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!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Short and Sweet

Today was a good day for Quinton. He is feeling so much better and seems to be back to his normal happy self. I also think he is really starting to get this mom and dad thing. I feel like he is starting to understand that we are always going to be here for him and that we love him so much. He is such a good kid. He is even patient with me when it takes me 3 tries to make him something for dinner that he will actually eat. I know-some people probably think it is ridiculous to make that many meals, but we are still figuring him out and we can't have him hungry or dehydrated, so we are just feeling our way through everything. There are not many pictures today because I have been sick with a stomach bug for a few days. I think I am finally on the mends though :) We are less than a week away from home!

Sorry if you're tired of seeing the same things over and over again. We are tired of playing the same games over and over again too LOL.


  1. He is darling, Carol! So glad y'all are almost home!! :)

  2. He is so beautiful! I still can't believe he is finally yours! Can't wait to meet him!

  3. SOoooooooooooooo very excited that I can see you all next week!

  4. I never get tired of seeing him flourish!! Stomach bug still? Hmmmm? :D Take care!

  5. That is the cutest little guy.... love the video showing that great crawl (he looks like he's doing a break dance routine). I'll bet he's going to be running around pretty soon. Sorry to hear you picked up a bug (my daughter and her husband did too when they were in Russia). And I hope your neck is O.K. (gee, you and I have the same luck with "rides"). I'll be praying that you three have a good trip back. Just wish Traci was headed back too... wow, she's really had a rough time of it and I'm glad your trip went a bit faster than hers.