I wanted to take a moment to tell the story of our newest
little one. When we were searching for this next one we have had a lot
of "bumps" on the way. I think this also adds to the amazing way God
works. We were seriously considering two little ones. A boy that had
bilateral wrist and ankle joint deformity and a girl with lower leg
deformity.It was hard to get any Ortho. to look at the files. Mikaela,
decided one evening to look up different China blogs out there on the
web. We enjoy looking at families unite or soon to be united with
their children. Mikaela came across one. The family is in the process
of adopting a child with deformities of the hands and feet. I told her
it would be nice to talk with her and find out what she has been told
about treatment. Well, this lady had her email on her blog and it said
"feel free to email me". So, I did. I told her about the 2 little
ones . She emailed me back quick. Told me she is a therapist and
worked with the top 2 ortho. doctors in Chicago! She said she would be
happy to look at their files. So, I sent them. She got back to me. We
prayed and kept looking. The little girl was the one that seemed to be
the one we were most drawn to. In the meantime, Kelsey ( she works at my adoption agency ) found a little
guy that seemed perfect. I did not know much about his SN so we waited
to get more info. We decided to lock him that evening and called the
first thing in the morning. He was locked though!!! Another
disappointment! On Dec. 23rd Kelsey sent me the file of this sweet boy
in Shanghai. Since his SN is a limb deformity we felt confident we
could lock him. I had gotten such wonderful information from Amanda
(the therapist). I have been "studying" this issue for a little while
now.We decided to lock him right away! So, that night I emailed her to
look at. I told her no hurry getting back to me because we already
locked him. She emailed me that night. Told me to "sit down". She had
been praying for this little guy for sometime now. Both her and her
friend that have adopted 2 girls with the same SN. She told me she was
crying as she was writing! He has been with a agency for some time now
( I believe since Aug 23). The day he showed up on the shared list
Kelsey saw him! Not so sure he would've been there if all the agencies
were open that day. Thanks to Faith International Adoptions for working that day! Isn't it
amazing how God works? How he connected all of this together? How He
uses us to further His kingdom. That He desires to move mountains on
behalf of the orphan!
I wanted to give up the "search" for the second child. I couldn't seem
to stop looking. Not sure why. Was it me? Was it God? I was so puzzled
by this. I spent many days and many sleepless nights. I had no peace.
It has been very hard.
My Lord has been good. He knew the little boy He had for us.
His timing is everything.
Thanks for letting me share!