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Friday, November 23, 2012

Home is near!

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O Lord, My God, I called to you for help and You healed me.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with JOY
Ps. 30:2,11



                       Thank you CHB for taking care of me!
 Thank you Dr Baird for taking a chance and fighting for my life!
 As much as I'm grateful, I will not miss you! But still, I love you!
 I have to get home to my family now! My daddy is waiting!
                       My sisters are waiting and my brother is waiting!
 Goodbye new friends! Goodbye nurses in the night. Goodbye lack of sleep, constant pokes and beep beep beeps!!

 goodbye walks in the hall and cafeteria food. Good bye room service and cheddar broccoli soup!

 This place and the people have made me well for the first time in my life! Im going home!!!!! Finally, Home!!!
 Iv'e spent every holiday in the hospital so far. Easter and birthdays, halloween and thanksgiving....
 But the most important one, the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior, the one who made me just as I am, rescued me from my suffering and healed me....I'm home just in time for!
 Here's to you Boston! I'll be looking at you from my rearview window now.  
 I have a family, and lots of friends waiting for me and I'm heading HOME!!!!!

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58 comments:

dawn said...

The best news ever. have fabulous private flight outta there and see you soon.

Home will be warm and toasty with love and hugs and that warm AZ air.

I just want to thank Dr. Baird, crazy but I really do.

Luciana said...

^ I do too, Dawn! :)

I can't wait to see Baby girl running! And being so silly. At home. With JieJie.
And instead of calling her my sweet, tiny Jellybean, I will call her Chubbs. :)
I will be praying constantly until you post a video of that my dear Mary.

xoxo

Paula said...

Joy, joy, joy! I'm sure everyone reading your blog could shout that from the rooftops!!! Next stop - home!!! Yay! I can only imagine how incredibly excited and elated your family is. Safe travels and happy, happy reunion with your loved ones.

John & Michelle said...

Praise GOD!!!! looking forward to seeing a new family photo on the blog!!!

Jennifer P said...

Open heart surgery last week? Ivy looks amazing. Bob thinks so too as he looked over my shoulder. Be blessed as you reunite your family finally!

Sarah said...

What wonderful news to wake up to!

Laine said...

REJOICING and PRAISING GOD!!!!!

Godspeed and sweet reunion!!!!!

jade said...

Have a safe trip home.
Sending you all the hugs you can still cope with.
Greetings and such from rainy Belgium.

maggie k said...

Mary - She looks like a different child from the one I saw in the hospital. Now that she finally feels better - it shows! So happy to see her really smiling. Love M

FullPlateMom said...

Constantly rejoicing for your little miracle. You have no idea what kind of inspiration this brings to those of us who are just starting down this road.

sierrasmom said...

I can not wait to see the first photo of Ivy and her family! I am still in awe of all that He has done! And Mary....God knew what he was doing when he chose you to be her mother!
Hugs galore,
Kathie

Kim said...

Miracle!! Praising God from whom all blessings flow! Enjoy your homecoming little lady!

Paige said...

Praising God, it is so good to see her sly little smile:) I can't wait to hear how much trouble she is going to get into!!! Oh precious girl you have stolen MANY hearts!!!

Jennifer Carroll-Fischer said...

Absolutely beautiful! Shedding tears of joy here in CT!

Ladyblog said...

Yay! So happy to see Ivy Joy and her Mama going HOME! Praying for a safe journey home and lot of new memories to make that don't include hospitals, doctors, pokes, and prods!
The entire adoption community would love to send Dr. Baird a great big hug and thank you for healing our favorite little Chinese Princess. He is awesome and our Lord is MIGHTY.
Praise the Lord!

JulieM said...

Praising God for your precious miracle! What an amazing Thanksgiving for your precious family! I can only imagine what a homecoming it will be!

Kristi said...

No sweeter word than home!

Have a safe flight.

Shawn and Ragena said...

Happy THANKSGIVING!!! Rejoicing with you!! Safe travels HOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

HALLELUJAH!!!!! God is GOOD!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU IVY!!!!!
(Luv Ainsley's from school:)

Annette Duty said...

Best news ever! Look forward to seeing you sometime soon! Safe travels and enjoy your reunion with everyone waiting at home!!!! Dr. Baird - you are the best!!!

hugs,
Annette, John and Alexandria

Sharon said...

Amen, Ivy Joy you are going home and I couldn't be happier! Wishing you and your mommy safe travels and looking forward to hearing all about your welcome home celebrations!

Anonymous said...

Finally!!!!! I have been praying so hard for your little miracle girl!!! So happy she is finally going home! God is good!
-Sharon

Candy said...

Brings tears of Joy! Have a safe trip home. Can't wait to see a follow-up with pictures of Ivy Joy playing and everybody loving on her in her own home. Happy Holidays!

Rachel said...

This is amazing!

Bless you all, everyday of your life. I wish you a safe journey home and many - many - more happy, healthy years to come!

Fannie said...

What incredible news!!!!! I'm so happy for that beautiful girl and her very loving family!! Praying for her to continue to heal as she heads home!

kim647 said...

So excited to hear this fabulous news. Yeah to you both. I can't wait to follow Ivy as she grows into a wonderful young lady.

Debra said...

Wonderful news. I don't know if I have ever commented here, but I have prayed for this precious child EVERYDAY. I'm so thrilled to see her so healthy. God Bless You!

Sarah said...

Amazing!!! So, so happy for all of you! Ivy looks wonderful and I am so happy that you both are going HOME!!!

Shay Ankerich said...

Thankful thankful thankful!!! Blessings and love sweet friend and WELCOME HOME!!! XOXO

Lisa said...

Incredible news:)Thank you, Jesus! What a Happy Thanksgiving for your family, Mary!! Hugs to Ivy Joy!

Di said...

Way to go Ivy!!! Have a wonderful journey home but an even more wonderful time when you get there! Can't wait to see the mischief you get into!

Lyn said...

Amen Ivy Joy!!! So proud of you!!
Love,
Lyn and Jake Thomas (another China Heart baby Boston saved)

Maggie said...

Fantastic news! Safe travel home!

Leah Mei said...

Thank you, Lord for all the answered prayers. I can't wit for follow up posts and pictures of Ivy playing and running with her siblings and Mommy and Daddy. What a joyous holiday this will be!

Anonymous said...

Praise God!!! Going home is almost there!! so so happy for tomorrow!! I saw these pictures today and the beauty of Ivy is so pure and wonderful!! Ivy Joy you rock baby girl!! God Bless you !! Please give Dr. Baird a huge hug(bet it'll be hard to tell him zaijian )from the IvyJoy Prayer team it'll be hard to say goodbye to these new friends but looking forward to the welcome you and Ivy will have at home!! Praise God!! HOME what a wonderful word and feeling!! Prayers for a safe flight and for wonderful family time !! Happiness and blessings,Cathy in Illinois!!!!

Jen said...

Hallelujah!

Turtle Mom said...

Congratulations! Ivy looks so much healthier now! Safe travels!

the beatties said...

Overjoyed for you all and so thankful for the wonderful Dr Baird and all at BCH.
Godspeed!

Jennifer said...

Woohoo!!!! So happy for y'all!! You are beautiful, little Ivy Joy!

Sue Lucas said...

This is the most wonderful news I have heard !! God Bless you all and keep you all safe for a wonderful family reunion !! So JOYful for you all. God is just amazing and so is little Ivy Joy and her awesome family !!

Anonymous said...

I am overJOYed by the news...reading through tears of happiness. May God Bless Beautiful Ivy Joy and her awaiting family with infinite days of JOY filled with happy family memories.

Dawn and Kalena (KK) B.

Anonymous said...

How Wonderful, so happy for all of you:)Been following you since China!!!

DiJo said...

WOOHOO!!!

Ivy Joy is FREE!!!! "Free to Dance, Free to LIVE!!"

"Thank you Lord for this tiny and mighty child!! For the way she has changed hearts for you.. And, for your miracle man, Dr. Baird!!! There is sooooo much to be thankful for including one amazing Mama!!"

A privilege to journey this with you Mary! By this time tomorrow night, you will be HOME!!!! AMEN!!

Love,
Diana

Dawn said...

Rejoicing with you! Thank you Lord Jesus! Enjoy home!

connie said...

Yipppppeeeeee! God, You are so very good! Precious Ivy Joy, we look forward to watching you grow and thrive!

alexa said...

Tears of joy this morning. I don't know you but still I am so very happy!
Home will be so sweet and warm and Christmas Hollidays Ohhh I can't imagine how wonderful it's going to be!
Have a nice flight.
Big hugs from France
(Ivy looks very special on this pictures, she is so beautiful and so strong.God bless her)

Keisha said...

Praise the LORD!!!!!

Jessica said...

The Best news ever. Praise the lord!!!

Anne said...

Such wonderful news! God is so good! Safe travels home!


Anne in Colorado Springs

Jen said...

Woo Hoo! Awesome news!!!! :)

Karen said...

So very happy for you

Kristi said...

Did you make it home? I can't wait to see pictures of your sweet girl surrounded by her family!

Kristi said...

So cute!!!!! And, what do you think you are doing?? Enjoying being at home?? Relaxing?? Sipping on hot tea?? ...I am on the edge of my seat here awaiting some homecoming pics and an elaborate update SOON ;-) Just kidding...looking forward to it but you deserve to REST and REGROUP and REFRESH yourself for as long as you wish. Congrats on ur homecoming!!

Tera said...

Praise the Lord!! So thankful you get to all be home for Christmas!! Praying Ivy stays healthy and can enjoy her 1st holiday at home!

Anonymous said...

Tears of joy for you and Ivy. I'm just so happy for you and when I read the Ivy is well for the first time in her life, it nearly brought me to my knees. Praise God. Thank you Lord for healing this precious child! I'm so thankful that Ivy will know health and strength and appetite and......just everything!! So, so happy for you Mary!
Beth

Erin said...

I have been reading your story and thinking about you all! Tears flowing on my keyboard, I am so so happy for you that you are going home with your precious gorgeous girl!!!

Maggie said...

Still praying and hoping that Ivy is thriving at home.

Kath said...

Going insane waiting to hear just two words, Made It!

Know things must be crazy and so many needs all at once! Can someone else scribe a brief update, Home on Saturday. In meantime, we will keep praying and trusting everyone is adjusting!

 
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