Friday, July 9, 2010


A little over 7 months ago we stumbled upon a picture of the cutest little boy on the Reece's Rainbow website.

This was listed below his name:
Aaron (23)
Boy, Born 2004
Aaron is a darling, blonde haired and blue eyed boy who was born with arthrogryposis. He is very high functioning, cognitively normal, and is able to walk on on his own. His feet are nearly normal, and his hands are only minimally affected. He stands straight and tall and is very active! Aaron has recently been transferred to the institution, so we need a family for him FAST! He deserves to have a loving family, not to be stuck behind 4 walls for the rest of his life!

My heart felt like it had been yanked out of my chest when I saw him and read that he had been transferred.  Within two weeks, after much crying, praying and a whole lot of soul searching we realized that little boy with the cute dimples and piercing blue eyes needed to be a part of our family. 

Tomorrow we leave.   It is not going to be an easy trip but we know that we are not alone.  We rest knowing this -  God has gone before us to pave the way, is behind us to guard our path and will surround us in His loving care.

THANK YOU for standing with us. 
Please keep us in your prayers. 

After tomorrow we will be in a world where hearing English will be music to our ears.  Our beds will be different, the food will taste funny (especially for dear Elijah), the customs and culture will confuse us and we will be lost and dependent upon our drivers and facilitators. 
To keep us grounded and not quite so lonely, we invite comments, e-mails and Facebook messages.




    It's almost here. WAHOO! Hopefully we can skype when you guys are there. I love you all!

  2. Hi! I'm in country right now, in the capital city - please let us know if you'd like some American company! there are a few families here right now; we'd be happy to show you around a bit - or at least take you out to eat!

    Safe travels!!

  3. Can't wait to finally meet you!

  4. Have a safe trip! We'll be praying for you. Oh, this is SOOOOO exciting!

  5. Have a wonderful trip! It will change your life forever.

  6. We are so excited for you and hope your trip goes smoothly. We will continue to pray daily for Aaron and all of you. God knows the good plans He has for you and we are honored to intercede for you in prayer.

  7. Hurray! I really hope that Aaron was sent to one of the better places. You are right, you are not alone. We will be praying that God stays with you throughout your journey. You are strong, you made it this far!

  8. Hi! I'm so glad you commented on my blog today (baseballsbutterfliesblessings) so that I could find yours - just in time! I am praying for a great trip & look forward to reading about meeting your son for the first time & bringing him home to your family!
    Hopefully, I'll get to meet him in person sometime at the annual AMC conventions!

  9. So excited for you!!! God bless and safe travels. I will try to check in on you while we're in China.

    Amy <><

  10. We'll be praying for your family! May God bless you and keep you, and provide the way for your family as you start your adventure abroad :) We look forward to following your journey as we get ready and packed for our own next week!
    love, the Adamsons


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