Faith to Move a Mountain

In November of 2011, I started this blog as a sort of journal to chronicle the events of our son Quinton's adoption. Quinton is a little boy who was born with an extra special something. Quinton has down syndrome and was given up at birth by his parents because he has down syndrome. His birth parents must not have had any idea what a blessing he would be or I am sure they would not have given him up. Unfortunately in Eastern Europe (Quinton is from Ukraine) people with disabilities are not accepted in society and at the age of 4-6, they are sent to adult mental institutions where most of them die :( Although it breaks my heart that his parents have missed out on such a joyful little boy, God has used this unfortunate situation to bless us with a gift greater than I could have ever imagined: the gift of our first child. If you ever considered adoption-do it! Don't let money deter you. God provided over $20,000 for us to adopt Quinton. We were not fully funded until 50 minutes before we boarded our plane to Ukraine. If you have never considered adoption, go back to the beginning of this blog and read. You will see what a blessing adoption really is. Many people tell us that we are angels for rescuing Quinton, but the honest truth is this: Quinton has given me far more that I will ever be able to give him. He is my little miracle, my silly bug, my baby boy, my love. HE IS MY LIFE!

Friday, February 4, 2011

To My Son-On Your First Birthday

My sweet baby boy,

Oh, how I wish I could be with you today to tell you Happy Birthday-to hug you and kiss you and tell you “I love you”. I want so badly to be the first face you see when you wake up every morning the last face you see when you fall asleep at night. I want to wrap my arms around you and hold you tight. I long for you to be here with us, at home where you belong. As I sit here, I am crying tears of pain because today is your first birthday and I cannot be there with you. A mommy should never have to miss her baby’s first birthday. She should be there to buy presents and balloons and to make a cake that you can dig your hands and face into. No worries though little guy. When you come home, we will celebrate. We will celebrate and it will be a celebration like no other, because you will be home forever. You will be ours and we will be yours. I will love you like crazy. I will hug you everyday and tell you how much I love you. I will kiss your boo-boos and make them all better. Your daddy will give you piggyback rides and take you fishing and do all of those things that daddy’s do. From the day you get home my son, you will know that we are a family and you will know how much we love you and you will know that we are truly A Match Made In Heaven.

Loving you from across the world,
Your Mommy


  1. I cant even imagine how hard it would be to not be with him on his birthday, my little boy just turned one a few weeks ago, and all those emotions are still fresh! I know you will have such wonderful things to celebrate once Quinton is home with you!! And I pray that he will come home to you all soon!! I'm praying always for your family and this adoption!! Stay strong today and focus on the future!! Because of you he will have many more amazing birthdays with a loving family!!

  2. Carol, little Quinton will be home soon, and finally being with his wonderful mommy and daddy will be worth every second of his wait. <3


  3. Oh, Carol, that was beautiful......I can not wait for you to get him home where he belongs. I can already tell that you are going to be a great mommy for him :) Happy birthday, Quinton. We love you!

  4. aww, you both will be such great parents! Praying for you & the process to adopt him will go faster! Happy 1st Birthday, my prayer warrior & birthday buddy! mommy & daddy are coming for you! know that you are loved by many!

  5. love love love this! Tears streaming down my face! Happy Sweet Birthday Q, can't wait to see him come home to you in Concord! My husband and I just moved from Kannapolis two years ago...its a wonderful area! thank you for rescuing this child, what a blessing!

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  7. Carol,
    I cannot wait for you to have him home! Would love to meet him once he is... remember we live practically right around the corner!!
    Janice Rowe

  8. Hi, I just found your blog through a friend... we are also adopting from EE through RR... We have 3 kids at home right now, and we're working to bring our soon-to-be-son Kirk from EE. It looks like my (bio) son Carson was born the same day as your sweet Quinton (Feb 4th 2010). That will be a reminder for us to pray for you guys as you press on to bring Quinton home. Blessings!