Monday is a VERY important day for my sister's family....the US Embassy will be interviewing the man who found their little boy and took him to the orphanage. They will question his story and make sure that everything he is saying is legit. After his interview, they will decide if they believe that Crew is, indeed, a true abandoned orphan, and their decision will determine if he will come home to the Coder family.
I wanted to take a minute and share the story of Crew - it's an amazing God-thing! I won't give all the details of the story, cause those are theirs to share, but I'll tell you a little bit about my part in it cause it's pretty incredible. I was looking at some pictures that my friend, Kelly Putty, had posted from a recent trip to Ethiopia she'd been on. I was just glancing at all the amazing pictures when I scrolled down to one of her daughter holding a little boy - and my heart almost leapt out of my chest. I KNEW that was supposed to be my sister's son. I just KNEW it. I emailed the agency director immediately and just casually asked her how many boys she was able to put on the referral list since she had just returned from Ethiopia herself. I asked her if she thought that any of them would be my sister's son since they had started the process and were waiting for a referral. She proceeded to tell me that she had exactly the amount of boys for the people she had on the waiting list, EXCEPT she might have one boy left and my sister was next. Ok, I pulled the picture of the little boy off Kelly's blog and I emailed it to Sue. I said, "Is this the boy, because I believe this little boy is supposed to be my sister's son".
It was, and now, he is. Isn't God cool?! I just love stuff like that. I still have the email to Sue telling her how my heart jumped when I saw him and I just knew he was meant to be with my sister. It's also really wild because he was actually referred to another family first as an infant, but then through a serious of events in Ethiopia, wasn't able to go with that family and they got another referral and brought their little boy home a year ago. When I was asking Sue if that was him, she wasn't sure he was going to be available because she was waiting to find out if that other family could take him at this point, but since they had just adopted the other referral, they couldn't. It's a long, complicated story, but it's an amazing story of God's hand because that other family lives 10 minutes from me and has been able to meet my sister through FB and pray for them as they bring Crew home. So now they know that he is going to a loving, Christian home and have such a wonderful peace about it. And their little boy is the sweetest thing you've ever seen. Both these precious boys are in exactly the family that God meant them to be in. Miraculous!!
So, Monday is a huge day and I'd like to ask you to spend some time Sunday night praying for little Crew and my sister's family. Oh, how we'd love to hear a "HE IS YOURS" from the US Embassy! Those words will be sweet music to our ears! I can't wait til Crew gets to the Coder home and is surrounded by his four awesome siblings and his amazing Mommy and Daddy - and of course, all his fabulous cousins and Aunts and Uncles. I just want to squeeze him so hard. LOL
Check my FB page on Monday - I'll let you know as soon as I know. I'm praying and believing for GOOD NEWS!