Friday, September 25, 2009

I'm amazed

Remember this little guy?

This is Jin. The little boy that we were all set to adopt back in February. Then we found out that it was very likely that he had Fanconi's Anemia, a life-threatening blood disorder. After weeks of prayer and many tears we made the very difficult decision not to adopt him.

Well, I received the most wonderful news from our caseworker yesterday. She knew how much we've been praying for him so she wanted to let us know that he is being adopted by a family in Michigan! I cannot describe to you the joy that I felt within my soul when I read this. We have prayed for Jin every single day since we made the decision not to adopt him. And the Lord provided for him. And, sadly, it was confirmed that he does have Fanconi's Anemia so please join us in praying for a miraculous healing for Jin. And for strength for his forever family as they deal with his many needs.

Ian just asked me the other night, "Mom, why did God bring Jin in our lives and then not let us adopt him?" And you know, I had asked myself that same question for months. But that night as we laid in Ian's bed in the dark, I could answer him with full confidence. "Well, Ian, I think God knew that Jin was going to need people praying for him, and he knew that we would."

And I am so thankful to God for showing us how He has worked this out. I believe that, for some reason, we just weren't the best family for Jin. But God used us to have Jin diagnosed. Now Jin's family will be prepared for when the disease progresses and his doctors will be able to start right away in treating him. For some reason, Jin was meant to be in Michigan. There's something there that God knew Jin needed. And I probably will never know what, but I'm okay with that. Because God is taking care of Jin. And that's more than enough for me.


Wendi said...

I am so happy this little guy has found his forever home! It is amazing how God works. I'll be praying for the health of this little guy.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

That is so true....God had his perfect will for this little guy and you played your part...I believe that! He really is precious....glad he has a family!

Thanks for sharing that!

Amanda said...

Oh Amber, thank your for sharing about Jin. I will be praying for that sweet little face. God continues to amazing me in all the ways that he works.


Sarah said...

That is wonderful to hear that he is being adopted. I can't imagine how hard that decision must have been for you. So happy he has a family to care for him.

Carleen said...

That brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing that. God truly has everything under control!

Simple said...

What an AWESOME God we serve! Praise the Lord for his wonderful hand upon this whole situation. I got goose bumps, and cried when I read this post. So thankful you all have peace with your decision, and that Jin has found another loving family.
Blessings to you all, Fine Linen