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Monday, June 23, 2014

For the love of Noah

In our living room there is a chair, for S.P.
It is her chair. 
But Noah seems to think there must be something very special about that chair.
So he does not want to sit on the love seats. 
He wants to sit in S.P.'s chair.
Here he has S.P.'s "soft collar" (neck brace) carefully tucked under his arm! 
So sweet!

You can tell he got up on this chair very carefully.
He did not knock S.P.'s things off of the chair as he got up.
In fact he has claimed the soft collar under his arm!!
The red chair pad, and lavender mittens, sit with the soft collar on the chair, when S.P. is not sitting there.
Noah does not have great vision or coordination, those things would be easy for him to knock off of the chair.
But he doesn't!
He even likes her things!!

He likes to sit here every day, any time of day that S.P. is not sitting in it!!
If she sits in the chair he does not go near her.
If she's not in the chair- he is in it!!
This time he knocked a mitten off!

When Noah "relaxes" he stretches out stiffly and tries to lay on his back.
After many years of lying down, this is natural to him.
He is unable to "sit up" and relax.
Often we still find him in this laying position.
We either sit him or stand him to encourage him not to lay.
When S.P. sees Noah in her chair she laughs and says "Where am I going to sit?" :o)

Pictures just don't do him justice. He is such a funny, love. 
And sometimes he makes the same silly faces S.P. does! 
But they have completely different personalities.
S.P. is feisty, Noah is easy going!

 If ever anyone is going to lick the dog, or lick anything or anyone for that matter! It's Julius.

 If Sassy is going to lick anyone- it's Noah!

 My precious little man telling me what he thinks! He has the sweetest soft voice. 
And he's so incredibly quiet.
Although every once in a while at bed time he wants to talk..........and talk...........and talk! 
So we tell him "shh".
He's one of the three that has a hard time sleeping. 
He's up at 6 a.m. and he's just not tired at 7 p.m.
Some nights you can hear him "talking" at 3 or 4 a.m.
We tell him "sh" because he wakes up his brothers. 
When they hear him they think it's time to get up!

Noah has filled out a lot. And he's very heavy.
Julius is 7 and he's about the same height.
Julius is built thinner.
They both wear 5T.

Every chance I get I hold that face and kiss it!
And he reacts as if he's been kissed and adore his entire life.

You can see him here-

He's the last boy on the right "Sonny". That was how he "was" in 2012.
It breaks my heart. He was grabbing and clinging to anyone and everything for love.

Now, he IS loved completely. Now he can either accept love or reject love. Because it will never again be taken away!

Thank You God for the JOY you put in this precious boy!


  1. We were just there for our first trip and brought pictures of all the pleven kids and the teacher on the left in the video, she was so so excited to see pictures of Sonny!

    1. Surely would be nice to know who you are. Your profile is private. If you're sharing pictures of my Noah without my knowing, it would be polite to tell us.

    2. Elizabeth, it's Colleen Novit, who's adopting "Gage" from Pleven and "Millie" from a different orphanage. She's 100% for the kids in Pleven, 100% a friend. Here's her blog: http://iwillcometoyou-john14-18.blogspot.com/

  2. Precious, precious gift from God!

  3. He's such a sweetie! Thanks for posting that video, too. I recognized "Stanislav" (Judah), Tony, and, of course, "Sonny"! I'm happy that so many of them are either home or almost home.

  4. I can't get over how your Noah has changed since being home with you! Hope you are having a great summer.

  5. Thanks everybody! He gives so much JOY! We know God gave him to us as a gift. We are so blessed!

  6. Thanks for the pics Eliz ;) They all are so adorable.
    It really brings a smile on my face every time i see those pictures!
    Keep doing the good work!
    Greetings from Belgium

    1. (((HUGS))) Thank You for the kind words! :o) God Bless!


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