Saturday, July 31, 2010

Inside MaoGang

Edited to add:  I just watched the video to make sure it worked.  I haven't watched it for quite some time. I just can't believe that's my daughter.  I can't believe that she lived there for 3 1/2 years before becoming my daughter. I can't believe I missed out on so much.  The little girl in the video doesn't even resemble my daugher now.  For the first time, this video was hard to watch.  She has changed so much.
God really is the God of second chances.

This short video was in Jia's referral information.  Parents waiting to travel and get their MaoGang girls wonder what kind of conditions their daughters are in while waiting on their Mama and Baba to come.
I doubt I leave this up for very long since it's sort of personal.  But it's too large to load on the MaoGang Yahoo group and I wanted to share.

So here's a peek inside MaoGang from about July 2008.  Jia was about 2.5 years old here.
 For those of you that know Jia now... watch the little boy shove her at the end.  Can you believe that she was ever so complacent??

I'm going to try and get back to blogging soon!  My computer was down, then we had vacation bible school.  I did the music and working all day then going to VBS really kicked my butt!
You just get out of blogging mode too easily!
Soon we're headed to Branson for vacation, then school starts!  YIPPEE!!!!
So, I'll be back!


Kathy said...

I am so amazed that they sent the video to you. Jia looks so sad doesn't she ? I am so glad she is home now and doing so well and happy and so very cute !! I wish I had a video of Maggie in her orphanage. Thanks for sharing !

Aimee and Cary said...

It is amazing to see our girls here and yes, it is hard for me to watch and to see the plywood "mattresses" they slept on.. it's amazing to see the change in Jia... she's not the same girl and YES! God is THE GOD of second chances!

Briana said...

What a beautiful girl Jia is! The change is so amazing...just from looking at pictures and reading your blog. I have never went through this exeriance to know how amazing it feels to get a referal or get to finally hold your child in your arms for the first time after waiting and going through so many things! I hope one day if GOD thinks it is right, that Caleb and I can adopt. I am so thankful that GOD has created such great families like yours for these children to become apart of...I am so inspired by you, and thankful GOD has allowed me to know you and your family!! This video made my heart ache, and I thank you for sharing it because I can see that it is personal....thank you GOD for Jia, and her family!! =)

Briana said...

p.s. Have a great vacation!

Annie said...

Thank you for sharing this. It made me cry. All of those babies in that room and no blankies or matresses? I'm so happy that many find loving homes, and hope for the futures of the rest. What a blessing Jia is!