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My Story

Our journey has moved locations...come follow us on our family blog at www.AllArePreciousInHisSight.blogspot.com. Thanks!

God has called our family to adoption, and we are so honored that He would trust us to raise His chosen children.  The newest addition whom God has chosen for us is a 4-year-old girl in Serbia who is in need of open heart surgery.  She cannot get the surgery she needs in Serbia, so God has clearly spoken to our family to ask us to rescue her.  We are joyfully obedient, and we cannot wait to bring "Baby Chrissie" home!

I will be using this same CaringBridge site to journal our Serbian adoption, just like I did with our Colombian adoption.  You can sign up for updates so that you'll receive an email every time I submit a new entry.  Please sign the guestbook, too, as it's always a blessing to hear from you all!

The journey of our Serbian adoption begins with the June 2009 update.  You can find out "the whole story" by reading the June journal entry here on this site.   

We very much appreciate your prayers, encouragement and support!

The Patterson Family: Matt, Lorraine, Parker, Meribeth, Mattie and Sawyer

"Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve..." 1 Peter 5:2

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Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Please check our blog at www.allarepreciousinhissight.blogspot.com for updates from today.  We lost Chrissie again (for an hour this time), but she's back...praise God ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Please check our blog at www.allarepreciousinhissight.blogspot.com for updates from today.  We lost Chrissie again (for an hour this time), but she's back...praise God ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Please visit our blog at www.allarepreciousinhissight.blogspot.com for an update.  A reader suggested that you check our blog every time you get on your computer to check ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie's carbon dioxide in her blood is at 134, and it should be in the 30's.  Not good.  Please pray for wisdom for the doctors/nurses/specialists to figure it all ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Well, Chrissie is backsliding.   God doesn't want His prayer warriors to let up.   Stay on your knees before the Throne.   They're adjusting life support equipment now ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

We've received a much improved report as of this morning.  I don't have time right now to give details...hopefully later today.  For now, Chrissie will stay on life ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

I just posted on my blog an encouraging reminder from God that I can't post here b/c i can't imbed images into the posts here.  Please go to this link:  ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie Update, 4/20, 2:40PM Thank you all for praying for our precious Chrissie.  I continue to be humbled and in total awe of the numbers of prayer warriors who are ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie is in about the same condition as she was last night.  She's in a comatose state (medically induced), hooked up to life machines.  She's being given 100% ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

Chrissie Update 4/20, 12:40AM Chrissie is alive.  She's now in PICU on life support machines in a medically induced coma.  We got to see her and visit with her cardiac ... Read more

Lorraine Patterson posted a new journal entry.

I posted this on my blog earlier, and I copied and pasted it here as well, but I never got to publish it here...so sorry.  I am going to publish it now, but please know ... Read more

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