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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What a Difference!

If you've been following us for awhile, you'll remember that when I was in Serbia to complete Asher's adoption I stayed with the Schlorf family who adopted baby Johnny. Johnny has Apert syndrome. I had met him one year prior and knew it was a race against time to get to him and get him out before he couldn't hold on any longer.

Little Johnny was so dehydrated, and so....just sickly....He was turning 2 years old and weighed only a couple pounds more than he did at birth. Oh how we all worried about him and prayed for him when his Mama and Daddy brought him back to the apartment. I wanted to hold him SO BAD. To love on him, this child I had spent well over a year praying for.

But LOOK! Here is Johnny today! He has had some craniofacial surgeries, along with some work done on his hands, but most of all, look at his body! His ribcage now well hidden under a layer of toddler fat, his cheeks full and round. His skin no longer pale and translucent.

I'm so happy to be able to post about Johnny today. Thank you God for allowing me to witness his transformation. 


Becca said...

Oh, wow, how amazing to see that little chubby tummy and those legs!!! What a difference. Heartbreaking, and amazing all at once.

Devon said...

That is AWESOME!!!