I look at my sweet girl and wonder "what will she look like with no nevi?".Her nevi make her "special". They are what brought her to us. Without God creating her in this unique way, she would likely be growing up with her birth family in China right now, never known to any of us. God has a special plan for her to be grafted into our family, and He used the nevi He created on her body as a way to do that. Now the last of her "spots" will be removed, forever erased, just leaving some scars and memories. I'm not saying that I'm regretting making this decision for removal. We certainly don't want her to develop skin cancer in adulthood or subject her to discrimination and bullying for choosing for her to look different than her peers (she'll go through enough of that by being Chinese!). She will still be the same girl we fell in love with when we saw her photos for the first time September, 2012. She will still leave her mark on this world whether she looks different or not, because we are convinced that God has great things in store for our amazing Little Lady!
|swimming in our pool|
This summer our Little Lady will turn 3 years old. At that point, half of her life will have been spent in the orphanage and half with us. I love the thought that pretty soon we will get to say she's been with us longer!
|Camping at Reelfoot Lake|
Please be in prayer for Anna Faith and our family July 2nd. Pray we won't be disappointed if all the nevi can't be removed as planned. Pray Anna Faith will be free from nausea and pain when she wakes out of anesthesia (we would love a repeat of surgery #3's effects), and pray that we will have peace as we wait. Waiting for hours in that tiny holding room by ourselves is so hard! Thanks so much!