Saturday, April 19, 2008
The BEAUTIFUL little girl to the right. . . .
. . .is Miss Emma Cornish. Emma (and her new little brother, Micah) were adopted from Ukraine by the Cornish family earlier this year, after what I would consider to be the ultimate roller-coaster ride of adoption (if you have time, please consider reading about their journey on their blog, as it is a wonderful testament of faith and miracles. . .be sure to break out the tissues). Emma was born with Down Syndrome accompanied by a very complicated heart condition (further complicated by pulmonary hypertension). Emma has been through more trials in her 5 years of life than many experience throughout the course of their entire lifetime. . . .but the Lord has been with her and has always carried her through. The fact that she is alive today and part of a wonderful, loving family is a miracle in itself. Upon her arrival home, she was tested and evaluated by several doctors regarding her heart condition. At this time, it is not known whether the condition will be operable. The Cornish family will be faced with many difficult decisions in the days, weeks and months ahead. Mike and Meredith Cornish are two of the strongest, most faithful people that I have ever known and they have handled every trial placed in their paths with such dignity, faith and grace, but I know that the days ahead will be difficult for them and for their entire family. Please pray for their family that they will have the strength, peace and faith to face the day, weeks, and months ahead. Please pray for the doctors responsible for her care that they will have the clarity of mind needed to help Miss Emma. And please pray for sweet Emma, that she will continue to grow stronger and that the miracles that the Lord has performed in her life will continue. She is such an amazing little girl and she has already touched so many lives. It is my prayer that she will continue to do so for a very, very long time!