Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Gettin Ready...

I can't wait to get to Guat! We got a few new pics today and they're just making me more and more excited to go see this sweet "thang"! I feel like she's pretty excited to see me too...just look at those eyes!!! Is it just me or do those eyes just make you melt?

From a Daddy who can't wait,

P.S. Many of you have sent my wife very specific and deeply heartfelt encouragement & pryaer...THANK YOU! It means a ton to her and to me.


Tricia said...

LINDSEY! I cannot wait to see pictures of you & Chris with your sweetpea again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amanda said...

Chris, I believe that Flor wants to see me REAL BAD!! I can just feel it! Are you guys going to get to see your other baby girl?

The gFamily said...

Yes, I am melting right now!! :) She is SO sweet! I can't wait to see pics of you guys with her!! It can't come soon enough!

I also read your last blog, and I am praying for you!! I agree that Satan attacks from all sides when obedience to God is taking place! Praise God that He is so big and can conquer anything!!

demp5 said...

Those might be the biggest brown eyes that I have ever seen! I know that y'all are so excited!! I am praying that your trip will be fantastic!

veggiemom said...

Those eyes DO just make you melt! Absolutely beautiful! Have a great trip!!!
Kerri and Ruby

Pineapple Princess said...

Pretty! Pretty! Pretty! Ooh, those eyes melt my heart!
Praying for God's provision and protection.


Bobbi said...

I think her eyes just beg you to take her home!! She is so sweet.

Bill and Melodie said...

Look at that sweetie! She is so big, I cannot wait, I so hope we get to see her! Wish we were staying at the same hotel!

Jocelyn said...

She is amazingly beautiful!! I can't wait until you get to have her in your arms again!!

Jess said...

I don't think she can be more beautiful!!!!

I am looking forward to seeing pictures of her in your arms!!

Madelyn's Mommy said...

Just Beautiful!!! I know ya'll can't wait to get your hands on her!!!


Amanda said...

She does have a look that will just melt your heart.
I am praying that God is preparing her for this time just as He is preparing both of you. That may sound funny but I want all of you to be 100% comfortable with one another and that everything goes so smoothly so you can make the most of your time.
Give that sweet little face kisses from me!!!!
I Love You Guys!!!!

Mami Sue said...

Praying for you guys as you get
ready to take off to Guatemala!!
Enjoy your sweet girl~

Becca said...

What an adorable angel! I can't wait to see pictures of you guys holding her.

Peace and Hugs,

Jami said...

I'm so thrilled for you guys!! Hey if you get a chance - I'm doing a little "Celebrate Adoption" thing over at my blog. I'd love you guys to check it out!

Praying for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Your baby looks just like a precious moments doll but i am sure that's because that's just what sheis a angel. praying for you. The Gunter's here in Guat.

Tracey said...

I love love love the big browm eyes of a Guatebaby! She is gorgeous, watch out mommy and daddy the boys are going to be after her!!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

Please send us some new pictures
when you get a chance after you get
Eliana! We are so excited for you!
Would you send me a copy of your

We'll be praying for the 3 of you.
Love, Mom Wheeler

Kristen Borland said...

Lindsey, I posted this on my blog in response to your comment, but wanted to post it here too to be sure we connected.

Lindsey, that just breaks my heart! I acquired the Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome and Fibromyalgia (combined with IBS and neurally mediated hypotension, which is common) when I was 10 1/2. That was 18 years ago this month, so I have seen and tried a lot!

Here is a link describing myshot, which is called the Meyer's Cocktail (been around I guess since the 70s):

Intravenous treatments are actually pretty common for these illness, but this is actually my first one.

But I strongly suggest you read From Fatigue to Fantastic (it's on I'm reading it right now. Do you have a specialist? The woman that helped me the most is Dr. Ferre Akbarpour from the Orange County Immune Institute ( I think the best approach to CFIDS/FMS is a holistic one -- medication if needed and natural supplements.

You need to be seen by a doctor that will test for all your deficiencies (from basic vitamins, to hormone levels, to adrenal glands, etc.), and a lot of times this is only done by naturalpathy doctor, although every once in awhile you find an MD (like Akbarpour) that's the best of both worlds.

And drink lots of water. I'm learning that water actually makes a big difference. With CFIDS, your body is a bit dehydrated, which causes all sorts of problems including the aging of cells. Water is so important that the leading pediatric CFIDS specialist has been using water treatments (via IVs) for children with CFIDS for years, and if he catches them at the beginning of their illness, he can sometimes stop the progression of the illness. That amazes me. I wish I knew him when I was 10!

I'm going to try to find your email again so we can talk more!

Your sister in Christ AND Chronic Fatigue,
Kristen Borland

Kristen Borland said...

I don't think I have your email. Email me if you want to:

Armstrong's said...

I love the pictures- she is precious! When are you guys going? If you guys are in Antigua and bored- we'd love to meet you! Also, I speak Spanish so if there's anything I can help you with language wise, let me know.

Also- my hubby totaled his car too- I'm pretty sure that there is some spiritual warfare attached to this adoption stuff! Praise God for our precious kiddos and this journey!

Sarah said...

She is SO PRECIOUS! Can't wait to see those big brown eyes melting in yours when you are together!

Laurie said...

She is just PRECIOUS! A true Princesa! I can't wait to see pictures of you guys in Guatemala!

gracie :) said...

Those EYES!! I know you guys can't wait to get down there. I hope y'all have such a wonderful time with your baby girl!