"Oh please!" All I could do is sit there and pray that Chris saw what I saw.......our son. At the end of the program she brought Rene back up front. Chelsea and I both had our heads bowed holding back our looks and our words, all the while praying that Chris would see what we saw.......a member of our family! Sister Joan proceeded to ask, "Is there anyone who feels led to sponsor this precious child?" What happened next will fill my soul and my mind for the rest of my life! No sooner did the words come out of Sister Joans mouth when Chris jumped up (literally) our of his seat and proclaimed, "We'll take him!" What????? Chelsea and I both looked up at him and all he could say with a big smirky smile on his face was, "I don't want to hear it!" Later that day Rene was able to come to the mission for us to talk to him and play with him. As we were talking with the interpreter, Chris asked Rene what he wanted to be when he grew up. We were not prepared for the answer he gave.......he did not know us........he did not know what Chris did for a living........but God has this incredible sense of humor as Rene answered, "I want to work on power poles!" What????!!!!! You see, Chris works for Walton EMC......our local power company! From that day on, Rene was our son! Rene was not a sponsored child......he was our son that we happened to sponsor! Every visit placed him deeper in our hearts! From the time he was little we told him that if he graduated from School, we would come to his graduation. The week of November 22-29 he will be graduating.......and we will be there! Today, we found out that we will be able to bring him home to his Heart Family for his graduation present! This has been a project in process for almost a year and a half........and today, God made it happen! I could go on forever with story after story, but just know for now..........Rene IS our SON.......ALWAYS AND FOREVER! God blessed our lives with three incredible children by birth.........and one incredible child of the heart! If anyone ever asks........we have four children, period, the end! We are truly beyond blessed! I can't wait to see how God is going to use each and everyone of our four children and their families! May God bless you all! Today I praise God for His perfect plan and for my four precious children, their spouses and our grandchildren!!!!!!