Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Goodbye Hong Kong

(Our "home") 

We have come to the end of the great "Annie and Stephanie Hong Kong adventure". It has been a crazy  34 days of hospital life but I wouldn't change one minute of it. Over this past month I have seen such a wonderful change explode from Annie she is so vibrant and full of giggles. We came here for one very important thing and that was to have her heart repaired and her amazing team of doctors were able to do just that. I know that God has been by our side every second of this trip. We have had so many answered prayers and surprise blessings along the way.

As we say goodbye to the wonderful nurses we have had who have become our "hospital family" it is bittersweet. They love this sweet girl so much and for that I am so thankful. They have given us the best care anyone could ask for. Thank you so much Hong Kong Adventist Hospital for your love and support. 

We are also sad to be saying goodbye to all the wonderful Medart mom's that have blessed us with doing our laundry, bringing us toys, and lots and lots of yummy food and prayers. These ladies have no idea how much each of their visits meant to me. They were all so special, wonderful Godly women and their kiddos are just adorable. This is an amazing organization and such a blessing to so many Hope babies and those that care for them.
(Out on a walk in our Cassiope Woven Ring Sling which has been a huge blessing on this trip) 

We are looking forward to our return to New Hope as that means Annie is going to be able to attend preschool class and I will have a few weeks left of being able to help out in preschool.  I am so excited to be there for a couple more weeks during the transition back. This is also going to be a bittersweet time as I have cared for this sweet girl through everything these past 5 weeks and now I will hand over everything to her nanny again. I hope her nanny is ready for this new personality that has exploded over these past 5 weeks!
(Did you know that heart babies tend to have longer eye lashes) 

Some random things I have discovered about myself while in Hong Kong:
*I know every show on Disney Jr. better then I ever thought I would ( and I already knew it pretty well)
*I think they should bring back Hi-5 to the states or at least air the Aussie version
*PCSing prepared me for living out of a suitcase with limited clothing options
*Don't ever take for granted being outside and enjoying the fresh air
*I don't know what I would have done without my oils! This picture just shows a few of my staples during this hospital stay! (If anyone wants to know more about them I always love to talk oils)

*I like kiwi's
*The southern style Chinese food is so yummy! I could eat veggie rice and meatballs everyday
*Vegetarian life still isn't for me
*I have become more adventurous of a eater ( my momma would be proud)
(Someone agrees with me about the food) 

Prayer request:
*For our flight back that it be smooth and on time 
*For the readjustment phase for both of us 
*For her little body to keep healing 
*Prayers for her forever family where ever they are 


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