Tuesday, September 29, 2015

A Different Path

A year ago at this time the Lord was tapping hard on our hearts. 
We stepped out in faith on a path that seemed fairly clear.  Almost 600 of you stepped out with us.  You gave freely and lovingly so that an orphan would find a home.

Almost 600 names.
Every single one written on the puzzle.  Every single one. 
So many that we had to write the names along the bottom.
We stepped out in faith on one path and in the end found ourselves on a completely different road.
A road that led us down a different path.
To a precious little boy longing with all his being for a family to call his own.
We wouldn't trade him for anything in the world. 
We can't begin to express our gratefulness to each of you who poured into his adoption.  The 500 + who cared for a lonely little boy across the ocean.
His picture now hangs next to Aaron's on our living room wall. Aaron's framed puzzle containing 500 + names too.


Two framed puzzles that remind us daily of God's Faithfulness and the kindness of family, friends and strangers.
Thank you. 
Thank you.
And thank you Dad for getting both pictures lovingly framed for your grandsons!!


  1. beautiful, amazing... tears... I didn't think it could be son emotionnal ! :)

  2. I have followed your blog for over a year watching the story unfold but wehn the path changed my jaw hit the floor the day you posted John's pic from RR. Because 2 Christmas's ago when we had extra money we scoured RR and chose John ( then Ian) when you posted his pic I was beyond thrilled, because what were the chances.

  3. Precious! I just LOVE this way of showing that people who give and pray! Wow!

  4. Fine business. Keep working for the King of kings.


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