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!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

This Time Last Year...

To my sweet baby Quinton,

This time last year, my little one, you were only a dream.

You were just a picture that I couldn't take my eyes off of.

Those big blue eyes captivated me and drew me in.

Once I saw your sweet face and those sad eyes just begging for a mommy, it was over. 

I knew you were meant to be mine.

I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would travel across the world for my first child, but you, my sweet boy, were worth it all.

Your smile takes my breath away.

Watching you sleep is precious beyond words.

You are so special to me.

I love you so much and thank God everyday for choosing your daddy and me to be your parents.

You are a bigger blessing that I could ever have dreamed of.

You have overcome obstacles that little boys your age should never have to endure,
but your will to survive was so strong and your life has been redeemed.

Quinton, your daddy and I love you so much.

And we will be forever grateful to God for His perfect match made in heaven.

Mommy and Daddy love you bunches little one!


  1. Love the pictures!! What a little blessing he is :)

  2. Oh I LOVED this post!! I kept saying, "AWWW! Look Sweetie!" & holding up my laptop so my husband could see the pictures. Quinton is sooo sweet and you wrote yet another post that brought tears to my eyes. I hope we will be able to bring a child home someday!

    Have a very blessed evening!

  3. This was so sweet, Carol. I'm so thankful we were all able to follow your journey through this blog <3


  4. aww, I still can't believe its been a year since I 1st signed up to be his christmas warrior then the day it started I will never forget the words my family found me & the precious email you sent to me that I will always remember.

  5. This is so beautiful and amazing!! I'm so glad God pointed me to read your blog as it was just what I needed to see at this precise moment.. Hope and how wonderful it is!