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He has no idea…

April 9, 2014

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This past week, I received three more photos from friends of ours who were wearing their shirts in support of Haven.  I look at these images, and I reminded of something.  It is something that (as my friend Amanda told me last night) is amazing, but truly difficult to comprehend.

Two-year-old Qian Fu Tao (or “Tao Tao” as his caretakers like to call him) is sitting in a Chinese orphanage, and he has no idea what has been going on over here.  No idea.

He has no idea that he will soon be called by a new name that was lovingly chosen for him.

He has no idea that there are people on the other side of the world who are wearing shirts with that new name on them.

He has no idea that he has a mommy, a daddy, a big brother, and three big sisters.

He has no idea that he has two sets of grandparents.

He has no idea that he has many, many extended family members.

He has no idea that he has a church family.

He has no idea that he has already made many, many friends.

He has no idea that he has a whole host of people thinking of him daily.

He has no idea that during this past Christmas season, there were over 40 trees that had “Haven” ornaments on them in honor of him.

He has no idea that there are doctors who already know his story, and have already begun to think about how they can best care for him.

He has no idea what lighthouses are….and no idea that when his family and friends see them, they are reminded of him.

He has no idea that he has gifts and clothing that have already been purchased and made – just for him.

He has no idea that 72 different people have contributed financially to help bring him home.

He has no idea what his daddy did last year on Mother’s Day weekend for him.  That surprise. That note.  That red thread.  He knows nothing about those things.

He has no idea that one of our friends has offered to host either a 5K race or a summer concert as a gesture to welcome him home.

He has no idea that his mommy has been keeping a journal of her journey toward him.  The first entry was written over two years ago (which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was just two weeks before he was born.)

He has no idea that there was a sermon preached about him at our church this past winter.

He has no idea that he has been mentioned many times in his mother’s blog posts.

He has no idea that, with the help of Love Without Boundaries, mountains were moved in order to get him the formula his little body needs.

He has no idea how many times his parents have mentioned his name in conversation….giving updates, showing off his photos, and asking for prayers.

He has no idea that he was matched with his forever family on New Year’s Day.

He has no idea that his parents are already planning a homecoming party for him.

He has no idea that he has a house and a backyard to call his own.

He has no idea that he has his own room, and it is filled with toys and stuffed animals.

He has no idea that his family celebrated his 2nd birthday yesterday – wishing that he was there to celebrate with them.

He has no idea that he is being prayed for by countless people.

He has no idea that he is loved by soooo many.

He has no idea that – soon (very soon) – his life is about to change forever.

He has no idea what has happened…and what is happening.

But, praise be to God, he is about to find out ♥

 

 

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