Monday, June 27, 2011

Amazing Day of Meetings

Before I get into this post, I want you to know that we will not  be sharing a ton of the details concerning Moses' back story.  We feel it is best to allow that to be a story that Moses can determine how he'd like it shared in public forums. 

We visited some amazing people today who without their intersection into Moses' story, he would not be taking a nap in the room next to me.  We met the community chairman and the police officer who found Moses and connected him to the organization that took Moses into their care.  We also were able to visit the area where Moses was orphaned.  As we toured and heard more details outlining the conditions and situation that led us for him to come under our care, we realized that he has been saved from what would have likely been a life of hell (one of our earliest prayers for the child God would lead us to). 

We then went on to meet an amazing family who took Moses under foster care for 6 months.  When there were some developmental struggles appearing in Moses, he went to stay with this family who cared for him and loved him dearly.  From the moment we arrived till the moment we left, they were ecstatic and appreciative to see Moses again as well as meet us.  They were incredibly gracious people and they could not stop showering us with hospitality and appreciation.  This family will continue to be a special family to us as we move forward in life.

On another note, a little moment that again made me so happy to have Katylynn in Uganda at such a young age.  We were walking through the community where Moses was found when Katylynn pointed to a mud looking thatch and said, "Daddy, that's where the chickens live."

For a moment, I wanted to pretend like that was true and agree with her.  I decided to see if we could make it a teachable moment and told her, "Honey, that is not where chickens live.  That is where people leave.  It's someone's home."  She was confused but as we continued to talk she began to understand that there is a different world out there from the one she is growing up in.  I asked her what she thought about the home and she said, "It's sad."

Just a nice little moment of perspective.

It's almost time for Supper.  Thanks for praying all.


Anonymous said...

I've been following your blog and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE connecting with your adoption story.

Kerri Warstler

Anonymous said...

I am just overwhelmed, I can't even begin to know what it is like for all of you. I am SO EXCTED to hear how Moses and Katylynn are bonding and he knows your dada and mama, You both will be able to teach him about his true Heavenly DADA!!! I JUST AM SO EXCITED to see how God is doing His thing and being in charge. Praying all goes great Wednesday so you can ALL come home as a FAMILY!!!! I AM JUST SO EXCITED!!!! Can you tell!!!! Love to all of you, Sue :)