...we were told that this little boy would be ours forever.
I remember that call so well. I waited for it, not so patiently, and when it finally got it I cried and wanted to shout from the roof-top!
At the time we had no idea of his health. We knew he was born with a large tumor at the base of his spine, and that it had been removed. But we were unaware of a report that our computer neglected to open. This reported stated that the tumor appeared to be growing back...had we seen this, we may have never requested to adopt him. Fear would have entered into our decision. Fear of the unknown.
God knew this, and he also knew that he was our son. I believe it was God's intervention that caused this attachment not to open properly. Once we saw the whole report, Evy was so much a part of our hearts that we never would have turned back from that point. We went forward and trusted the Lord.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your pahs straight." Proverbs 3:5&6
And he did come home. And had more surgery. And it wasn't a reoccurring tumor, it wasn't cancer. It was a piece of the original teratoma that was left. The doctors at Dupont Children's removed it...and life goes on. Trust in the Lord....
We have been to the hospital on a monthly basis since, with regular bloodtests and diagnostics, and just recently the doc said, "We won't need to see him until Dec!" We are overjoyed!
We still have our challenges, more now than when we first came home from China, but we couldn't imagine life without our Evy! God will see us through...