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’t consider I get the reward of loving this boy. He has really modified all of us so profoundly.
David, you might be so immensely beloved. Right now, we honor your courageous mama who loves you a lot and who selected your lovely title for you. It not solely matches completely for who you might be… it additionally matches our pre-determined boy title sample (two syllable, 5-letter Bible title first title , three-syllable Bible title center title — how superb is that??).
David means “beloved” and Mateo means “reward 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’d develop into to all of us. I do not forget that first week — whenever 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 means.
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 chances, and we glance ahead with anticipation to what God has on your future.
David Mateo Paine… right here’s to without end. ❤️
If you wish to see extra footage and read more about the adoption, head over here and here.
Jesse and I sat down per 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 realized in 2022, and a few highlights from the 12 months (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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In This Episode
[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 12 months has not been with out its challenges.
[09:29] – We even have our older ladies on the point of go to varsity.
[12:18] – Jesse and I’ve realized to let go this 12 months.
[13:10] – I replicate again on prioritizing group.
[16:37] – I contact upon how we started homeschooling once more this 12 months.
[18:27] – Our oldest is in a relationship relationship for the primary time this 12 months.
[21:20] – The adoption and our ideas main as much as it.
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