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Thursday, October 7, 2010

.And I Saw His Face {again!}.

This morning I opened my email's in box to find the most wonderful gift....


new photos of my son, Jamesy!! A sweet family traveled to Ethiopia last week for their court date and sent over a little care package that we had put together for Jamesy and took photos of him for us! These photos are priceless. When I opened the first one, I thought she had mixed up children and that he was not ours because he is so BIG!! But then I saw his adorably shaped elfish ears, and I knew that he was mine! He is two months older right now then he was in our referral photos. He looks so HEALTHY. I am just grinning at what God has done for His little body, and how He has used the precious nannies to take care of him. I have been praying that one nanny would really bond with our little guy and would look out for him in a special way. Someone is definitely taking very good care of him from the looks of his photos!

I hesitated to write this next part, because I do not want to come across as foolish, as naive, as someone who has my head in the clouds, or as a "religious crazy person", but I think I need to write it. I am praying and believing that God is healing Jamesy's body of his "special needs". We have other people that have told us that they are doing the same (without us asking them to). And after seeing these photos, it is evident that God is at work. Let me make this clear, though. No matter what we want Jamesy, and we chose him knowing what we did about his needs. We were 100% willing to take on the challenge of what those needs would bring, and that has not changed. However, I think God has something to teach us with Jamesy, and I believe that God is wanting us to believe that He can heal him. And I believe that. God has big plans for our boy, there is something so special about him. In every photo we have gotten of him he has been HAPPY. The family that took these new photos of him told us that he is a happy boy. I have never seen a child that has been orphaned look so happy prior to being with his or her forever family. It blesses my heart.

And although, I am believing that God will heal Jamesy, if God has another path for us and for our boy, I know that He is still on the throne, and my Jesus is still the same. Right now I think God just has something amazing to teach me in the believing. So that is what I will choose to do - believe.

But He said, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27)

"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts."
(Isaiah 55:9)

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
(Ephesians 3:20)


PS My article was published at Raising Homemakers today.

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Jessica Kramasz said...

As I sat nursing my baby last night I got thinking.

What if, though I KNEW he was mine, I couldn't hold him?

What if he were thousands of miles away in an orphanage?

What if I knew he needed medical attention, but I couldn't provide it yet?

My heart broke for you.

I'm so glad you received new pictures. I'll be praying for you.

Heather said...

How wonderful that you were able to see new photos and that he looks so well!
I'll be praying along with you for your precious son!

Unknown said...

How wonderful to receive new photos! That's great, Tiffany : ) And, I am so thrilled to hear how well Jamesy is doing. God is so good!!

I will also be praying for his healing. You do not sound like a crazy person. You sound like a beautiful child of the Lord who knows how mighty her Daddy really is. We serve a mighty God!

Tina said...

Luke 18:27 amen.

Anonymous said...

I can't WAIT to see his picture!! :) I also love your new blog look. Very pretty! :)

Jeff Seevers said...

You better believe God is still in the business of miracles.

Here's just one story of proof.

We're praying right along side you.

Kathy's Kitchen Korner said...

Our memory verse in first grade this week is Jeremiah 32:17 . . .
Ah, Lord God, Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for YOU!!!

And, look at that, Eph. 3:20 shows up again!!!

So excited for you! And still praying! Love you guys!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


I can't wait to see Jamesy's picture! I know how hard this wait is! But it's so worth it! God has done so much with Luke concerning his special need with no effects of it...even the neurosurgeon was surprised to not find what he expected. But I KNEW! :) God has big plans for our boys! :)


The Ashworth family said...

Tiffy - I am so excited that you were able to see some new photos of your sweet boy - looking at his sweet hand above, I see a little fat wrinkle on his wrist. Love it! Praying for healing and for a quick reunion for you all with him! (FYI - I changed my blog name)

amber said...

Tiffany, sitting here looking down at our sweet Megan Reese I totally believe in the power of God's healing and answered prayer~ i'll be trusting God with you for that same thing with little Jamesy!

so excited to hear how this journey is unfolding...

with love, amber.

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