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Happy Gotcha Day, Gemma Lu!!!!

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"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west." Isaiah 43:5
It was one year ago today that we met Zhong San Hui for the first time. What a day that was!! The poor little 4-year-old was scared out of her wits. We do not have any pictures of our meeting because we do not ever want Gemma to be embarrassed by her reaction to us--which was PERFECTLY NORMAL and UNDERSTANDABLE. She was scared. And who wouldn't be?? There we were--complete strangers who looked, smelled, talked, acted, and behaved differently than anyone she had ever encountered. And she was expected to go willingly with us? Away from the only "family" she had ever known? No wonder the poor thing was scared! But thankfully, a loving God, who knew her fear (and ours!) even before we were created, made a way for us to mesh into a family of 4. God is still knitting us together--I believe he will be for the rest of our natural lives--but it's …