Saturday, October 16, 2010
I cannot even describe how thankful and blessed I feel right now. The Lord truly does care about the things that are on our hearts and really does listen when we tell Him our desires. He showed me this first hand.
As most of you know, Adriano has been in the states for a little over 3 months now getting medical treatment done. Since the moment I said goodbye to him in July, I prayed in my heart that I would be able to visit him in the US. I had mentioned it to my parents and a couple close friends, but honestly, I had to clue how it was going to happen. When I decided to move to Florida for 5 months, I thought that maybe I would road trip it and see him. Well, then reality slapped me in the face with the well known fact that I don't have a drivers license. I guess I could have still drove, but unlike Haiti, America has laws and apparently its illegal. Prison? No thank you.
Well after a couple weeks of being in Florida and trying to figure out how I was going to see my little man, I finally just had to come to a place of surrender. I gave up my desire of wanting to see him to the Lord and left it at that, knowing that whatever the Lord wanted was best. While I was still praying this through, I got an e-mail from a friend. Reading the e-mail, my jaw immediately dropped. My sweet friends, Jessica and Matt blessed my socks off and offered to make it possible for me to see Adriano. I was ECSTATIC!
After two months of anxiously waiting, on October 7th, I finally set out on my trip to PA. It took a little longer than I expected because I kind of got lost and missed my flight, but eventually I DID make it there. Jessica picked me up from the airport and from there the PA adventure began :) It was such a great trip, because not only did I get to see Adriano, but I also got to surprise and reunite with my friend Josiah, whom I had gotten to know in Haiti. He had met Adriano about a week after we had taken him in, when the little man was only 3 months old and a little under 5 pounds. Crazy to see how much he's changed now.
Josiah, his lovely sister Jocelyn and I took the one hour car ride to see Adriano this past Sunday, and it was nothing less than amazing. When we arrived, Adriano was sleeping in his host mom's arms. She asked me if I wanted to hold him as she slowly passed him to me. I tried hard to hold back tears. I was finally holding my sweet boy. The Lord is so good!
Adriano is now 12 pounds and looking absolutely amazing. He'll hopefully be going back to Haiti in mid December or early January. I just can't get over it- The Lord Jesus is so amazingly good, it just blows me away. I look back on the day when we first picked him up and brought him to my house. Nurses were teaching me ways on how to resesitate him if he died on my watch, because of the condition that he was in, he wasn't expected to live very long. Looking at the beautiful child that he has become now, I'm absolutely amazed. This little boy that so many people thought was going to die, is now a living and breathing miracle. Now no one can tell me that there isn't a God.