4/17/08

2 years ago today...

...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...

9 comments:

Anita said...

I'm SOO glad I get to celebrate this 2-year anniversary of THE CALL with you my dear friend. Our children are such amazing gifts from the Lord and I cannot imagine not having Kaylin in our family either. Give that sweet, adorable son of yours a hug from his Auntie! Love you all! ~Anita

Nate and Brenda said...

What a precious boy and an awesome tesitmony to God's faithfullness!!!

One Happy Momma said...

Oh Terry!

I can't believe it has been 2 years already that you got Evan's referral!
I can still remember when you shared your news with all of us!
Boy God sure knew what he was doing by not letting the attachment open for you to see Evan's complete medical report and now God is still working by not having to go back to the doctor until December. PTL!
We are so happy for all of you!

Blessings -

Cathy

Bill and Christina said...

Praise God!I am so glad that you have your little angel and he is doing great. Even your birth children there are unknown things that you will have to deal with! The things we would miss if we were afraid to answer His call.
Christina

Nichole said...

Once again you have encouraged me...I needed to hear your story today without even realizing it! Thank you for sharing that:)

Laura said...

Happy 2nd anniversary of your referral. I know how much your precious gift means to you. What a blessing.

Kathy said...

He is a beautiful little boy. Sometimes I wish it worked that way in Haiti--you did all the waiting first, then found out who your child was and went and picked him up.

The Sohmer Family said...

We praise God along with you on your two-year anniversary of "the call."

God has given you a wonderful family! :)

Mark, Shelby, Vivienne, Juliana, Caleb, and Gabriella

Julie said...

Thanks for the wonderful reminder of God's faithfulness!
Blessings-