Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Against All Odds -- Our Latest Adoption



What are the chances?

I mean, what are the chances that a 14-year-old girl weighs only 14 pounds?

And what are the chances of such a "person" surviving in a crib all these years, living on a bland diet that's just enough to keep her alive?

Our hearts broke when we not only learned about the condition of orphans in this faraway land, but of this young girl in particular.  Wouldn't yours?  Wouldn't all of ours? 

Against all odds, this treasure has survived.  She is alive!  How?  We can only say it's because of the immense mercy of God.  You see, some reading this would say that God should've shown mercy by taking her years ago.  But God has another plan...

The Salems are taking this child as their own!

For more on our daughter-to-be, please go to my wife's blog.  There are more photos and more details.  There is also a link to a blog post about the girl by the woman who first found her.  It will move your heart!

www.nogreaterjoymom.com

God bless you!

9 comments:

  1. I was so thrilled to see Adeye's post today!! I am so happy about your new beautiful daughter! Praying for everything to move smoothly and quickly. Congratulations on your newest blessing!

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  2. Thank you, ladies. Appreciate your love and prayers so much!

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  3. In awe!!! This news is thrilling, I was in tears at work today, tears of joy reading your blog and a co-worker asked if I was ok, I then had him read your post and then your wife's, he was absolutely shocked. It goes to show that so many people that are not in the adoption world (and some that maybe are) have absolutely no idea what these beautiful children go through. Praying for a smooth adoption of Faith. Praying for Faith that she will be home very soon with her beautiful, loving family. Blessings, Debbie (((HUGS))))

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    1. Great stuff, Debbie! This is how God works. Someone like you shows another person a blog post, and that person does the same, and there will be a ripple effect of magnanimous proportion for the kingdom of God! And the funnest part is that there is no way we can measure the impact until heaven. Go, God!

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  4. When I pressed the link on Shelley's blog and saw "No Greater Joy Mom" blog header I thought it's probably a mistake (my Enlish sometimes fails me). Then I hurried to the end of the article, because there was no mistake, it should have been well just... impossible! But indeed no - nothing is impossible when you believe! You are an inspiration, with God-in-work, not God-in-words. All the best to you all! Congratulations with your new precious girl!

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    1. Thank you so much. All of the glory goes to a Father who is Love. He inspires. He acts (through His body). He receives the glory.

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  5. Great news Anthony. Congratulations on your new daughter. I don't spend much time online but when I saw this I had to take the time out to leave a message. You are truly a wonderful example to us all who call ourselves Christians, thank you for sharing that with us. Lu and I cannot think of better parents for this beautiful little girl. God bless you, Adeye, and your family.

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    1. You're very kind. You guys are a great encouragement! Thank you.

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