|Happily signing my life away|
Samuel did so well in the car and as we stopped to get his passport pictures taken. I don't know what God has been whispering to Samuel's heart these past couple of days but it was clear God had been preparing him. You could tell he was overwhelmed and definitely scared but he melted into my arms and seemed to feel safe with me.
|First picture as mother and son|
|Of course mama brought a truck...|
|The blocks and cars didn't quite bring a smile to his face, |
but they were a welcomed distraction
I ordered my son Vietnamese fried rice for supper but he preferred mommy's pasta (great news for mommy who much prefers pasta to rice!) and the day ended with a sweet smelling boy, freshly showered, falling asleep in his mama's arms...
|Handsome boy, all clean and ready for bed|
|Looking at his family book|
- family members, he has now seen your faces!
|Safe in mama's arms... truck still in hand :)|
As much as I am grieving all that my son lost today, I also cant help but celebrate the victory that this day represents. my facilitator has made it clear that if Samuel was not adopted he was likely within a month of being transferred to an orphanage for older children and adults with special needs where he would have remained for the rest of his life with his basic needs taken care if but nothing more. Today however, Samuel was given hope and a future. So turn your speakers and celebrate with me... There's One Less Orphan in the World Tonight!!!