Or more accurately, working together for His Glory. As I mentioned in the post Waiting – written just one short week ago, I was a little nervous about several things, including airfare and flights that would allow us to take little mister along with us to meet little guy, timing that would work well for all involved, and helping G through his transition and being away from the place and people he knows. I didn’t even know how to pray – my prayers were just the groans of someone who was afraid. Well, flights are booked – (for 3 of us there and 4 of us back). We are set to stay at Ilsan. Work and church schedules fell into place, and family and friends are showing support in a variety of ways. Thank you!  Last night I told Thomas that my prayers had more than been answered – in ways I was not expecting.  But, God was not finished.

Last night, someone in an adoption Facebook group connected with me and added me to another group. She suggested I post about our son being from Ilsan to connect with some other Ilsan parents.Found that there are even a couple of Ilsan parents right in our corner of the midwest! One mother who responded shared that they had just brought their son home less than 2 months ago – shortly before our first trip, and he was just a couple months younger than G.  They live just a couple of hours away. We said we should get together for our kids to connect. They didn’t live in the same house at Ilsan, but still, would be good for them to connect. Great. Then I started thinking, and wondering….

Let’s flash back to our first day at Ilsan… (insert flashback visuals and music here) On of the social workers and G took us to his preschool in town.  Most of the kids at Ilsan attend the Holt school right on site, but a few of the kids do go to school in town. When we visited his school – he made a BIG deal out of making sure the other kids (it was a pretty small preschool) knew that we were his parents. One of the teachers mentioned that she felt it was because recently, another student had been adopted, and he wanted them to know he was getting adopted too.   (flashforward visuals and music…)

I looked at Thomas and said – “I wonder, if there is any way, this is the other boy that was in G’s class. I’m going to ask.”  Well, we won’t be able to absolutely confirm until they are together (or until I ask the staff at Ilsan when we are there next week :)) But with a little bit of verifying – we are pretty sure that we are now connected with his classmates family, less than 2 hours away. We will be able to get the boys together again.  Soon. They will each have someone their own age, who understands. Who has similar memories and experiences.  Ones that are not the typical experiences for most Korean adoptees. This is downright amazing and we are beyond thrilled. More than we could have ever asked for, or imagined.

And, while so many scriptures could apply here – I want to go back to Romans 8:26-28. God loves these little boys – and is keeping them connected. There are two sets of parents that are giving Him glory today for working this together – and excited to see what His Good will be.

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.

 

Don’t worry – I know it’s not going to be all sunshine and rainbows. It will be rough. I will still need a lot of caffeine and chocolate. I don’t even know what else I’m going to need. But for the last few days – God has blessed us. He answered prayers that we didn’t even know how to voice.

Yes. Blessed be the Name of the Lord – God is Good.

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