss her so much tonight...


Have you seen anything cuter???!! She would fall asleep with a huge grin on her face. I wonder what dreams she is having....hopefully she is smiling now thinking about her mommy and daddy.



I could just stare at her sweet face for hours! Today has been one of those days that nothing really feels right. I have been pretty down....praying for answers.....and begging God to bring her home to us soon. My heart is also heavy for sweet Xio. I have no idea when her next court date is, but I know the Lord does. Please keep praying for a miracle.


She is in the middle of talking to us during this picture (and she was definitely too tiny for 3-6 month clothes)! I don't think I have officially posted her name.....it is Eliana ("the Lord has answered") Hope Wheeler! Thank you for your continued encouragement and support. We are so grateful to everyone.....and couldn't it make it without you.

Love, Lindsey (and Chris)

P.S. If you have questions about how to get to our church this weekend, e-mail me at lindseyewheeler@hotmail.com. Also, PLEASE PLEASE keep lifting up Sandi and baby Hannah in China. They have been told that she will not be able to bring Hannah home. We have been fighting this for her....calling senators and congress. She has lost her husband...she needs her daughter Hannah soon. Pray for officials hearts to change and for her to be able to come home soon. She needs to be around friends and family.

17 comments:

Our Adoption Journey said...

Love, Love the pictures! I too, can stare at our little boy's pictures endlessly.

Jennifer

Amanda said...

sweet baby eliana!! i can't wait to meet her in person and for her and flor and fern and xio to play together.

i posted a prayer request about your friend in china. it just broke my heart. i pray for God's mercy on her and her family.

The Heinrichs said...

I just love seeing new pics of our little Guatemalan angels! Their little smiles just melt our hearts! We just got our little gals medical update today and it is amazing how tiny she is--and to think my agency suggested I send her 18 mo clothes a few mo ago ---her foster mom must think I am crazy!!! I was feeling very down this morning too and opened up my email and saw her medical update..amazing how God gets us through this! Keep strong!
Deanna

Melissa said...

Beautiful name for a beautiful baby girl!

Anonymous said...

You guys are still in our prayers. I love all the pictures and especially her name and the meaning. I hope you have a great day Lindsey and would love to see you soon.
Love,
Nicole Eaton

Jennifer & Filipe said...

She is so precious! I'm sorry you have been feeling down lately. I have been feeling exactly the same way. You guys are in my prayers! I know God is working to bring our daughters home, even if we can't see it.

Powell Adoption said...

My sister is having a baby in May and we just ran across the name Eliana and thought it was perfect if she has a girl, every child is an answer to prayer!
I wish we lived closer so we could come and support you at your church, I think I posted before but one of our good friends is friends with your pastor so we have hear a lot about your church, it sounds wonderful! Blessings this weekend,
Laura

Jennifer & Filipe said...

I do constantly wish I could move down there until the adoption was finalized, but it just isn't doable for us. It breaks my heart! We are in OKC.

emily said...

That is terrible about the family in China. I have been checking Gwen's blog but haven't seen anything.....anything else that can be done?? Pray obviously...that is so tragic.

Precious pics of your baby girl:)

wareaglereed said...

She is sooo, beautiful!!!!
And I LOVE her name!!!!

I know God has BIG plans for your new little family!! Can't wait to see her in your arms forever!!

:)April

Jami said...

Oh I am praying for you guys right now. I remember the pain of missing my baby too! I love her name by the way! :)

Ps. 61:2 "From the end of the earth will I cry unto Thee, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the ROCK that is higher than I!"

Jami

Laura said...

Eliana is absolutely beautiful!!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

I just love the fact that she was in the middle of pouring out the
words in her heart to you two when
you took that picture! Yea God! Her sweet little spirit has recognized that you both care enough to listen to her! What a lifetime gift! You are laying the
foundation for her to come to trust
the LORD'S loving, listening heart!

Amanda said...

Lindsey and Chris...she is beautiful!!! I am praying for all four of you!!! Please let me know if there is anything more I can do for you guys.

See you this week sometime...I am VERY EXCITED about meeting both of you.

Amanda Mohr

Amanda said...

I think you need to post that video of you guys dancing with Eliana!!

HAHAHAAA!!

Tamera said...

Hey guys, I heard your story at church yesterday and was so touched. Know that my husband and I are praying for you and that precious Eliana. God is more than able and is already working in ways we can't even imagine. I look forward to seeing the unfolding of his power in your lives.

Becca said...

I remember those days when nothing felt right. I am praying for you and both of your girls...