Beth Ann at “It’s Just Life” (finding the extraordinary in the ordinary) tagged me–YIKES, has it been three weeks?–to write a post on hope. I hope she hasn’t given up on me. 

When I think of hope, one of the first things that comes to mind is my fourth granddaughter, Kai-Le Hope. She was born in China, a very sick baby, with a liver ailment. This tiny babe was swaddled in a blanket and left on a train. Her family must have had hope, hope someone would take her in and find the medical care she badly needed.  

The infant was taken to another woman, who knew someone at an orphanage, who saw the jaundiced infant and had hope the orphanage doctor would be able to help her. 

At the orphanage, she was given the name Hope. Surgery was provided through generous donations, a surgery that would hopefully sustain her life until she could receive a liver transplant.

The church our daughter and son-in-law attended provided support to this orphanage, and our family hoped to adopt a child from there.
After a wait of nearly two years, this little girl named Hope became part of our lives. 



Kai-Le Hope is a happy, healthy, six-year-old who is in first grade this year. She has required no further surgery, and we hope she never will. 

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow.

Along with this challenge come three rules:

1.  Write a post about hope and publish it to your blog.

2.  Invite at least one person to blog about it, too.

3.  Link back to the person who invited you at the top of your post.

I would like to invite the following people to share a post on hope. 

1. Lynda at Walking Out My Door

2. Janna at JannaTWrites

3. Lilly at Apronhead



37 thoughts on “Hope

  1. This is a wonderful story that brought tears to my eyes. I’m so glad that she’s doing well. Every child should be loved and your family is amazing. I wish all of you much happiness in life.


  2. Such a beautiful healthy little girl with a beautiful name. “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow” brought tears to my eyes. No wonder your oldest granddaughter is so curious and inspired about China.


  3. I love it—she is certainly a “hoped for ” child and one who shows “hope” in everything that she says and does. Thank you, Patti, for the beautiful post. I really loved it!


  4. What a beautiful and blessed child! God placed her in a precious and blessed family. May every heart’s desire be fulfilled in her life. Surely her destiny is for greatness. Thank you for sharing tbe story of Kai-Le Hope with us. Blessings to you, Patti…


  5. a wonderful story of hope and success. if it hadn’t been for her most dire need for medical care and assistance, she would not be a treasured part of your family today. we all hope that God has a plan…


  6. What a precious child she is. Hope’s story certainly is a sad one. Looking into her sweet face fills my heart with hope and joy just knowing little angels like her walks on this earth (and big angels like your family welcome her into your life. 🙂 ) Awesome! 🙂


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