Wednesday, April 14, 2010


For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD
plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
 plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11
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I am often reminded of the verse when I look at Maggie.  Only God knows the plans for her Life.  And, as we still ride the roller coaster of doctors visits and more tests, this verse comforts me and reminds me of God's HAND on Maggie's life.  She is the sweetest little girl and loves to be outside. She even loves grass now and thinks Charlie the dog is so funny !

Maggie had a CT this morning to see if she is a candidate for a Cochlear Implant.  Everything went very good and Maggie was such a trooper !  Her CT showed that her left ear has normal structures.  Next, she needs to have another ABR ( auditory brain response test) with sedation just to make 100 % sure she has no hearing in that ear before she can get a cochlear implant.  If all looks good, Maggie will have surgery soon and will be hearing out of her left ear !  We still have a lot of reading and research to do on Cochlear Implants to make sure this is something that will benefit Maggie and not harm her.  All of this is so new to us and we are certainly overwhelmed at times with the technology and therapy that is involved with a hearing impaired child.  We are learning so much each day and praying for wisdom.  But, when Maggie wraps her arms around me and squeezes tight, smiling and laughing, any worries I have are gone and I am reminded of what a complete blessing our sweet, beautiful little girl is.  


chinamomof2 said...

Maggie's beautiful smile says it all! She is your amazing blessing! God knows the plans he has for all of you! I love to see the sad faces become ones filled with joy. God has some amazing things in store for you and your family!

Waiting For Bella said...

She is growing and so beautiful. It has been wonderful the last couple of months to watch her blossom. What an amazing gift God has given your family!! So proud for all of you.

Please be praying for us to find our Bella soon. We are ready!

ps.....did you make the outfit Maggie's wearing??? SO ADORABLE!!!

Much Love!!

Gavin's Family said...

I pray that the Lord will lead you and Chuck both to what is ment for Maggie's SN's.
The look in Miss Maggie's eye's have brightened so much in the few short months she has been home with your family.
Blessings to you!

Ginny said...

What a beautiful girl you have. How wonderful to know that the first words she will hear will the voice of her mother. What a great thing to be able to give her.

Oh and I have to know where you found that adorable outfit. That is just too cute for words.


Jodee Leader said...

Adorable pictures of your sweet girl! I love her outfit!

I have heard nothing but great things about those implants! I am hoping and praying she is a candidate!

Annie said...

She has a cherub and my daughter and I were just ohhing and ahhing over how precious she is! We love her little dress with pantaloons! How blessed you are to have medical options for her her in our country.

Annie said...

I meant to say, she has the face of a cherub! :)

In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. Psalm 5:3
We have a daughter !!!!!!
Maggie Caroline was born Oct. 29, 2008.
She is in the SWI of Gaozhou City,China.
Guangdong Province)