Last fall it all began...I received a seemingly benign text message "there is a little girl with cockayne on a website for adoption"
I wrote back "how can you be sure she has cockayne?"
"oh...she does...go look"
When I first saw her little face I knew. She does have Cockayne. And my heart broke. Would she ever, ever find her way to the arms of a mommy and a daddy? Who would come forward and say "this is my child." I spent hours sobbing, praying and felt God moving in my heart, burdening and breaking my heart for what breaks His.
Then something AMAZING happened. Through a beautiful woman named Adeye, God raised 20,000 in less than a week for Julia's adoption. Before the money was even raised one sweet hearted mama happened to be led to Adeye's blog. She had never read it before. She saw Julia's face and knew.
Julia was her child.
The Schwenzer family then embarked on a wild race to get to Julia. Along the way they realized they had not one but TWO precious children they would be bringing home.
They have been in Julia and Aaron's country for the past weeks and finally
the story has come full circle. Julia and Aaron are no longer orphans.
They are a daughter, a son, a brother, a sister, a granddaughter, a grandson.
God has used this story of redemption for
"And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. "
Two more children forever held in the embrace of a family.