July 31, 2010

a thank you

I was so blessed by this news of a child coming HOME from China, I wanted to share with everyone here.

Last fall, Shelly learned about a little girl in need of a family on No Hands But Ours. And now, Shelly is that little girl's mama! Now that little girl has an entire family to love her forever! That is so cool!

I just feel incredibly blessed to be a part of advocating for special needs children in China. And I have you guys to thank! So to everyone who has told another person about No Hands But Ours, or posted our button in the sidebar of your blog... to every mama who takes time to share her heart here or read here...thank you. You are helping to make a very real difference in the lives of special needs orphans in China!

Hi Stefanie!

I wanted to share a picture with you. This is me with my newest daughter, Avery Xiaoli. We found her on the NHBO site last September. Today we leave Guangzhou and fly home to Virginia I am thankful for your dedication to Chinese orphans. If not for that, we wouldn't have our daughter today!

In Him ~ Shelley


  1. THAT is awesome! Blessings to the new family.

  2. me too, me too!
    We found our precious boy on this awesome site.
    We just returned home yesterday.
    Thank you to each and every person who has made this site a reality.

  3. Wow, that's fantastic news, Rebecca!! Congratulations!!
    Thanks so much for sharing... maybe you can send me a picture and I'll post it here so everyone can see your adorable little guy :)