Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today I met beautiful

And oh my, how beautiful he is!  I’m already ready to come home and come back! (except that there’s SO much still to do here this trip!).

Our little Spidey (as Kristopher calls him, he’s sure we should name him Spider man) is NOT that ‘affected’ by the different labels attached to him as my fears said he may be.  He is small and thin but not like he ‘could’ be.  He smiles, loves on the caretaker, and the BEST thing is… he fussed.  I realize that sounds weird, but knowing what I do about attachment and such, I know that he doesn’t readily stay with strangers for a long period of time, which is beautiful to me!  He went back to the caretaker after several minutes with me (smiling and interacting before deciding he wanted ‘familiar’ while he listened to her talk next to us) and then when she took him back and cuddled him in to her, he went back to smiling and loving being in there.  She did say “he’s wanting to go lay down” and started to leave, but we gave them a few things and it was another 5 minutes or so before she left and he did ok!

As far as his medical stuff goes, he is not paralyzed, in my opinion!  He had some movements in his legs but I really don’t know how much.  He has some vision but definitely is very near sighted and has some strabismus.  The spinal stuff… no idea.  Since it was a Sunday the main doctor wasn’t there, so I just met one caretaker.  I am interested to be able to ask more questions and really see his legs and if there’s anything with his spine, etc. 

But I know what you really want is to see… pictures!

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57 comments:

  1. He's adorable! Another cute little blondie to round out your crew :)

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  2. Oh, and he is JUST THAT...beautiful!!!!

    Nancy in CT

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  3. OH my gosh! He is beautiful! We are praying for you both...Lots of love coming to you all...

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  4. Awwwwww!!! What a sweet little face!!!! I'm so happy you got to meet him Meredith!!

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  5. Awwww, he looks like such a sweetheart! Can't wait to see him home forever with all of you loving on him!

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  6. you guys look beautiful together i know in a few months hell make leaps and bounds now that he has a family..

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  7. He's adorable! I didn't know you would get to see him now, but I'm SO happy that you did! What a gift to be able to meet him already, knowing a little more about hime before your adoption journey. Congratulations!

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  8. hes even cuter than we thought! so glad he will have a mama all his own to take care of him!

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  9. Oh my!!!! I'm in love!!! Meredith, you are so lucky! This little boy is going to change the world...I know it!

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  10. He's just precious! His smile can light up a room!

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  11. ...and BEAUTIFUL he IS!!! I'd be happy to share about our experiences with spina bifida, scoliosis & tethered cords if you have questions. Not sure what his diagnosis is....haven't kept up very well lately.
    Truly a blessing to see you with him!! Post as you can.
    Blessings,
    Carla

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  12. What a sweetie! He looks just like you and the rest of your family! Praying you get to bring him home soon!

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  13. I love this so much Meredith! I am speechless... so wonderful to see him so happy with his mama. <3

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  14. Ohmigosh...he is PRECIOUS!!! He looks just like a Cornish, and already so happy!!! My heart is melting. Congrats to ALL of you!
    Lori
    Mom to 10 treasures

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  15. I told you his smile would melt your heart! SO happy you got to see him and HOLD him....how awesome!!! I can't wait until you get to go back so he can get to know you!

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  16. I am so excited that you got to love on your little man! He is so cute and I know that had to be comforting for you to see for yourself how he is doing! I am hoping the rest of the trip goes as well!!!

    Kayla

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  17. This made me cry with happiness! I have been following "M"'s story and was up nights when he didn't have a family. These pictures of you loving on this little guy just make my heart so glad.

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  18. How wonderful Meredith! SO glad you finally got to meet him!

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  19. Oh, how precious he is! It brings me great joy to see him in the arms of someone who LOVES him. Thank you for the pics and for sharing your tremendous journey! So happy!

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  20. He is gorgeous.. You look so great together.....

    Prayers & Good Wishes..
    Adrienne

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  21. He's gorgeous, what a smile, love to you all for the good that you do XXX

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  22. He really is beautiful, what a smile, love to you all for the great good that you do XXX

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  23. What a beautiful child and what beautiful pictures of the two of you. He has the most awesome smile!! God bless!!

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  24. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Love the smile on him.

    God Bless,
    Amy Land
    http://www.savingorphansforjesus2010.blogspot.com

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  25. Oh, he's precious--what a great smile!!

    How cold is it there? (I noticed you're both wearing your coats.)

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  26. and beautiful he is. Just look at that smile! So happy for you and yours!

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  27. He definitely looks like a Cornish to me!!!

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  28. Boy, he does favor your James. Cute boy! I'm thinkin' you ought to bring back another little girl, just to even up the numbers... ;-)

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  29. What a cutie! I wonder if he will see clearly with the right prescription. I am blind without my glasses- I have to feel for them if they fall on the floor! But with my glasses I have 20/20 vision.

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  30. oh he IS beautiful!! you are both so lucky to have each other!!

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  31. He looks great! And so happy! Blessings to you!

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  32. What a gorgeous smile he has! I'm so excited for you and your family. (One of my brothers wanted to name another brother Mighty Dinosaur, so really, Spider Man might not be so bad. ;)

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  33. Look at that smile! What a sweetheart!

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  34. Oh, Meridith he is beautiful!! That is amazing and such a blessing that you were able to meet him, and bring your dossier with you!! I can't wait for "spider man" to be home where he belongs :-)

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  35. Oh my goodness! What a sweet little boy you have :)

    How wonderful that you got to hold him and visit with him!!

    Now you really know what you're working towards and it must feel great to know you are coming back for him soon.

    Awesome.

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  36. It was so good to meet you guys. Sorry we got back too late for lunch. Maybe we will will catch you next time?

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  37. Meredith,
    He is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    His smile is amazing!!
    how lucky you all are!!!!
    congrats!

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  38. Meredith, he is just wonderful. What a blessing!

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  39. Oh just beautiful! How wonderful for you to go see and hold him! God had your family planned all along! Just neat to see him smile!

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  40. What an incredible gift this caregiver has given Monroe and your family -- the gift of love, security, and attachment. The most important gifts any child can receive! What a love he is :)

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  41. oh man, these pictures made me cry happy tears for him, he is too sweet for words! what a feeling you must have.

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  42. Oh, SOOOOO beautiful!!! What a wonderful moment that must have been for both of you.

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  43. Congratulations - he is so cute!

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  44. Look at his gorgeous smile!!! Great eye contact, too. He has the same color hair as you :)

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  45. I met Monroe's story several months ago. And posted him on my blog for a friend. At that time he was still looking for his forever family. I am so glad he found you and you him. And I am so happy to have found your website tonight while searching through blogs! Good Luck and know you have added one more stalker to your blog list
    Ann

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  46. This is my first time posting but I am in tears, he is BEAUTIFUL! And that smile! I have also been following Monroe since before he had a family and am so so so excited to be following your journey to bring him home!

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  47. He is just beautiful. I'm so glad you got to hold your little guy.

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  48. Fantastic blog entries, Meredith. Sorry I read the last one first. Wow, how wonderful that you got to take the pictures to the staff at Emma's and Micah's orphanage and to know how much the workers truly cared. And Monroe--what a cutie.
    Joy

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  49. tears here... so precious. he looks so much like you!! hair color exactly the same! congratulations...cant wait to see him home!

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  50. I agree with everyone! He is gorgeous! Awwwwww what a sweetie pie!

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  51. He's your son, look he looks just like you. God knew. I have prayed for him and blogged about him to plead with people to adopt him. I found a family and they were going to start the process when their 11 yrs olds cancer came back. I was heartbroken on more than one level. I am so glad we serve an amazing God. Your son is beautiful and I am so happy to see him with his mama.

    Be blessed

    Ashlee

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  52. I am beyond excited for you :) We are gonna have to meet someday and get our 2 little cp angels together for a playdate :)

    Hugs and prayers,
    Tami
    www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

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