Monday, February 1, 2010

#10

Elijah has arrived! After being greeted with warm smiles and loving hugs--both of which are completely foreign to the little guy, mommy tackled the nitty gritty. Yep, it did not take long before I got him into the bath (minus the warm water as our water has been off all day and all I had was one small bucket of cold water). After a thorough scrub down with lavender oil, I examined the fungal growths on his scalp and applied oil of oregano.  His little toes have little to no toenails due to never wearing or for that matter owning a pair of shoes--so I rubbed his feet down with some special foot powder.  Due to "wet" malnourishment (kwashiorkor)  Elijah is much to swollen for nearly all the PJ's that his brother's wear.  We finally found some "Incredibles" bottoms and super hero undies--the first time for both, no kidding! 

Elijah is now tucked into bed with his biological brother, although it seems neither have a clue what God has done. Please pray with us as we begin to parent Elijah.  Also, please pray that we will find a good doctor that can help us treat the various ailments that are plaguing Elijah's body.

P.S. Guess what I found in Elijah's pocket, a hand made sling shot.  Straight from the village.

19 comments:

Gary and Michelle said...

That is wonderful news. Praying that he will be healed soon and for your family as you adjust to being a family of 12 :)

Michelle

Cari said...

Praise God for His protection over this little one!

Michelle A said...

Oh Summer, I praise God that this precious child whose been through so much has arrived home safely. I will be praying for all of you as he gets adjusted to being surrounded by love! I look forward to the day when I can meet him and the rest of the children I haven't met yet in person!
Praying that you're health is improving every day.

;-) said...

YAY! Congratulations on your new little guy!

Shonni said...

I am so glad that he is with ya'll and will be praying for you all!

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praise God he is HOME!!!!! Praying for all in the transition, and healing process!

JG said...

Yay! So glad he is home :)

Mama Hen said...

Praise the Lord he is home with you!

a dragonfrye said...

How VERY exiting!!!! God is good!

Kathy said...

Oh, my heart is full knowing that Elijah now has a home, a family, a place where he will learn of the God who loves him. My prayer is that he will eventually come to know, love and serve the Lord, and that God will grant you wisdom, strength, and endurance as you integrate him into your family and learn to parent him. Bless you and Zane for your hearts to follow God in caring for the children he brings to you! Hope to meet Elijah and all his siblings some day!

blessedmomto8 said...

WOW! What a blessing to have him "HOME"! The kids are gonna have a ball learning how to make those slingshots! Don't SHOOT YOUR EYES OUT KIDS! HUGS!

love2bmom said...

PRAISE THE LORD!!! And congratulations on number TEN!!!!
HOORAY for you and for Elijah!!
God bless you all!

Love,

Carolee

Jennifer T. said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your precious gift!!! I am excited for your family but also understand there is so much work with a new child. May God bless this time though and overwhelm you with His grace!
Jennifer

Jim and April said...

Praying for your family and your new addition! So thankful God brought you all together!

Bethany said...

Yippie!

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, my friend, I am absolutely rejoicing with you at God's amazing faithfulness. He is HOME--where he belongs. His life will never be the same again. Such redemption. It truly does leave me speechless.

What a joy it is to journey with you, dear friend. Some day I would LOVE to sit and have a LONG chat and a cup of tea together.

Kim said...

Humbled. Again.
Praising Him for your faithful obedience and "crazy love"!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Thank You Jesus for bringing this precious little child home to his family..... will be praying for his healing physically and emotionally.
So thankful he is safely home...

Laura said...

praying for the challenging road ahead for you, and for all the children will show him love and patience.