Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The next chapter begins

Our journey is almost done after 2 1/2 years. Our final step will be to adopt Silas here in America. A few more dollars and a little more time. Some of you have followed from the beginning, some part way, and some towards the end. We wanted to take the time to say thank you for your committment to staying update on our adoption and for praying for us. Honestly, I don’t know how we would have gotten through it without you.

Not only have we gained a son, but many friendships along the way. Thank you to those who reached out to encourage us through notes, a phone call and those who gave finanically. You are apart of Silas’s story now. I’m looking forward to sharing all you have done on his behalf. He will surely know he is loved. 

While I have your attention one more time I wanted to tell you again that without God this would not have been possible. We give Him all honor and glory for this story. Looking back over our journey I am amazed at God’s grace over this one child and his forever family. I saw God do things I had never experienced before. I saw Him move in a way only He could. He was our refuge, strength, and comforter. I learned a lot about myself through this journey. The things I learned I am forever grateful. I would do this journey all over again because I walked away changed. 
Over the past 11 days it has been like a honeymoon for our family. He has adjusted so well. I believe in our time apart God grew my love for him. I was ready for him and he was ready for us. I do believe that he remembered us only because of God. He remembered this silly game I did with him before. He adjusted so quickly to us that it affirms in my heart that he did remember. When I will look at him and don’t believe he is with us. When I am driving and I hear him sucking his fingers I look back just to make sure I am not day dreaming. We love the way he whines and cries. We love his smile. We love that when he is walking next to us he has to hold our hand. We all can’t get enough of him. I love him like my own and that is only because of God. 
We are now onto the next chapter of our lives. We will be heading to the doctor soon to get our referral for a specialist for his head. We don’t know any details so until we do I don’t need to share. I want the facts. I don’t know what the future holds for him, but we are trusting in God’s plan. 
Thank you for coming on this journey with us. We have been changed and pray that you have to. 
Thank you God for choosing Silas to be in our family. Thank you for making the impossible possible. Thank you for holding our tears on the hard days and throwing a party when we brought Silas home. Thanks for helping us finanically just when we needed it. Your faithfulness has changed my heart. Thanks for teaching us every step of the way even when it was painful. Thank you for being the Rock we needed to stand on. You are my Abba Father. I will praise you until my last breathe. 


  1. You're a good man Mr. Boyd. In complete seriousness (which doesn't happen to often), your faith has been and is inspiring, your willingness to stay the course and trust and pursue your son, is moving. Praise God for your entire family being together!!