thank you

… Amanda.

The blankets for Poppy and Esther are just beautiful.

I will definitely be taking Poppy’s to China.

And Esther’s?

I’ll definitely be snuggling up with.


And to y’all who have prayed for us, lifted us up during this time, and reached out to us – by card, comment or FB post – thank you.

I have read each one and been so encouraged, so wrapped in your love and support.

Thank you.



  1. So glad to see your post. You have been in my mind, thoughts and prayers being said everyday. Hugs, Kathy

  2. I’m so glad that you got them, and that you like them! :) Also, your photos are AMAZING…I’m so blessed that you took them! Thank you! <3 We love you guys and are praying for you all.

    • NiHaoYall says:

      Well, the blankets are even more beautiful in person, Amanda :)
      I really do LOVE them, and the gorgeous cards… THANK YOU so much!

  3. lovin’ you and prayin’ for you!

  4. I know you had said you so wanted something that belonged to her – well, this blanket didn’t….yet. But, what a blessing that you can snuggle up with it and process through your loss knowing it would have. What a beautiful gift.

  5. My heart continues to break for you as you say goodbye to your sweet Esther all too soon. I know you look forward to that joyous meeting you will have one day in heaven one day!

  6. love you!

  7. What a beautiful reminder of your sweet girl! I continue to pray for healing for your family.

  8. We have followed your blog since you brought home Jude, and in fact as I have e-mailed you long ago, his was one of the adoption stories that turned our hearts to looking at children with special needs and boys! Now we have our two precious sons from China, Philip and Elijah, and we thank God for them.

    Just wanted to let you know how much our family lifts you all up in prayer over Esther. We think of you all often, sweet tender-hearted lady. Even our 25-year-old son has shed many tears for your family over the loss of your precious Esther.

    Hugs from our family to yours,
    janet, kevin, ted, philip, and elijah

  9. Every time I wear my So Loved shirt, I think of Esther. And I pray for you guys. She was a special baby with a very special mission. God has big plans for her and the lives she touched while she was here. I know He is continuing to touch lives because of her.

  10. I think of her, too, when I wear my shirt. I’m so glad I have the reminder… :)

  11. G Parker says:

    I have read your blog for a while. Although we do not know one another,
    we are connected by our red threads. I wish I had something profound
    or helpful of which to write, but I simply do not. I thought that I would
    be able to express something meaningful as a mother who has been
    through a loss of a child, and yet…..I cannot find the right words or
    nothing that has not been said.,
    Then I realized we all go through this differently….very differently…

    I have been amazed and inspired of your journey with all of your children.
    Know that our family is sending many prayers your way….Because of
    you, Esther lives on in all of our hearts through her amazing mother. and family.


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