As I sat patiently waiting on the couch, it seemed like almost an hour, although I’m sure it was hardly 5 minutes…I heard a noise in the hall way and I stood up. There he was walking hand in hand with a caregiver from the orphanage. His head was down and his eyes were watching his feet. He glanced up and our eyes met. His step quickened and his smile that is burned into my memory emerged.
“Gabriel!” I yelled bursting into tears….he laughed and came forward hugging me.
God is good. He is faithful. He hears our cries. He feels our pain. Soon after I wrote the blog Where is Gabriel? I had an “appointment” at the IBESR…after an hour of confusion, fighting, yelling, tears…and just plain not giving up…I was finally given the name of where he was.
In a daze and a blitz we arrived at the orphanage where he was “placed”. They had no idea what Gabriel had been through, nor did they have any information or paperwork on him, he was literally just dropped off there. I couldn’t believe that after all this time, I was face to face with him. I couldn’t stop looking at him…as he played with my hair like usual and gave me kisses…I felt so complete with him in my arms.
I DO believe this is just the beginning, although he’s in a “better” place, (because it’s not the terrible scum orphanage) he’s still an orphanage…I will keep fighting. I WILL get him back.
With God, nothing is impossible.
He has NO paperwork, without paperwork, it is basically like he “doesn’t exist” in Haiti. To get official paperwork, I need to find his mother, I only know the city of where his mother supposedly lives. I don’t even know if Gabriel is his real name. Therefore, I am now on a quest to go look for a mother to a child who was dropped off at an orphanage. A task here in Haiti that is impractical. But my heart keeps bleeding this truth…
With God, nothing is impossible.
I know this will not happen overnight. But I will not give up.
Love is patient.
As I walked out of the orphanage and Gabriel trailed behind me trying to come…my heart exploded, again…I felt like for just a moment while he was in my arms that the pieces were put back together…but as I turned my back on his longing eyes and tears coming down his face…my vision blurred from me trying to hold back tears.
I left that orphanage knowing that this was just the beginning…even though he looked a little healthier, he had lost his smile, his happiness, his laughter. He seemed like he was close to getting back into his world where nothing on the outside bothered him, he was almost numb, again.
I will keep fighting for Gabriel until he is safe in my arms. No matter how long it takes. No matter what it takes.
That night when I got home, I read Luke 1:19 once again which had kept me going for so long…as I read past verse 19…I saw verse 20 and broke down…
“I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day that these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their time.” Luke 1: 19-20
Love is Patient.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
LOVE NEVER ENDS.
Gabriel, I am PRAISING Jesus that I know where you are now…and I am BEGGING Him, BEGGING Him to bring us back together. Please FEEL my prayers, let HIS angels surround you, every minute, every second. Gabriel, I pray you know that you are not abandoned, you are not forgotten, I am FIGHTING for you…
To anyone and everyone reading this, please help me fight and pray with me.
15 thoughts on “Love is Patient. Part 2”
megan…..praying for you and for gabriel to be with you again!
Thank you, thank you 🙂
Wow Megan I think that God heard your prayers and cry to see Gabriel again. This little guy is His and He is watching over Him. We don’t always understand why the world is so cruel but always remember BUT GOD….. be patient, He loves Gabriel more than anyone and we know that Gabriel feels your love to him as well. Thanks for sharing so that we know how to pray. John and Diane
I join you in this prayer to move God’s hand, Megan.
What a praise that you have found him! I will continue to pray for Gabriel, and for you as you fight for him.
We’re praying for Gabriel, you, and all your good works. Love you Meg
Britt and Joey
Love you M always will keep praying for you and Gabriel. Miss that sweet sweet smile.
What can I do to help?? Do you think any adoption agencies on this side could offer solutions? I don’t mind calling…or doing anything else for that matter. My heart is breaking for you and my prayers are for reunification with you and Gabriel.
Praise God!!!! I’ve been praying He would reconnect you two!!!! :’D
I’ll keep praying, as God continues to work!!!
Hi, I saw your blog on a post by Christina DiMari and I am so touched by it. I am actually heading to Haiti myself in a week and a half to work at Children of the Promise in Cap Haitien. don’t mind my wordpress site…i couldn’t figure it out and have switched to http://ifthislifeilose.moonfruit.com
Anyway, just wanted to let you know how inspiring it is to see God working in you and how encouraging it is to know I certainly don’t have to “bring” God to Haiti as He is clearly there. Looking forward to joining Him (and you) there 🙂
Sorry to hijack you blog comments Megan:
Nurse egal 513, when you get to children of the promise, there is a special little bot called Moses. He is very special to alot of us and I just ask that you hold him and pray over him for me. you can read more about him here.
Thanks in advance
Megan. Wow…what a heart you have for these kids and their heavenly Father. I’m a friend of Josh Anderson’s, currently living in Tibet and think of you guys over there in Haiti often. Lifting you up and asking the Creator for his favor to fall upon your fight for these children…
I just found your blog through my friend in Haiti (Brian Perry). I’ve been to Haiti 2 x in the last year (I’m a RN – I worked with Brian through Samaritan’s Purse). You are a precious servant of God and I am praying for you and this precious little boy. God bless you for your perseverance, love and devotion to him. May God help you in every way, in every detail. I’ll be following your blog from now on and praying for all of your work there. I love Haiti and the people.
God bless you!!!!!
Kelly in Michigan
I read your book and I am praying that God will answer your prayers and all of our prayers and give Gabriel to you.
We (book club) just finished reading your book, Miracle on Voodoo Mountain. We are all praying that Gabriel is with you now and that your prayers have been answered. We have been so moved by your life and marvel at the way our God has used you so perfectly. We will continue to pray for you and the children of Haiti.
In His Name,
Mary Alice Hartley