As you know, I recently returned from a fruitful trip to the US and was blessed to have not one, but two reunions with some of our children from Xining. The time spent with them and their loving families was precious, and I am eagerly looking forward to the next reunion.
One of the families we saw in Washington DC were the Dyes and their beautiful daughter Smiley Kylie.
Kylie came to the meeting with her siblings, and we had a wonderful time catching up and sharing stories of how God is at work in our lives.
After reading our first blog on Kylie, Stacy (Kylie’s mom) shared this beautiful story about their perspective throughout the adoption process. I knew how encouraging it would be for you to read it too. We serve such a generous God, and He really is directing our steps!
We were led to our sweet Kylie when her sister Emmie kept pretending she had a sister from China named Kylie and would ask when we were going to get her. Everywhere we went she would imagine 'Kylie' was with us. 'Come on Kylie,' she would say. I just blew it off as an imaginary friend until one day...
It was an advocating post made by our friend Amy that began it all! Facebook is where I first saw her little face alongside the name KYLEE and the words 'Could You Be My Mother?' Those words and that face were the ONLY things on my screen one early morning, and I literally spat my coffee across the table.
It was within no time at all that I had her file in my hands. It was a superfast search that led me to Ladybugs n Love Kelly. Kelly was so awesome! She went straight to work and within hours provided us with lots of info, videos, and updates on our girl! She got all of the info via an in-China contact: Angela and Siew Mei Cheung-Ang, Christian Action Executive Director!
It was a complete and total God thing. It was Orphan Sunday in China, and Siew Mei had placed Kylie's name on the list of children to pray for that day that she would soon have a family. How about that? There I was...asking about her within hours of that prayer. Siew Mei generally spent a lot of her time in Hong Kong but just so happened to be visiting the very place where Kylie was living that day.
Coincidence? I don't think so. It was all part of God's perfect plan, and things fell right into place that weekend. We now call the little sweetheart in the photo Kylie Sue-Mae Dye!
We couldn't possibly love her more! She is our little Smiley Kylie!
It is so encouraging to see the way that God arranged the meeting of this sweet girl with the perfect family for her. Again, I am so thankful that we had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the Dye family, and I cannot be more excited about Kylie's bright future.
Siew Mei Cheung-Ang