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Monday, July 13, 2009

One Year Ago

A year ago we lost our first referral. It was a time of confusion and sadness. As I look back on the situation I still do not know why God allowed it to happen. Sometimes I speculate on why but I never dwell on it. I look at Henry every day and thank God he is our child. He is such a delightful gift to us. Henry is teaching Igor to love in a way I never thought possible.
Henry loves to give hugs and kisses constantly. He would sleep with Igor (in Igor's bed) if Igor would let him. Henry loves and adores those who are close to him. Igor has seen this and questioned why does Henry kiss you all the time. Why does Henry like to give hugs?
Last week I was doing something in the kitchen when Igor ran up to me and gave me three kisses then went back to playing. It was the sweetest thing but so out of character for Igor. Perhaps more of the Orphanage Dust is being swept away.
Thank you God for giving us Henry.


Karen said...

Thanks for sharing, Candy! with love, Karen Wistrom

tisha said...

I know losing your first referral must have been so hard....

Henry sounds like the perfect little addition to your family. It's so neat that God is already using him to minister to Igor. Your boys both sound like they are just so sweet. :)

Melodie Monberg said...

Wow, a year ago...seems like yesterday. I love your thoughts about Henry.