Finally!! Meet Our Miracle #13!!!

Oh how we have loved all your kind words,
encouraging notes
awesome guesses!
All of you cheering has added even more
joy to this already glee-filled, amazing and completely miraculous
journey to our Bakers Dozen!!
Thank you for all your guesses,
only one of you actually nailed it.
Amy McB!!
Recently I told a bit of the story of
our new home that is now completely handicap
accessible, right?
I mentioned that when I walked into
the master bathroom I found a wheelchair
ramp into the shower…
my mouth dropped open!
But what I left out of the story
was that when I walked into the jack-n-jill
bath the kids all share,
I stopped in my tracks….
I was like, “What are those?”
Because along the entire kids bathroom
walls are several grip bars.
I stood staring at them.
And at that moment the Lord whispered,
“They are for one yet to come!”
Oh me.
Isn’t it so crazy that the God of the Universe 
actually whispers secrets to us??

I decided to keep that whisper to myself
and every day I would wonder,
“Who Lord? Who will it be?”
And I would smile to myself.
We had another coming!
A couple of months later we moved in
and in early December
Rebecca sent the text.
Shortly after the text Rebecca 
added me to a China Advocacy group on FB.   
I had never been in an advocacy group.  Picture after picture 
of precious treasures waiting.  Each made in the image of our 
loving God.  
I found myself
often in tears as I looked at the advocacy pictures.
  I texted Rebecca and told her I didn’t know if I could take it –  
I wanted to bring every one of these precious treasures home!
{Not kidding.}
And then a few weeks later, Rebecca tagged me in a post
in the Advocacy group.
The post was highlighting and advocating 
for a precious young boy 
{with Cerebral Palsy}
who had been praying for years for a family.
Oh me.
I began to sob.
I tried to read it aloud to the kids,
but they barely could understand me – 
I was truly crying so hard!  
I showed them his picture.
I knew this guy was ours!!

But we had some enormous obstacles to overcome
not to mention that my hubby had to be gung-ho.
For starters,
I knew basically what Chi*a would 
want our annual family income to be.

And I knew that our income was not even half
of what they would require.  
Not even close.

But I also know how big our God is. 

And we have seen Him move mountains to 
bring home our treasures in the past.
This was not too difficult for God.
I’m usually very slow to show Dw things when it comes to 
kids needing homes.  But this time, he basically walked in
the front door
and I led him to my laptop and showed him.
I tried to read the write-up
and the sobs came again.
After trying to read the write-up, 
he grinned that grin of his,  staring at his picture,
and then nodded that special nod.
He knew too.
We began to pray for wisdom and we
committed to pray for favor with our agency
and with the Chin*se government.

If this precious guy was ours,
God would make a way.
Our agency said they would try for PA,
because although our income is sorely lacking, 
our home is paid for and we have no debt.
About that time, a woman wrote to me
and said, “You don’t know me,
I read your blog, and I am wondering, would you 
be willing to advocate for this young man?”
She had been praying for years for a family for him.
And you guessed it – 
It was our little guy!
So I wrote and told her, 
“You are not going to believe this,
and mums the word please,
but we are asking our agency to please try
for us
(even though our income is far below what Ch*na
would want it to be).” 
She wrote me back,
“I am sitting at my computer sobbing….”
Her name is Nathalie 
and she told me at that time,
“You guys get PA and I will help fundraise for you.”
We wrote our LOI (Letter of Intent) and explained that 
not only do we have a completely handicap accessible home,
we have another daughter with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy,
and we do wheelchairs well.
Cause really,
But sweet friends,
there is one more obstacle….
You have never known me to ask
for anything for us,
other than prayer…

but this time,
I’m not asking for us.

I’m asking for him.

Would you be willing to 
help bring our 
new son home?

He’s waited a long time.

His birthday was Monday.
The very day I began to tell his story.

He turned 13.

We have less than a year to 
get to Ch*na and get him
before he ages out.
Would you help us answer our little
boy’s prayers?

If you are able to help,
we thank you in advance for being part of
our little guy’s story.

Whether able to help or 
not, would you please pray for 
our journey to him 
and that God would prepare him
for being part of our family?
He has been known on the advocacy
sites as 
but as with most of our other treasures,
just like Biblical characters
who when a major life change came,
God changed their name to 
signal a new start.

Our little guy will have a new
name to accompany this fresh start – 
with his forever family.

We will announce that soon.

Nathalie put together this 
video as she has many pictures of
our son…

Without further ado…

Celebrate with us – 
 our Baker’s Dozen son!!

Your tax deductible gift can help here.
Thank you in advance.
No gift is too small to help us bring our son home forever……

43 thoughts on “Finally!! Meet Our Miracle #13!!!

    1. I have no idea why it didn't post either, but it definitely never came! Had it shown up, you KLM would have won!! Cause Amy McB just said boy 12-14. You would have NAILED it!! *fist bump* for rockin' it!!

  1. I don't have the finances to give right now, as I can't pay my rent on my own, but you most certainly have my prayers! That sweet boy's smile is infectious and I can't wait to see him home where he belongs! FOREVER!

  2. So awesome what a beautiful boy! I am going to pray about a fund raising idea that the kids and I can do to help bring him home.

  3. I saw him on another blog, and noticed recently that he was "taken"! I didn't realize it was you! Sounds like a perfect match for your family. And he's in the "hard to adopt" category, just because he's a boy/older child/wheelchair. Your family is such a fantastic example. God bless you in your journey!

    1. Zanmei, Yes, he definitely would be considered "hard to place" because of both his age and the wheelchair, but that's exactly the treasures we want!! We are thrilled!

  4. That video made me cry instantly! The joy that radiates off his face is unlike anything I have ever seen! I am so thrilled that he is your son because that precious boy is so deserving of such a loving family! We'll be helping him home and can't wait to follow along the rest of the story!

    1. Thank you Jamie!! He totally is a gift from the Lord!! Someday I hope to share exactly what God did to match us up – because the details are amazing…much better than the "broad brush" stroke!

  5. This might seem crazy…but I'd love to do a Facebook party with you as a fundraiser! I'm an independent consultant for Paparazzi Jewelry. All lead-free and nickel-free, and each piece is normally $5. I've never done a fundraiser before, but a lot of consultants in my upline have! They charge $7 apiece and give up part of their commission so that $3 from every piece sold goes directly to the cause! If this is too nutty and you're not interested, you still have my prayers and I'll fast, too!! Hopefully I'll earn enough to be able to make a donation by the end of the month! So excited to read this today…it's my son's adoption day, and Tuesday is MY adoption day!!

    1. Happy adoption day for both you and your son, AndaRae! I don't know anything about Paparazzi, but would be happy to hear more! Thank you for praying our son home!

  6. Oh Linny! I am sitting here at my desk in tears. I am so in love with this little boy and so overjoyed that he has his forever family!!

    1. Thank you Melody! Nathalie put together the video and did a beautiful job – we have been so thankful for her help! It clearly depicts what the write-up indicated. He is a rare treasure!

  7. I read, but rarely comment. God be with you in your new adventure. I have sent a small gift in memory of my darling mother who adopted me as a baby, 75 years ago.

    1. Awww Elizabethd thank you so much for your generous gift! What a blessing to have a gift made in honor of your mom adopting you!! That's just beautiful. Thank you so much!! We are so grateful for each gift!

  8. Oh Linny!
    I have been struggling with this cold or something so never saw this til now. But I will pray for you. I have an idea of his new name. But I will wait to see when you say it!
    I don't know how I might help, but I will ask the Lord. I am already using 'holy rice' money for workers in your named country to get food and medicine for believers in a very, very closed country. But God is the One who gives the money anyway.
    And I think he looks so special! Wow, you are going to have a LOT of treasures who do the big grin thing!
    And hey,…no. 13 who is currently 13 will have to come while he still is!
    Big hugs,
    Sandy in the UK

    1. Sandy – thank you for your kind words!! We will announce his name somewhere down the road. We have to tell our big kids! ha! But there has been a ton of prayer and talking going into deciding! And yes, #13 is #13. Crazy.

  9. If every one of us lurkers (yes, that includes me) would donate our coffee money for a week these good folks would be well on their way to accomplishing their goal, and this young man could have a fresh start. I'm off to make my contribution now.

    1. Awww Novabella {what great name!}, you are such a blessing. Yes, that's true! And thank you so much for donating to help bring our son home. We are thrilled at how God is providing!

  10. Oh my! He is so handsome! And can't you just see his spirit shining through him eyes?! He will fit right in and add much joy to your family, I am sure of it! Congratulations!

  11. I don't know how I missed this, but am so thrilled to see it now! I get chills just thinking about his new pile of brothers and sisters!! Love his beautiful smile. I mean he is seriously HANDSOME and so joy-filled!! Can't wait to hear more about him. Wish I could go with you to China to go get him. What a privilege to be used by God so mightily. Congratulations on #13!

  12. I don't know how I missed this, but am so thrilled to see it now! I get chills just thinking about his new pile of brothers and sisters!! Love his beautiful smile. I mean he is seriously HANDSOME and so joy-filled!! Can't wait to hear more about him. Wish I could go with you to China to go get him. What a privilege to be used by God so mightily. Congratulations on #13!

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