I purposefully addressed this note to FAMILY because you all have become so much more than friends. Family is made up of people who care for, pray for, and are there for others. That is exactly what each and every one of you have been for our Princess Carrington as well as for the other 6 of the Burmans.
When we started on this journey there was no idea of just where it would take not only us but so so many others. Carrington was planned by God to become a part of our family from the very beginning. She was created with a purpose, a worth that God so carefully designed. It is true our world was shaken up the day we took Carrington out of that place that robbed her not only of her dignity but of her health. Our trip home held a sense of urgency that I care to never again experience. Carrington had fought long and hard and her little body finally gave in to her Mommy and Daddy continuing the fight. The staff here at Cook Children's hospital is nothing short of awesome, caring, and God-sent. We have shared our story with each and every person that has walked anywhere in the vicinity of Carrington and we see so many hearts being changed. But, my family, it is your prayers that we feel has been the key to Carrington's recovery. Prayer. It cannot be duplicated, made into a synthetic, nor fabricated. Prayer is the most genuine of all medicines. We believe that God hears all of your prayers. We believe it is your prayers that have helped bring Carrington back from the brink of death. Our little girl was slowly dying but a world of people rallied in prayer and now she sleeps in a hospital room surrounded by love and prayer.
Our family is so incredibly thankful for all of you who have sent well wishes, precious gifts, and even spent their time with Carrington. Each day the nurses bring in so much mail for Carrington that she has become a celebrity of sorts:) When all of this happened to our family we were in a daze but there were two people who really jumped in and started a movement; a movement to not only save a little girl but so many other children as well. We are so touched by our friends Stephanie and Sarah for helping our family in so many ways but first and foremost for bringing all of you to pray for Carrington. I truly believe God puts people in our lives for a specific reason and I am so honored to consider these two ladies as two of my dearest friends. There are so many of you I may never get to meet this side of Heaven yet you come to sit with Carrington so I may go home and try to keep 6 other children and 1 husband in some order of togetherness. The peace I feel each night knowing that Carrington is not alone but rather is being loved on is priceless. Carrington is on the road to being a healthy and beautiful princess and our family is so very thankful to each and everyone of you for taking us in as part of your family through prayers, well wishes, and the generous gift cards that have been sent.
Thank you from each and every one of the 9 Burmans!!
And a special surprise.....a picture of Reagan holding Carrington :) Reagan looks so proud! I can totally see this girl bragging to everyone at her old orphanage saying "I'm an American" (which she really did do on her gotcha day...haha!).