Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sad News

Last night we received some very sad news. The baby girl that we were sponsoring
from China passed away on Tuesday. She had a heart condition and ended up having heart failure.
She was only three months old. Baby Hope
February 27, 2009 -
June 16, 2009
You have found your forever family in heaven with Jesus!
"Lucky Girl"
Here is Hope's story:
Baby Hope was found outside her orphanage with some formula, 150 rmb and an IV indwelling still attached to her head. The parents were probably given the news at the hospital that their little girl was very sick and they made the gut-wrenching choice to abandon her in the hopes that someone would be able to help her.
The 150 rmb is very telling-- as that is a lot of money to a poor Chinese family. My heart breaks for the mother who left this beautiful baby girl.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you and your family. Love you girl.
Janet

Karin said...

Oh Gretchen....words fail me. Her HOPE is in Jesus and she is in His arms now.

Hugs...

Cari Bacon said...

I am sorry to hear of the sad news. I guess God had planned to heal her in a way that He saw best. It's definately more our loss on this side of heaven. What a reunion that will be for you and your family with Baby Hope someday! You are in my prayers.

~ Cari