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).

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Just Have to Share

You know God is so amazing. I have been so taken aback by they events of the last couple of days. He has shown me/us how blessed we are by having so many wonderful people in our lives. I have been itching to share what has been going on but I wanted to ask permission from some folks just to make sure they were OK with me sharing.
First, yesterday morning as I was sitting in Noah's room, the nurse told me I had some visitors waiting for me at the desk. I approached the desk and saw two ladies standing there. They asked, "Are you Robin" and I said, "Yes". Long story short they were a mother and daughter that were acquainted with my Mother-in-law Rita. The Mom, Junko, is great friend's with one of Rita's friends. I hope you all followed all of that. Anyway, they heard about Noah and really wanted to meet us and help us out. They live about 15 minutes from the hospital. They brought some lovely gifts for Noah and I as well as some homemade banana bread. I was so happy to have something home made instead of from the cafeteria. I was touched that through all of those connections the Lord brought some friendly faces to our door. What a blessing.
Second blessing: I received a facebook message from a little boy's Mom in Noah's class. Her name is Donna. Her son Judson is having his birthday party Friday night. Judson loves playing the drums and from what I hear he is really good at playing them. His birthday wish is to play his own concert with a band. Some people who play other instruments are going to play with him at Fletcher Memorial at 7pm. Judson has decided not to receive any gifts for himself but to accept donations at his concert to raise money to help pay for Noah's hospital expenses. You may now close your mouth because I know your jaw has dropped open. I must admit to you all that I have, only through the help of the Lord, kept my composure for the most part through all of this until now. I/We are completely humbled and impressed by what Judson wants to do for Noah. How many children at this age think so much of their friend that they are willing to give up gifts of their own to raise money for another child? God is obviously moving in the life of Judson and his family. This is so amazing and we are so grateful for this kind act of selflessness. We are praying special blessings on Judson right now.
The special event of this evening is a gift given to Noah from one of the physicians assistants. She is a wonder girl that seems to be beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She is the one who directed Noah's patient care for the day. She came to check on him this evening and she really wants him to pack on the calories. She did some checking about having some special milk shakes made for him but there was some confusion about if it could be done or not. She came back to visit us about 5:00pm and said, "I'm getting ready to run to McDonald's and I will grab Noah a chocolate milkshake". I, again, thought to myself, "Wow, what a blessing". She returned with his shake and very quickly said, "When I come back in the morning I am going to ask you how much chocolate shake you drank last night", then off she ran.
Again, I am completely amazed at all of things that are happening around me as well as with Adam and the girls. I want to say thank you so much for all of you (family, friends & neighbors) who have stepped up and helped with Adam and the girls. They have been blessed by all of you and most of all want to say thanks for the prayers. You guys are the best. We love you all and good night.


Anonymous Diana said...

Is this concert open to everyone? We would love to come see this sweet young boy, and bless Noah as well!

August 3, 2011 at 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Mrs.Ruth said...

Noah is looking better everyday. I pray that his infection will be cleared up soon and that he will start putting the weight back on that he has lost. He seems to be handling things well and I am sure he is enjoying all the attention. He deserves every minute of it and then some. I know that Judson loves Noah and wants him to get well. He is a sweet and caring little boy,just like sweet Noah. I know God has touched his little heart and I am so proud of him for thinking about his sick friend.Tell Noah I said hello and I will be sending him something special.

August 3, 2011 at 8:21 PM  

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