Yesterday after our fellowship meal
at church my friend, Susanna, gave a presentation
detailing the journey their family has traveled
since finding out they were expecting a child
with Down Syndrome.
From the grief that came greatly from
lack of knowledge.....to the unmeasurable love
that little Verity has brought into their home,
and up to the unexpected journey toward
the adoption of Katerina.
The adoption is yet to be realized
but our faith and hope is in the Lord
for the completion of His work.
If you recall, this family has ten biological
children. Their reasons for adoption are not the
ones we would most often think of.
However, the reasons are strong, real, powerful
and most importantly God led.
At some point I hope that Susanna will
once again be able to be very open and share
more of her experiences on her blog again.
After her time at the orphanage it became
necessary for her to eliminate all references
to the places and people she encountered.
Hearing her stories can do nothing but build
your faith in our Lord.
He is alive and working to save the lives of
these abandoned children.
Of all of the posts Susanna has written,
For me it shows and tells
everything we need to know
in photos and just a few words.
I'd love it if you would pop over and
When you do try to remember that
this little baby of a girl is
nine years old.
We may actually get to meet Katerina
in person this month or next.
How exciting is that????
While this will be most encouraging and
exciting for us it will mean that this darling
girl will have to endure much trauma and
fear. Please pray that God pours down
His grace into her life and that she can
experience peace instead of fear.
Also, her state of malnutrition is so severe
that she will go directly into a hospital upon
her arrival. Please pray that she responds well to
the care and that her nutrition can be restored
in a very safe way.
After walking the road of Anorexia with Chelsea
this past year I have a whole new appreciation
and understanding of the importance of
care in this regard.