We got some great pictures today too, but we had to sneak them. If Quinton sees the camera, he just gets this curious look on his face and tries to grab it.
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!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Love Like Crazy
Today was lots more of the same for us. It was not the same for some of our friends though. We are thrilled that several of our Reece's Rainbow friends had court today and there are now 4 less orphans in the world! We are a little jealous, but thrilled for them beyond words. While we wait for our court date (less than a week away now!) we continue to bond with our little one. I tried on his "mommy's new man" onesie today and it fit perfectly! I don't want to bore anyone with details from the day since we kinda do the same thing every day so I'm going to jump straight to the good stuff. We figured out (ok, Brian figured out) that the reason we have had such a hard time uploading videos is because they were in HD, so we shot some today that are not in HD. So, as a special request from my MIL, here are some videos of her grandson :) Enjoy!