Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Introducing Dennis

Dennis is already in my heart. John's too. God can work amazingly fast like that. I can't explain how.... I can only share how I feel.

Let me tell you a bit about him. Dennis is an incredible little boy. He is about this tall, with light blue eyes and sandy brown hair. He has amazing strength and a desire to live the life that God gave him to the fullest. I'm sure he has a tender heart, and I'm pretty sure that his smile lights up a room. He is learning to walk and probably talk, and despite the scarring that he has, he is one beautiful little boy.

He shares the same birthday as our daughter Anna. That means two birthday cakes, one vanilla and one chocolate, unless he prefers a banana cake. Because Dennis is so young, we will be able to say that we celebrated all but one birthday with him. That in itself, is so exciting to me.

Dennis most likely has sweet smelling breath, just like any baby and will probably love taking baths with his brother Jonny. Once home, Dennis will have to get used to being cuddled, and rocked, and held, and kissed. I hope he can't wait!

He will have a tough time deciding whether he is an Elmo or Wiggles fan, whether he prefers to climb the stairs or slide down, and whether he prefers raspberry kisses on his tummy or nibbles on his ear.

This little boy that will soon be joining our family is a perfectly healthy baby that is perfect in God's eyes.

If you would like to donate towards his adoption please email me privately for the link. Beyond money, please keep us in your prayers, specifically that we get a travel date to go and bring him home!

39 comments:

Debbie said...

I am eager for you to hold Dennis as your own son. He is a precious little one!

Pam said...

Congrats! My heart goes out to all those precious children that I saw on that page...I pray they all find loving families like you to adopt them!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

I am so excited you have found your son~~

He is certainly going to be loved in your house. He is precious!

Kathy said...

It sounds like he has a lot of potential. He'll do great when he gets home. Hey, and when you're there, grab Mikey for us!! He was born Aug 14, 03. Aug 14 is Jessica's bd and that little one would fit in our family.

multipleblessings said...

I am so happy for you!... It was hard to see that page though. I pray that ALL those boys find a home, and soon!

Julie

The Queen said...

Amazing. Beautiful. I'm so happy for ALL of you! Congratulations.

Lea said...

Christine,
He is precious! I know that he is truly blessed that you and John found him and I am sure that he will bless your family as well.
I will be praying that he comes home soon!!

Nataliya said...

What a precious little boy! I'm so happy for you!!! You are so blessed! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Christine! I hope that he can come home fast!

Mary & Michael said...

Congrats! I am just catching up on your wonderful news. Christine, I am so happy for you and your family. I hope you get to travel soon and bring your little boy home.

Chelley said...

I am so happy for you all and Dennis is so cute!! And I pray that you will be able to travel soon so he can feel the warmth of his mothers arms

Charissa said...

What a different response I had seeing him for the second time. The first time I cried tears of sadness for him, the second time I saw him I cried tears of joy!!! What an amazing impact this little boy will have on those around him. Just think how loved he is already. Pretty soon he will know it for himself!

Stefanie said...

So excited for this little Angel and your family! Can't wait to see his story unfold!
Stefanie

crispy said...

Christine, I am so happy for you. How wonderful that God has placed him in your heart. I know that he is getting one GREAT mommy.

Praying that the details go smoothly and quickly.

-Cris

Mike & Tara said...

We are so happy for you and your family!! What a wonderful little boy.

KimAbraham said...

What a blessing! I hope goes all smoothly -- well as smoothly as possible for IA ;0) -- and you get to bring him home quickly. <><

Becky and Keith said...

I am so happy for you!! He looks like he is going to be quite the charmer - a mama's boy! :-) Thanks for sharing that page - I didn't even know it existed! Best wishes through the next steps and prayers that everything goes smoothly!

Troy and Rachel said...

What amazing people you are and what an amazing little guy - so glad you have found each other! I would say having to choose between flavor of cakes and raspberries on the tummy or nibbles on the ear will be quite the life for this little guy!!!

Dave said...

Dennis is soooo precious. What an honor to be able to raise him. I'll pray for your journey and for any healing (physical, emotional, etc.) that Dennis needs. I hope you can get him soon and that the experience is smooth.
Congratulations!
Gina

MyGirlElena said...

You are truly blessed to have found your little boy. He is precious. I know he will thrive with your love and good care. God bless you and him.
P.S. Thank you for sharing that page. I'm going to forward it to someone I know who is considering special needs adoption.

Joy said...

I am happy for you that you found the little man that will complete your family. I pray that you will be able to live soon to go scoop him up into your loving arms.
Joy

MoscowMom said...

How exciting!!!! You certainly *have* been busy! Keeping you all in my prayers. I wish he could be with you already!!!

DoveFamily said...

How exciting, and how precious he is! Prayers for your continued journey.

Christina said...

Congratulations on finding the litle boy that the Lord was leading you to! I cannot wait to see Denis bloom when he becomes part of your wonderful family!

Christina
RR Group

Michelle said...

I have followed your blog for some time...and sort of watched this story unfold. Your hearts are truly huge. What a lucky boy..and lucky parents too.

MamaPoRuski said...

So glad you have found another child to fit in your family! He will have more than enough love and laughter! We will be praying that God prepares him to come home and makes your journey a quick and smooth one!
God Bless!

Connie said...

We are very very happy that you have found the boy you have been looking for for so long!! So, the big question is, when do you get him IN YOUR ARMS???!!!! :-D (And when you do, make sure you take an extra hug from us along with you in your luggage.)

adoptedthree said...

He will be a joy for you and your family! Hurry to him as fast as you can! He needs lots of mommy & daddy love to heal him!

Sig said...

How lucky for ALL of you! What a blessed litle boy (and so cute too!)

Kathy & Matt said...

I'm so happy for your family and your new son-to-be!

I'm in awe of you already, since you're parenting 10 children (I feel like we're barely getting by with 2!). And now to bring an 11th child home shows the enormous capactiy to love that God has given you both.

I'm so excited to follow the rest of your journey!

Congrats on finding your son.

Life in Fitzville said...

Congratulations!!!I couldn't see a picture, but I am sure he is beautiful. How exciting!

Joy Rae said...

This is so exciting!! Congratulations to your family!!

Kathy said...

I'm so excited for you! I keep checking back for more news.

Martha said...

He is beautiful! What an honor to "given" this precious gift.

I cried after reading those stories. What precious little lives.

Laurel said...

With all these people praying for you, things are bound to go well and you will have Dennis home soon. I can't wait to meet him. He is precious and will be a true joy! :-)
Laurel

MMrussianadoption said...

There is no better home for Denis than yours. Congrats.

Rachel said...

Congratulations on your new son! I can't wait until he's home with you all! I'm look forward to hearing about his life with your family.

WheresMyAngels said...

How exciting for you! I just saw Meridith post on her blog about you and your new son to be! I can't wait til you get him home! Prayers for it to be soon!

Starfish said...

Congratulations. It's amazing how their picture "talks" to you and you just know that he was what you've been waiting for forever. It only gets better from here!