For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways,
my thoughts higher than your thoughts. Isaiah 55: 8-9
We are still sad for little Justin, but believing above all that God’s plan is good and is still unfolding, we’re getting ready to go. In fact, we head to Eastern Europe on Friday! And we’d like to introduce you to the boy we are now adopting.
Peyton was listed on Reece’s Rainbow in December (I think) and in nearly a year, not one family had inquired about him. He’s been overlooked. No one noticed him.
Here’s another picture of “Peyton” from back in December:
And here is a picture of him taken by a family who was adopting from his orphanage just 2 weeks ago:
He looks like he’s struggling a bit. He’s small. For his age, that Bumbo seat should be small for him, but he seems to have plenty of room.
These two pictures get me every time:
Never have I seen such a face on a child. A friend described it this way: I feel like he is like a little wilted plant. No life, no spark, but when you love him and feed him and nurture him, he will come to life. And his little personality will shine! It’s like no one can know him now, but soon he will be knowable.
And it’s true, because even after a few visits from that family, he started to come back:
He would hold his head up a little. He would make eye contact. And, though it can’t be attributed to visits, can we just take a moment to appreciate that hair? Ok, thanks.
Imagine the boy with love and attention, nutrition and sunshine. Oh, and wearing some more masculine clothes.
God is writing Peyton’s story.
Then your light shall break forth like the dawn,
and your wound shall quickly be healed;
your vindication shall go before you,
and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.