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!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Time...Look At Me Now!

On June 21st 2011, I laid my eyes on this little angel.
I don't think I have ever seen anything more beautiful in my life. In his country, society would deem him as worthless-not worthy of a mommy and a daddy or a lifetime of love. Little did they know what they would be missing out on when we swept him away. 

This is how we found our son-
Laying in a hardwood playpen for hours a day. He was only taken out when they fed him or to change his diaper a couple times a day if he was lucky.

He had no trunk control and could barely hold up his head up for more than a minute. 

Going to Ukraine was one of the most difficult things I have ever done. I saw sights I never care to see again in my life, but it was oh so worth it because one year later, look at Quinton now!

 If you make goofy faces while I'm trying to take a nice picture, your goofy face just might end up on my blog LOL.