So, I finally heard from Ellie's care coordinator. The doctor wants Ellie to stay in the brace one more month, no weight bearing, until we see him again on Dec. 9th. YUK!
I was reading in a Seeds of Change devotional from Shoahannah's Hope today. I skipped a few pages to read this page, felt drawn to it. I thought I would share it with Sabrina, because she is waiting so long on her Levi, but God knew I needed it today, too.
A family shared with a staff member of Shoahannahs' Hope how their family had been touched by adoption. Unable to have biological children, they sought to adopt from South Korea. They were then told they didn't qualify because the wife had Type I diabetes.
Several years later, they received a call from their adoption agency. The laws for Korean adoptions had changed and a little boy was available for them if they were still interested. Of course, they were, but the story gets better.
Many years later, the mother needed a kidney transplant, but no donor was found. While the adopted son wanted to be tested, the doctor refused to test him, assuming he couldn't not possibly be a match. The son wouldn't let it go, went to donate blood, found out his blood type, and continued until it was found that he was indeed a perfect match for a donor kidney for his mother. His adopted mother spent the remainder of her life telling her son, "Now I will always have part of you with me."
The scripture reference was Psalm 130:5-I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.
And, just now, while my students are at recess, I flipped through the Bible I have at school, to find that scripture reference. As I did, I saw once again a picture of Ellie that has been in this Bible for 2 years now. I placed it there almost EXACTLY 2years ago. It's the picture I have first on the blog, the first glimpse I had of her face. I sat with that picture, 2 years ago, as I fasted and prayed through lunch at school, asking God to speak to my heart. "Was this the child He had chosen for our family?" "Could I trust Him that we could manage her disability?" And, even when she was first matched with another family, I didn't take her picture out of my Bible here at school.
I look at it now, and I think, "Wow!" Look what the LORD has done for us. Look how far he has brought us. Look at the miracles in her life. I will wait on the LORD. My soul will wait. He will renew my strength. He has plans for Ellie to give her a bright future, filled with hope.
Thank you for your prayers. We still need prayer and supplication on our behalf!