Job

SONY DSCMay 31st 2012 – 8 yr old, Nathanael Job, who prefers to be referred to by his last name Job, came to us at a rail thin 26.5 lbs/39 inches tall. He was the most underweight of all the kids that came that day. Lacking strength he sluggishly allowed us to help bath and dress him that first night before being tucked into bed. Oddly brave, he made quick observations about the people and events taking place to and around him, not intimidated but rather taking initiative he helped us learn everyone’s names, told us who belonged with who, who was sick, what he knew of his peers around him. He led the others quietly telling them how to behave, when to speak, where to sit, etc. It was evident that this Nathanael & Richardson 14 Nov 2012 (12)02little boy had been looked to as an example for some time, and the responsibility that came with that had taken its toll. Wearily he scanned the yard keeping track of the others as they mixed in with the other children already here. He looked at us with skepticism, expecting anger and aggression from us towards him and his peers.

 

Nathanael 21 May 2013 (10)1 yr later – Job is no longer the leader. He’s drifted back into group, just being one of the kids. The weight he carried in concern for his peers wellbeing is still there, but not nearly as heavy or burdensome since he has come to the realization that we also carry that burden with him and he doesn’t need to view us as the enemy but on the battle front along side of them. Nathanael and Joracin 17 May 2013Today we celebrate with a thankful heart how far this young man has come, boyish in his love for anything that has wheels, his tender heart, open mind, always helpful hands, and never ending patient compassion for every living creature. Job’s put on 10.5 lbs and grown a Nathanael 21 May 2013 (4)full 5 inches over the last 12 months. He is full of energy and strength. He is most often found zipping through the yard on the scooter, weaving in and out among the kids, chairs, and other various environmental obstacles.

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Job 9:10 (NIV)

 

To be continued…

4 comments (Add your own)

1. Summer wrote:
That's really awesome! I super glad that he is doing well and has ajusted. :)

Thu, May 23, 2013 @ 7:43 PM

2. Mary Caruana wrote:
His story brings tears of JOY, of how God transforming power is real!!

Fri, May 31, 2013 @ 3:47 PM

3. anne souville wrote:
hello molly i hope you can tell Job that over the big atlantique océan, nearby Mediterranean sea, some people are seing his pictures, reading his story and wanting to tell him our full admiration, of course i admire also the job (!) you're doing with all the kids, but everytime i'm thinking of the kids, i'm lookink my strong and pretty girl now aged 5 and 1/2 i full of proudness thinking the road they are making i hope "tout le bonheur du monde" for Job, i hope he'll soon could go back to his native family or find a foreever family, to go on his childhood playing and smiling, sharing the tenderness he is able to give and receive thank you for sharing his story with us Anne and Manuella

Sat, June 1, 2013 @ 2:21 AM

4. THERESE wrote:
HELLO MOLLY A WONDERFULL STORY REALISED BY GOD THROUGH YOUR HANDS

Sun, June 2, 2013 @ 6:06 PM

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