Monday, June 20, 2011

He Has A Name

And it is

Joshua John

We will call him JJ. 

Joshua means "God Rescues"

It's perfect. 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

Our sweet son will leave the walls of his orphanage that he has left only 1 TIME IN 7 YEARS because, according to the orphanage, his health is "too fragile".
He will meet a man he has never met yet who already loves him
fly across the world
and go directly from the airplane into the arms of a mother he has never known
and then directly into a hospital.
Where he will shortly thereafter endure a marathon open heart surgery.
The possiblilty of surgery being the best hope.....
our other option is that they will find that day that he is inoperable.

God will be with you wherever you go


Joshua John, you are loved and regardless of what your future holds you will have the love a family walking right alongside you.



  1. LOVE the name, love the verse... love you guys!

  2. And the seventh "J" gets two J's, his own and his daddy's! What could be better? 'Cause he's that special, oh yes he is.

    God Rescues. Yes, it's perfect.

    Lord, Thank you for being JJ's rescuer, please continue to keep your mighty hand upon Him--and recue him all the way HOME. Rescue his little heart Lord, and make it beat ever so strongly! In Jesus' name, Amen!

    Love you girl,


    Still giggling over the great first impression you made at McDill . . . Just say NO to trailers, that's my traveling motto.

  3. WOW! That's going to be a tough transition for all involved. I can't wait to follow your journey and I'll definately be praying the whole way through.

  4. Yes, Joshua is perfect! Wink wink. I love it and was hoping that you would agree that God is rescuing these boys in a big way.

  5. Perfect! Praying here! Love the name!

  6. PS. Are you planning on going directly to the hospital? Off the plane? Within days? Weeks?

  7. i'll take the credit:) joshua is my chosen name if we ever go back:)

  8. Glory to God, indeed!!!!!!! Can't wait till you get home, sweet Joshua!!!! :)

  9. Love the's also the name of our first born. :-)

    Praying for sweet Joshua as he awaits travel and for his upcoming surgery.

  10. Love it to pieces! Glory to God is right!!!! Praying for your sweet Joshua and his journey!!!

  11. I love it- it's perfect!! I have goosebumps from head to toe!

    Yay God!!

    He can do this and since HE can- you can too!!
    We will all pray with you through this journey that HE has orchestrated!!

  12. oh, i'm so excited for you ~ and for joshua john! i love love love your obedience!

  13. It is perfect and I will be praying for your precious Joshua John.
    P.S. - you do know that John means “God is Gracious” - don’t you?

  14. YES!!!!! My favorite--- Go Joshua!!!! One small problem though.... you know this means you can adopt one less little boy, cause you used two J's... oh, wait a minute.... there is always "Jude", isn't there?? :-) BTW.... do you believe in planned marriages? Hope so.... cause I've got a little Rachel set up to meet a little Joshua... What do you think???? hugs, Lori McCary

  15. Wow Perfect! Praying for Mr. JJ that he comes home fast! (:
    God Bless~

  16. Praying that all will go well with JJ's surgery! Love his name!

  17. He is too adorable. His name is perfect!

  18. ChristineciccottiJune 20, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    I think I know one guy who's deployed who would really like it - it's a great name. I hope your Joshua survives and thrives in the struggles ahead.

  19. Love the name and the meanings.

  20. Well ... I am a cryin fool.
    His. Name. Is. Perfect.
    Love, blessings, and prayers coming your way from Hong Kong,

  21. I dare anyone to read this without getting teary-eyed. My heart overflows with love for you and your family.

  22. I love it. I have followed your journey for quite some time and thoroughly enjoy your post. We'll keep you all in our prayers.