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!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

It's Been A Week Already!

This past week was a whirlwind. We got home last Thursday and our days have been full of family and visitors. I cannot even describe to you all how good it felt to be home with friends and family and to be sleeping in my own bed again. Quinton continues to change everyday. A little more of his personality shines through and he is really coming out of his shell. We are so in love with him. He will be sitting on my lap and then all of a sudden he will flash me a sweet smile that I swear is worth a million dollars and then thrust forward with his arms outstretched to hug me. It is absolutely priceless. As I am sitting here typing, Quinton has fallen asleep in his daddy's lap. He used to fall asleep alone. Never ever again will this little boy with a heart of gold be alone. Never. Ever. Again.

Here are some of our homecoming pictures. A huge thanks to my friend Alisa for taking them for us! There were so many-too many to choose from. You can check out my facebook profile if you want to see them all.

At then end of most of my posts from Ukraine there was a countdown to one thing or another, but there is nothing to countdown to anymore because God has answered our prayers and our little boy is Home. For. Good.


  1. You do not know how happy this post makes me! I still remember the day we were on the field trip and you told me you had found your baby and showed me Quinton's picture! That seems like forever ago! I am so happy for you and Brian and Quinton and cannot wait to meet that gorgeous baby boy of yours!

  2. Been wondering how your little family is doing...the pictures are happy for you!

    Elk Grove, CA

  3. oh i am so pleased to see these pictures and i love your words, they are just so full of a mothers love! that beautiful boy of yours is so lucky and i wish you all the love in the world together now! family of 3! xxxxxxxxx