Two years ago today we met our sweet son Samuel! He was just shy of 5.5 years old. We had been prepared for him to be scared of us and for him to cry at our first meeting, but instead he came right to me and wrapped his sweet arms around my neck and said, "Mama." It was so amazing. We had sent him a pillow with a picture of Jim and I on it with our welcome package and the caregivers told us he would show it to everyone and tell them, "This is my Mama and Baba. They are coming for me." Oh, how precious is the faith of a child.
He remembers very well our first meeting and our days in China. It tickles me to hear him talk of that time.
We had to recreate the scene with what he calls his "China clothes". He had on a mint green sweat suit underneath his puffy pink jacket and jeans. He was toasty warm.
Yes, his China clothes still fit him. Even that teeny tiny little shoe still fits his little foot. He had two of them on when we met. I am pretty sure the other one fell behind the shelf in my closet.
It is believed that Sam-Sam has a rare form of dwarfism and that is why he hasn't grown very much. He has been given a clinical diagnosis and we go to genetics next month for further testing.
He is a little fish in the water. He absolutely loves to swim.
What an amazing blessing our son is! We thank God every day for letting us be his parents. We are blessed.
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27