After 21 months of loving this boy, we’re so excited to formally introduce you to our SON, David Mateo Paine.
And sure, typing that phrase SON brings tears to my eyes. I can not imagine I get the present of loving this boy. He has really modified all of us so profoundly.
David, you’re so immensely liked. As we speak, we honor your courageous mama who loves you a lot and who selected your lovely title for you. It not solely suits completely for who you’re… it additionally suits our pre-determined boy title sample (two syllable, 5-letter Bible title first title , three-syllable Bible title center title — how wonderful is that??).
David means “beloved” and Mateo means “present of God”. And it couldn’t describe you extra precisely.
When the DCS caseworker dropped you off in the course of the evening 21 months in the past, we had no thought simply how beloved you’ll grow to be to all of us. I do not forget that first week — while you have been so sickly and malnourished — but you wrapped your little finger round mine, appeared into my eyes, and began speaking proper to me. And my coronary heart began falling deeply in love. I’ve watched your candy spirit and smile seize every of our hearts in such a deep approach.
Your life is a present. From being born at 27 weeks with Down syndrome and a extreme cleft lip/palate, God has had His hand of safety throughout you. And you’ve got taught us all to see God’s items and goodness in new methods.
We love you, valuable David, and we’re so grateful on your life! You’re a strolling miracle, you regularly defy the percentages, and we glance ahead with anticipation to what God has on your future.
David Mateo Paine… right here’s to ceaselessly. ❤️
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Jesse and I sat down every week earlier than the adoption and recapped 2022. We shared in regards to the adoption and a few ideas and emotions main as much as it, classes we discovered in 2022, and a few highlights from the yr (together with speaking about our oldest relationship for the primary time and what that’s been like for us as dad and mom).
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[00:33] – That is the final episode of 2022!
[01:41] – The title of my new e book.
[04:51] – Micah has been a blessing from 2022!
[07:06] – This yr has not been with out its challenges.
[09:29] – We even have our older ladies on the brink of go to varsity.
[12:18] – Jesse and I’ve discovered to let go this yr.
[13:10] – I replicate again on prioritizing group.
[16:37] – I contact upon how we started homeschooling once more this yr.
[18:27] – Our oldest is in a relationship relationship for the primary time this yr.
[21:20] – The adoption and our ideas main as much as it.
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