2.04.2009

Remember this blog post about the coloring book my sister made for Olivia at the Foster Home in China? Olivia got the package! I love how happy she looks in these photos. When I was in China there were days Olivia wasn't happy.

Olivia was dropped off at an orphanage at age 3 with a severe heart problem. At age 3 you know your mom and dad. Just thinking about how she must have felt hurts my heart. Olivia's heart problem was so serious that she couldn't even sit up on her own. She was sent to the Special Needs Foster Home outside of Beijing (this is the Foster Home I visited in the fall). She had a pacemaker installed. This foster home is such an amazing place. They are saving lives.

After Olivia's pacemaker was installed she had congestive heart failure and had to spend time in the hospital. Visitors were only allowed for 3-4 hours a days. Once again in her short life she was alone. Oh my goodness, I'm crying as I write this.

Please pray for Olivia and all the orphans in the world. If you're interested in sponsoring a child or donating to this amazing Foster Home, let me know. I can email you their information.
















Gracie with her Valentine's Day present. She's so funny.
The tag is always the best part.

21 comments:

Jacob and Carrie said...

I have to tell you that yesterday Olivia was wearing her pretty new outfit in class. I told her how beautiful I thought she looked, and she smiled so cutely. Then, because of course one compliment is NEVER enough, she stood up and called my name so that I'd look at her... she pointed to her dress again and waited expectantly for the next compliment. It fits her perfectly, and she was SO happy! Thank you... Oh, and all the kids loved the candy bracelets you sent. They had them as their treat after preschool yesterday, and they wore them during lunch... taking them on and off to show everyone that they were both candy AND jewelry. It's an amazing thing! :)

Holly said...

Will you please send me the information on how I can send packages to kids? I love that! My email is owensmommom@gmail.com

Thank you! :)

That Pink Girl said...

That precious look says it all! Every little girl deserves to feel loved and to feel pretty! Are you doing this through World Vision?

Kate said...

Jill, please email me the information :) I would love to sponsor a child or help out in some way

Pearls and Bows said...

Too cute photos! I left you a little something at my blog!

jlc said...

These children beautiful! And did I ever tell you how much of a saint I think you are for what you do???

Chasity M said...

I love all that you do for Olivia and Gracie! We sponsor a little boy in Ethiopia. We are only allowed to send him coloring pages (not books). We just sent a bunch of Winnie the Pooh pages...I can't wait to hear how he likes them!

Danielle said...

These pics are so sweet, Jill. Look at that beautiful smile. Olivia's story breaks my heart. What a sweet and special girl.

And Gracie looks wonderful!

You are such a blessing. I hope you know that.

Love,

D

Jacqueline said...

I'd love the information for sponsorship. I have a little extra money coming in right now and have been saving it to put towards another sponsorship opportunity, but I hadn't found one that I liked (aside from the one I already contribute to). Yours, however, sounds wonderful and I'd love to help.

my email is jns928@gmail.com

Amy said...

Olivia's story is heart breaking. I am so happy to see her smile! I would love the information sent to me. I think you have my email.

pocket full of pink said...

You are amazing! First of all, thank you so much for your encouragement on my blog, It's so motivating to hear. Secondly, your heart and spirit are contagious through your words! I too would love the information!! Such a great thing you're doing!

Southern Bride To Be said...

That is so precious! I've done missions work in Guatemala in orphanages, and there is something about watching their eye light up when they are given a gift!

I would love more information...

Abbi said...

how beautiful are these children??!!! what a wonderful blessing! give us some info on how to sponsor one! love it!

Heather said...

They are SO cute!

Lindsey said...

She is so presious!!!

Treasure Ann said...

Ahhh, they look so happy and so cute. I'm glad they enjoyed their gifts. God bless you for doing that.

Beth said...

What beauties!!! The smile on Olivia's face says it all!

Wearing Mascara said...

adorable!!!! :-)

A Balancing Act in Heels said...

I read this post yesterday through my phone but didn't get a chance to comment. Let me just tell you....I "oohhhed" and awwwwwed" the entire time just looking at these pictures. Your little girls are sooooooooooo darling!!! You are such an inspiration to me! Can you send me an email about how I can sponsor a child, or send gifts? My email is abalancingactinheels@gmail.com!

Jules said...

I think it's amazing what you do for these little children. You're an angel in their eyes and I have so much respect for you.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Those little girls are precious! I bet you were so excited to get those pictures!