We found out at exactly 10:30 this morning who our new daughter
would be!!!! We are attaching a picture (we have a few more in case
anyone wants to be bored to tears with our photo album!!!!) and I have some
info. Her name is Jiang Liang. Jiang is the city where her orphanage
is located and Liang is the name her caregivers gave her meaning “Best
Wishes”. We know her first name will be Chloe but we are unsure at this
point of her middle name and then we will use Liang in her name as
She is in Pingjiang in the Hunan Province. She was
abandoned at the doorstep of the orphanage on June 28, 04 and the orphanage
doctor guessed her to be about a week old at that time – so they say her
birthday is June 21, 2004. We were told that we got one of the youngest
babies they have ever seen out of China – usually they are closer to a year
old. She was about 7 lbs. at birth so we are thrilled to have such a
healthy little one!! We took all of her medical papers to our family
doctor today and he was extremely pleased. He said there was nothing that
would even hint at a problem and for that we are very grateful!! We got a
lot of fun information on her – she loves music and being outdoors and sucks her
thumb to get to sleep. They said she is very happy and rarely
cries!!! (We’ll take that!!) They also said that she is such a
wonderful baby that her caregiver is very attached. That will be
hard! We did some searching on the internet and there is a site for this
orphanage and it said that this is one of the few orphanages where there is
a nanny for each baby. Wow – what a blessing – we have been praying from day
one that she would be held often and taken good care of – God is so
So, she is about 7 months now and this picture was probably
taken when she was 3-4 months old. They bundle them in many layers in
China and we have seen many babies with hair sticking straight up – so it
must be the style for little ones!!! Caleb has said we need to make sure and
take along gel to make that hair lay down, but Mom thinks we just need a bow
Anyway, just wanted to share our news – we are thrilled
and what is most amazing is to see how God has worked through all of our
prayers!!! We are told to expect to travel in late March so we shall see!!! It
is hard now that we’ve seen her – we just want to go get her!! Keep praying
for us in that – we are anxious to leave our boys for two weeks, but we know
that it is only short term and it is to go get another to add to our
family!! The boys are so excited – each one has something fun they want to
teach her!!! I think she will not be lacking for attention!!
Thanks again for all of your prayers-
Joe and Becky Micah, Caleb and Aaron and now Chloe!!!
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Nine years ago today I went into the doctor at 39 weeks pregnant and found out I had a fever and other slight problems so they decided to induce me. It was at 39 weeks that they also found out that my 3rd child had decided to flip into a breech position. SO - naive that I was - I agreed to let two doctors push on my stomach until they turned Aaron into the correct position. They had barely gotten him into position and he flipped right over again. It was then that they came up with another brilliant idea - they admitted me into the hospital, started the Pitocin, and turned Aaron again - once they got him turned, they made Joe push down on my belly to hold Aaron in place until the Pitocin kicked in and Aaron started his way down into the birth canal. Hours later, Joe let go - up came Aaron - just the way he wanted to be in the first place and the doctor decided on a C-Section (exactly what I mentioned after they first found out he was breech!!). So, a C-Section it was!! And what a blessing that was - we found out that in the turning, his cord had wrapped around his neck and it could have been quite a serious delivery. So, our beautiful son, Aaron was born and that was only the beginning of his feisty little personality!! :) He was my favorite delivery - I loved my C-Section - we had an extra day in the hospital to bond and home we went - to Grandma and a 1 yr. old and a 2 yr. old. which were knee-deep in the stomach flu!!! Aaron and I promptly went up to the bedroom and didn't reappear for three days until the bug had fully passed. Bless Grandma's and Dad's hearts for dealing with the flu!! But I must say - it was such a special time with Aaron - I had to lay around a lot with just having the surgery and it was just him and I - what a special time together with the third child that would from here on out be "the little man" in our family. I love my kids - each one is so special - and today is Aaron's Day - my little man turns 9 - how does that happen??? I love you bud!!
Monday, January 22, 2007
Hmmm - who could be behind that book??? I was cooking dinner (DON'T fall over everyone!!) and hadn't heard a peep out of Chloe - that brings fear so off I went to find her. Here is where she was - in her room - in her chair - reading classic literature - whatever was I thinking?!?!? Notice the fashion here - slippers, ballerina skirt (which we are rarely without), very classy beads, and stylin' crown - wonder if that girl is into princesses?!?!?!? (Or VERY CLASSY librarians!!!!)It's Princess Chloe - or is it Librarian Chloe - guess it's Just-Plain-Goofy Chloe!!
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Saturday, January 20, 2007
|You Are Bert|
Extremely serious and a little eccentric, people find you loveable - even if you don't love them!
You are usually feeling: Logical - you rarely let your emotions rule you
You are famous for: Being smart, a total neat freak, and maybe just a little evil
How you life your life: With passion, even if your odd passions (like bottle caps and pigeons) are baffling to others
Friday, January 19, 2007
My boys called me a couple of times the other night while I was at work to ask a few questions - each time they called the other librarian answered and the boys were amazed that he knew their voice each time. When I picked up the call the boys asked me how the other librarian knew it was them every time - I told them that he probably just heard a kid's voice and since they were asking for me - he knew it was them. There was a slight pause and then one of them said, "Oh, so we need to talk more muscular????" I love it!!!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
The 'good thing' that you desire will become the 'best thing' when you allow God
to give it to you in His time. "May He give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed." Psalm 20:4
Wow - something we all probably need to be reminded of - but in this LONG WAIT for our next little one - this was a great reminder for me!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
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Monday, January 15, 2007
40 Degrees – Italian cars in California won’t start. People in Indiana drive with the windows down.
20 Degrees – People in Florida wear coats, gloves and wooly hats. People in Michigan wear long sleeves.
0 Degrees – People in Miami cease to exist. Folks in Wisconsin have their last cook-out before it gets cold.
-20 Degrees – Californians fly to Mexico. Minnesotans get out their Winter coats.
-40 Degrees – Hollywood disintegrates. Girl Scouts in South Dakota begin selling cookies door to door.
-100 Degrees – Polar bears migrate to Antarctica. Old timers in Iowa start saying, “Cold nuff for ya?”
(Yes - and it's only a balmy 5 degrees today - we have a long way to go!!!!)
Sunday, January 14, 2007
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Tuesday, January 09, 2007
You know what they say - if you use your brain you can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's - you'll thank me later!!!
Monday, January 08, 2007