Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Brothers" reunited at last!

Although they are not biological brothers, for the first 4 years of their lives they lived as brothers...orphanage brothers...crib mates...
(pics. from their life in the orphanage together)

Their lives FOREVER changed 1 year ago on September 5, 2010 when one of the "brothers" was adopted and the other was left behind. As we rejoiced because our son, Solomon, was finally in our arms, precious Kaden grieved the loss of his "brother" with no hope of every seeing him again....

or so he thought...

(saying goodbye)
or so we all thought...

BUT our God is greater...our God is mighty...our God is a miracle making, mountain moving God!  He heard the cries of Kaden's heart...He heard the cries of our heart for Kaden to have a forever family...but not just any family, a christian family...a family that lived close to us so the boys could grow up together...

Many of you have followed their journey from the beginning...many of you are new to their journey...join us as we marvel at all the Lord has done to bring the boys back together.

Exactly one year after we landed in the United States with our son, the "brothers" were finally reunited!!!!  Our precious friends, the Cox family, are now home with sweet Kaden and it was finally time for the boys to meet.  I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story :)

WE STAND IN AWE!
"He's here...he's here!!!!"
Solomon kept yelling, "I'm right here JianZhu...I'm right here" as he ran to him.


























I still sit here in absolute amazement that Kaden is home & that the boys will grow up together.  The precious boy that we had been advocating for since March 2010...the precious boy whom we realized was our son's very, very best friend...the precious boy whom we felt the Lord telling us that his family was someone we already knew...the precious boy that called me 'mama' the day we had to say good-bye...the precious boy who stood there with tears rolling down his face as we left him...the precious boy that our son grieved & longed deeply for...the sweet, precious boy that we have loved so deeply but was not to be ours....

He is HOME...He is with his forever mama and daddy...He is LOVED...He is cherished...and we are honored to be a part of his life...ecstatic to see him with his family, our wonderful friends...honored and blessed that the Lord answered all of our prayers for the boys to be together in some way...what an incredible gift!!!

Sweet, beautiful Kaden, the Lord knew you long before He formed you...He loves you so much and has amazing plans for your life. What a treasure you are to your family!!! We love you so much and are so happy you are home to stay!!!!!

WE STAND IN AWE OF OUR KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!

20 comments:

TessBenson said...

BEAUTIFUL! Bawling my eyes out! Praise our God! WOO!

Leslie said...

oh Stacy.. Nick and I are reading this as I weep... as Nick is totally dumbfounded... this is only something our father could orchestrate....

I love how this shows such a tender love for a small childs heart, that our savior has. I love it. Our God is so good.. so loving.. so compassionate. And oh what testimony this story is. Its powerful. Big time powerful.

thank you for sharing it.

GrumpyJaxMomOf3 said...

What an amazing story!!! Only God could orchestrate all of this!!

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Alaina said...

God is soooo awesome!

Jolene said...

I'm crying into my rice crispies reading this. Wow, what a beautiful reunion! We are so thrilled to see their journey take place! Many blessings to Kaden and Solomon's families!

Tony and Julee Huy said...

Yay Solomon! Happy, happy story! Thank you Jesus!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful post to wake up to!! Seriously... SO amazing. I love the pics where they are closely checking each other out. "Is that really you in there?!?" They are just so cute, these guys. What a gift from Jesus to have the reunited. It will speak volumes to them in the future too to know how closely and intimately God cares for each of us. Thanks for sharing this beautiful story and these awesome pics. SO great!!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Thats OUR God..the same God that parted the Red Sea....the same one who created all things....brought these 2 sweete little boys together again...he truly is a Mighty God!! Love it Stacy...so happy for them.

Jamie

Paige and Jesse Beauchamp said...

so amazing.... I cant stop crying

Brooke said...

I have not cried this much after a blog post in a while! LOVE this amazing story! God is good!! Loved the boys' matching shirts too...they are both precious.

Anonymous said...

AMEN!! Love our God, who loves to reconcile! ((hugs)) to all of you!!
Andrea K

Shonni said...

What an amazing God story!!! Precious!!

Linda said...

I am bawling here!!! Their eyes speak it all...their pure love and joy for each other.

What precious gifts God has given these boys--not only their forever families, but their best friend, too!

I am in awe of God's grace and mercy.

Jewels of My Heart said...

OH! It just doesn't get better than that! Thank YOU Jesus and welcome home precious Kaden!

AnotherPreciousJewel said...

Sooo sweet. I love how Kaden seems to never let go of Solomon in these pictures. They both have to be so happy to see each other again. Beautiful!

Sherri said...

what a beautiful blessed story! the photos tell all and they are so very happy! God has blessed each of them in so many wonderful ways!

God bless and thanks for sharing.

connie said...

Absolutely beautiful! God has allowed you to watch this miracle unfold, and this is just the beginning, I'm sure! He is mighty to save!!!!

Our family: said...

So precious!!!! Thank you Lord!

Truly Blessed said...

Wonderful. Simply wonderful!

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