Our son's special need is more involved than we expected.
It's not that we weren't informed.
It's just that, given the information that we had, we hoped for the best,
but "the best" is not what we got.
But that's not the painful truth.
That's not it at all.
The painful truth is that if we had known the full extent of Kaikai's special need, we might have overlooked his file. We might have decided that his special need was more than we could handle.
And then, we would have missed out on knowing this amazing boy.
And that, my friends, is extremely painful.
Dear ones, there are so many beautiful, amazing children who are in need of families to love them. Children, like our son, who are not perfect, according to the world's standards, but who are precious to our Father, who created them in His image.
I absolutely do not think that everyone is called to adopt. But friends, for those of you who are so called, please consider the ones who might not be chosen otherwise.
I do believe that it is wisdom to ask ourselves the question of what we can handle, but I also believe that is only one of the questions that we should ask ourselves. The bigger question is "What is God calling me to do?" If it's Jesus who is calling you to step out of your comfort zone, He will give you everything that you need to be the exact parent that child needs.
So, even though we didn't necessarily step into this adoption with our eyes wide open, I'm so glad that our Father lead us to THIS particular boy. He truly is an amazing, precious, wonderful child!
And that, my friends, is what turns the painful truth (our own limitations and expectations) into something beautiful.
Thank you, Jesus, for always being beautiful.