March 1st, 2013.
God was there when her birth mom knew she couldn't take care of her children any longer and surrendered sweet Phoeby to Children's Shelter of Cebu as an infant with her siblings.
God was there when Phoeby started getting sick a lot and CSC's loving staff took care of her needs.
God was there when in 2010, I visited CSC and unknowingly took a picture of Phoeby at 1 1/2 years old sitting in a red wagon.
God was there when Craig and I saw her picture on our computer, along with her brother and sister, and fell in love with them!
God was there when we met them for the first time and introduced ourselves as their Mom and Dad.
God was there when he brought her to the other side of the world and kept her healthy.
God was there when she enjoyed meeting her new brother and sisters.
God was there when she laughed and played like never before enjoying good health for 3 months.
God was there when she got sick on Valentine's Day and relapsed into her nephrotic syndrome.
God was there when her belly swelled up so much that it hurt, and she was so tired.
God was there when she began getting better and her kidneys started functioning properly so the swelling went down.
And God was there when she celebrated her 4th birthday with her family.
She got her wish...many presents!
To our precious Phoeby, you are a gift from God, and He has amazing plans for you, my daughter!
Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness! You never give up on your children!