Monday, May 2, 2011

Evangeline's Heart

You've heard about Caleb and his miraculous story. It's a story that we will never get tired of telling because telling it brings back all the feelings of the day. Another story that we could and do tell over and over is the one of Claire. Her story became more and more incredibly amazing. We like watching transformations. Have you heard about Evangeline's?

When she came she was a tiny little thing with no expressions. She sat solidly and silent, absorbing everything but never reacting. Not only was her heart sick, it was also broken.

Her luminous eyes reflected the pain that was there. We learned quickly that she relaxed when held her close, so that's what we did.

It took a while to see the transformation, but it has happened. Our sweet little girl has not only had her life-saving surgery, but her spirit has come alive. She has been placed into a local foster family whom we know served as a catalyst to the blossoming that took place in her heart.

In only two months Evangeline's fine motor skills skyrocketed nine months. She's made amazing developmental progress but it's the change in her eyes that really amazes us. She's a spunky, happy little girl with a sparkling bright future.

Love Grows Here.


  1. Thank you for sharing these stories that confirm God is still in the miracle business!
    Evangeline ... you simply SHINE!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  2. Oh....we had the privilege of meeting, holding, and singing to Evangeline when we were in China to pick up Cooper. She really, really is a beautiful little girl, and you can see in her eyes that she's an "old soul" as they say. We are in love with this little girl and we pray every day for her! So wonderful to hear of her blossoming! :)

  3. such a sweet face! And thanks to you all for making the difference that turned that sad girl into a bright smiling face with hope for a future.

  4. LOVE this story... and all of the other one's just like it. BLESS you for loving her and knowing that she really needed to be snuggled and held close. It's wonderful how powerful love can be... to see that sparkle in her eyes is living proof! Glad to hear of her progress and all that you did to make a difference for this precious girl. Indeed, her story has been re-written and she definitely has hope for a very bright future!! <><

  5. You have made me weep with joy! She is such a sweet child! Thank you so much for loving her so much; with this love and nurturing she is blossoming! What a beautiful, beautiful girl!

    Blessings to you all!

  6. Oh sweet Evangeline...
    To say that I'm thankful for New Day is such an understatement! What a blessing for her soul and for many others!