AJ has/had BOTH!!
We did not even know what his special needs were, it did not matter. All we knew was this was Wes's friend, who was in the same foster home with him for 4 years. We met him, we played with him, he was real, not just a tiny referral picture.
We witnessed his sweet spirit in helping and playing with the younger kids.
We witnessed the very real sadness he displayed when we were there meeting Wes.
He has seen soooo many other kids get families over the years, but his needs are scary, so no one took a second look at him, just kept scrolling, like I had done so many times. And there are thousands more just like him. No one looked to see who he really is, a gift from God, regardless of his needs. We had to do something!
Now AJ's VSD has been repaired, and his hydrocephalus diagnosis has been changed to
"absence of corpus callosum". The major pathway in his brain is apparently missing.
Does that schoolwork look like part of his brain is missing?
Who knows what his actual diagnosis will be when he gets home, who cares.
We are adopting him because of WHO he is, not WHAT he is.
I am glad that Jesus chose me for WHO I am (His child) and not for WHAT I am (a sinner)!
Don't forget about our Ipad fundraiser/giveaway!! http://www.2coats.blogspot.com/
I'll talk about Jenna's special need tomorrow.