March 29, 2008 at 5:37 PM an adorable little boy was born in Taiwan. He weighed in at 6 lbs 1 oz. and was 19 inches long and went into fetal distress developig meconium aspiration syndrome, persistent pulmonary hypertension, shock lung, and periventricular leukomalacia all of which led to Severe Cerebral Palsy and Visual Dysfunction. We did not know about our sweet Jeremiah then, but GOD did! :) It is a miracle that Jeremiah lived. When we read his medical records about all his tiny little body went through it tears my heart out and it lets me KNOW that God has a reason that this little boy lived! I can't wait to raise this amazing child and see what God is gonna do with him! Today marks Jeremiah's 2nd Birthday but it also marks a year since I saw his picture on our agency website and was forever changed! We were NOT planning another adoption just yet but as always I am ever looking at waiting children and praying for them. THIS time I could NOT get this little boy out of my mind! I kept going back and forth to look at his picture and read the little bit of information that was on the website about him. Finally on March 30th I told Bobby, we are suppose to adopt this little boy. HE is our Jeremiah! He was like not sure what to think! After some prayer and discussion on March 31st Bobby told me to ask for more information so I got in touch with the agency to be sent the refferal infomation and so it began! NEVER would I have believed then that on Jeremiah's next birthday that he would still not be home! I thought then I would have 2 baby boys for Christmas, but fundraising has been much harder and slower with this adoption and it has taken so much longer than anyone thought. I am so thankful that I can say that my son is spending his LAST birthday in his orphanage in Taiwan. As I type his brother sleeps beside me and Jeremiah is probably taking his afternoon nap in Taiwan. Tonight we will have a family get together to celeberate the LIFE of Jeremiah! The MIRACLE that he is even alive! and the MIRACLE that God is blessing our family with our sweet frogie boy! We are so close to my bringing Jeremiah home! If he were here we would be having a HUGE party. My prayer for this day is that Jeremiah would feel love this day where he is and that God would somehow be preparing him for how his little life is going to change and that gift would come in today to help bring him home. What better birthday gift than coming home to your family! If you possibly can, please go to our 100 Good Wishes website and donate even $5 to help bring Jeremiah home! And leave a good wish for him and a picture of your family for the virtual quilt. I will be printing all the wishes and pictures to put in Jeremiah's book :)
Jeremiah, my sweet frogie boy! Mommy is sooo sorry that you are spending a 2nd birthday with no family. You HAVE family little man, we are just so far away and you do not know we exist. You have no clue the amount of love that we have been storing up to lavish on you when we are finally together my angel! God is so teaching mommy so many things in this journey and HE is touching so many people through our journey to you. God is bridging the ocean once again to bless me with YOU my baby boy! I can't wait to hold you, to feel you close to me, to smell the scent that is soley yours, to snuggle against you and kiss and hug you and be able to massage your muscles and begin learning all I need to do to help you and to be the best mommy I can be for you. My heart aches for you Jeremiah. I never thought it would take this long baby. Hang on tight my sweet frogie because I am coming as SOON as I can, but till I get there catch my kisses in the wind!