Pauly has Autism. A common thing that happens to children with Down Syndrome who suffer trauma. Pauly had heart surgery as a baby. He was in an orphanage. The orphanage was very poor. There was no momma or pappa to love and hold him through it. He recovered physically but not mentally.
We adore him. He hates to have his picture taken. Kind of a silly thing because he LOVES attention. Pauly will find humor in his mind no matter what we are doing! It will send him into fits of giggles! We can't help but laugh with him! Unless it is bed time and he keeps his brothers up!
He works so hard to understand and do what we ask. But every once in a while he decides for himself what he should be doing! Those times he will either go upstairs all on his own to....? Or he will scoot down stairs to find me!
We may never know what he is thinking. But he is the sweetest, gentlest boy. He doesn't argue. He always shares. He lets the nurse take his blood with minimal "squeeks" in protest.
So those are the FIVE reasons I LOVE Bulgaria! Noah, Moses, Jacob, Julius & Pauly! Thank You Bulgaria! Thank You!
Thank You God for Blessing the union of 5 precious Bulgarian boys and our family! We Praise You!! We sing Your Praises with our boys!