Journey to China

This blog documents the Spitlers' progress towards the adoption of Xia Ping He (Noah Spitler) from the PR China. It also documents Noah's medical process in pursuit of a total repair to his CHD (congenital heart defect).

Thursday, June 30, 2011

One Week Out

Yes, It has been a long time since we have blogged. The last ten months have been a crazy roller coaster ride. We have had good times and we have had challenging times. I am happy to say that we are so happy to finally be one week out from our travel date for Noah's surgery. We have been waiting for this for such a long time. We want to say up front how much we appreciate everyone who has prayed for us. The Lord has really given us the strength we have needed to get to this point. It sure hasn't been our own. It is amazing to see how much of a miracle Noah's life has been. Most of us who have hearts that function normally would not be standing with the amount of oxygen that flows in his blood. We know that ultimately God is in control and He is just keeping his heart pumping for a reason. We will do our best to keep you all updated on Noah's progress. Thank you all again for all the prayers and please know that we are praying for you too. I am going to include some pictures we have taken in the last ten months so that you can see his progress. He is growing taller and has gained about three and a half pounds. He is still a funny little boy that is smart, cute, mischievous, loving and aggravating to his sisters. I guess that sounds pretty normal. (Just a quick note: the picture above shows Noah with his first Birthday cake ever. He loved it so much he wanted us to sing to him twice and blow the candle out twice. Don't we take the simple things in life for granted here in America). God's blessings to you all!


Blogger Brandi said...

I think of your often. I will be praying! I would love to talk soon.

June 30, 2011 at 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you don't even know us but we're the johnsons from sav'h, ga. darling mike and rita go to our church where my husband is the pastor. they've been keeping us updated and we've been praying for noah @ church and in our family devotions. my husband is a native californian and has managed to brain-wash all of our kids to be in and out burger freaks!!! we were amused that that was ya'lls first stop. we contine to pray...

July 8, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

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