Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Surgery for Joseph

“Love is unselfishly choosing for another’s highest good.”
– C. S. Lewis

I know it isn't Friday, so the quote is a little premature. I found it tonight as I was waiting for dh to finish a phone call. The quote is from the end of a letter from the couple who runs the foster home/orphanage where Joseph is currently living. It was an update about the comings and goings of the home during the month of September.

I was more than a little surprised to hear that our little Joseph had his cleft lip repaired this week. We knew there was a possibility of this occurring, but since we had not heard anything from our agency or his foster home, we assumed that he would have to wait until after his adoption. The foster home is aware we are paperchasing to bring him home.

I was also amazed to read that someone donated the funds to pay for his surgery. Truly choosing "another's good." I don't know that we will ever be able to thank this donor. Certainly there is little we could do to show our gratitude even if we knew who she was.

Today I am praying for little Joseph's recovery. I am imploring the saints (particularly St. Therese), the Blessed Mother, and his siblings in heaven, to watch over him-- especially until he has a family to care for him. If only this could come more quickly. I am also praying for his anonymous benefactor.


Kim H. said...

How wonderful! We'll be praying too for his speedy recovery and his quick homecoming.


Herd Momma said...

How wonderful! Praying he is recovering well. Blessings to his special angel donor.