9th Gotcha Day

Monday, November 1, 2021

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

—2 Corinthians 12:9-10

Nine years…. Wow. Happy Gotcha Day, RJ 💛

The first photo is the one the adoption agency used for his profile so it was the first time we ever saw his face. They called him “Randy” instead of Ranjit. The second photo was this morning. Pancakes of course.

The kid’s taste buds have always been American. Chicken nuggets, pizza, pancakes… although on this special day he usually asks me to cook Indian food. Maybe comfort food, maybe just routine. But today we will try to tackle making gulab jamun together. That was his favorite Indian dessert.

Friends, this road has been hard. It continues to be difficult in waves and probably will be for all of our days. But on these special days, when I stroll down memory lane and see how far he has come, I’m amazed. He has life, both here and eternal. He loves Jesus and sings praise music all day long in his room.

He opens up to us on and off about his fears and struggles and we need to be ready and willing in those times that he lets us in. Jack and I had some great counseling while home this summer. God continues to provide wisdom in His timing. Although, we pray for more every. single. day.

We have the privilege of celebrating our Ranjit Judah today as we remember the first day we ever saw each other in person. The “gotcha” day. We also have the privilege of struggle. For in our struggles, we get the insight to lean into Christ and watch His power transform us, and others.

This blog has helped me go back and remember.  Remember all the ways God has worked and led us.  He is good.