May 25, 2010

Zoe is 5 ... a walk down memory lane

Zoe Zi Yvonne Gore.  Born Dang Gui Zi on approximately May 25, 2005 near Taiyuan, Shanxi China.  She was found about a week later ... in a place that it's a miracle they found her.

China Care (Specifically Hannah) found her at the orphanage and took her to live in their medical group home.  She received cleft lip surgery.

She got a foster mother.

Then she got a forever mama.  We missed that 2nd birthday by 3 weeks. At the time, we were very sad.  But it turns out, she got celebrated that day!  It was the last day her foster family had her.  And they truly love her.

Since then, she has grown into quite a beautiful little lady.  She also is very smart and very funny and very talented.  She also has some deep hurts and wounds that show themselves every now and then usually in the form of anger.  We pray God will heal her heart.

Here are some random videos of her so you can get to know her better:

age 1 before we got her
age 2 making faces:
age 2 blowing bubbles:
age 2 singing "Happy birfday to youp"

And finally, her story in song called "One Day" a song I wrote for her just before I met her.

I am incredibly blessed to be her Mama.


  1. Oh! What a blessing she is!!!! Praise God for what He has done and what He will continue to do in her sweet life!

  2. I just found your blog - my daughter was also part of China Care! She was born in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia with a cleft palate and lived in the Beijing Children's Home until her palate was repaired & then she lived with a foster family. We brought her home last August.