When we went to take him back after our morning visit, I was surprised when someone greeted me in english. She invited us in. Usually when we come to pick him up or drop him off, we have to wait outside of the door, but today there were missionaries there who were able to translate for us. They told us that the nannies are so grateful that we are taking Quinton home to the United States where he can have a good life. The nanny who brought Quinton in for us to see for the first time said that she could tell by the look on my face and the tears in my eyes that he was meant to be ours.
The nannies invited us in and the missionaries asked if we could take pictures and interact with some of the other kids.I got to hold Leeza and Trenton who have a mama of their own working hard to come get them! It was so sweet. Leeza is considered a "laying down" baby and spends most of her time in a crib on her back. I was so excited to be able to cuddle on her and whisper in her sweet ear that her mama is on the way. We made some great contacts with one of the missionaries who lives locally and it is my hope that we will be able to work something out through her so that we can continue to provide for the kids that we have to leave behind :( She has been coming here since 1997 and has good contacts with the orphanage director. They offered to come pick us up one night after our afternoon visit with Quinton and show us around the city and take us out to eat. It was such a blessing to meet them and I can't wait to see them again.
This afternoon we went to the market and bought a blanket to lay down on the ground so that Quinton could have some tummy time. He loved it. As much as he likes being held and cuddled, I think it was getting hard for him to stay still for 4 hours a day. He is such an angel and absolutely beautiful. He is going to be a perfect fit for our family. We love him so much already and we would go to the moon and back for him. I think we are going to have to turn our office into a spare bedroom for my dad. He is never going to want to leave once he gets his hands on Quinton.
Keep praying for our judge and court date. We should hear something tomorrow (hopefully). Also, we got word today that the SDA is not handing out appointments any more. They are shutting down on July 11th and any families who have not gotten appointments yet will have to wait until the new adoption ministry is built. This breaks my heart. This could have easily been us. We faced shut down several times and by the grace of God, we made it. Other families will have to wait which is hard enough for them, but think about the kids-some with significant health issues. They will have to sit and wait another 3 months for someone to come rescue them. Please pray that God will sustain their little bodies as they wait and for patience and peace for their families during the rebuilding process.
Enough about me. I know this is what you are really looking for:
He wasn't too sure about this move LOL
Funny Face :)
I don't think I will ever get enough of that smile.
Whatever you do, don't tell the nannies we let him sleep. He's been really congested and rhaspy and I just couldn't resist letting him fall asleep in my arms for the first time.
Holding his Daddy's hand
Too stinkin cute!