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Monday, September 20, 2010

Our Little Guy

Our Little Guy

His Name

We haven't given him an American name yet so for now I will call him "our little guy".  It's not going well, I mean the naming thing.......I think Todd and the kids have already decided on a name and my ideas are totally getting trounced.  Todd and I get along so well.  We truly enjoy each other's company and are best of friends.  We agree on so many things.  But if there is one thing in our marriage that we disagree on it's baby names.  Todd is very 'rule' oriented, for example a name should be easily spelled or it needs to be traditional.  I love a little bit of originality.  With our 5 biological kids, I have won some and lost some name battles.  After supper the other night, I shared my favorite name with the kids and everyone ended up cracking up like I was joking!  So it is not looking good.  I will keep you updated.

Some Facts

So here are some facts about our little guy:  He has lived in the same baby orphanage since birth.  He has a congential heart defect and needs glasses.  We found out recently that he is supposed to have heart surgery soon....over there in Eastern Europe.  My mother's heart is sad that he has to have surgery over there and will not have a mother or father to stay at his side and love on him.  I am praying for him that the nurses and doctors can be gentle and loving.  He is 4 1/2 and at 5 yrs is supposed to be transferred to older child orphanage or institution.  They are holding him at the baby orphanage for us.  We are really trying to work as fast as we can because we know they cannot hold him forever.  I think what I would want you to know is that these older child facilities are pretty horrible places.  I will have to post on them sometime.

So how did we find out about 'our little guy'?

We found our little guy through Reece's Rainbow:  It is an International Down Syndrome Orphan Ministry.  You can find us under family sponsorships.  Hopefully, our little 'write up' will be posted there soon.  By the way they call our little guy 'Allen' but that isn't his real name.  Here's the link:

Here is Reece's Rainbows New Ministry Video


  1. I was thinking the other day about your 'name challenges' and wondering if you'd given an (American) name to your little guy. Now I know to pray for you all :)

  2. So beautiful. I'm a mess...thanks for sharing that video. So happy for your whole family and praying your paperwork flies through with no glitches! Love you-erin

  3. Wow - awesome video. Praying for you as you take this step of faith :).