Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Still Grieving

At our house for the last 4 weeks we have had a very sad little girl,she is missing her matant and her Mama Darlene and her little Sister Jessica. we have had long days where she is very Sad and just can not understand why we can not just go see them. we have had long talks and just sitting down with her and cuddling and holding her. She just breaks my heart. There are some day's when you hear stories that these little sweet kids have seen and gone through that just Breaks your heart how can such sweet little kids have to go through so much and know more about life then we ever will. But on the other hand when they are smiling and just loving life it makes you smile to know they can now be kids!!
Hang in there Sweet Nerlange We love you.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The First of Many Christmas

 We have had a very Enjoyable Christmas,Fabrice had so many Questions of How Santa would get in our house and Would he be able to see him. He had written a letter to Santa about the 3 things he wanted which was some candy,a bike and a surprise toy. He loved his Remote control car but he was not a big fan of the books Santa left him. He just had a big smile all day long and said Santa is one nice guy.  Yonelson was just the best he truly appreciates every present he received from Santa even the Books. He just loves Life and all he gets from it! Nerlange was such a sweet little girl she loved all the toys and dress's and her Baby doll's
She said to me after we where done unwrapping toys and cleaning up,"That Santa is a nice man I love him". I am so glad you love Santa and I am so glad you where able to be Home to love the Christmas spirit.  After we unwrapped the presents we went over to Dave's sister to have a brunch and while we where driving through are Neighborhood he asked if everyone had received gift's I love that he is still concerned about other people.  I hope everyone has had a nice Christmas and i love that this will be the First of Many Christmas  for the younger kids!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

I think he can do Anything!!

Fabrice in Haiti in October 2009
We first met and had fabrice in our family when we traveled to Haiti in October 2009, we all ways had a conecction to him that me and dave could not eplain we just thought he was such an amazing young man that you could tell there was something special about him. In August we recieved a email from our adoption cordinator saying that the family that was adopting fabrice would no longer be adopting him, we had become a very close knit parent group that traveled toogether to Haiti to vist our kids so our adoption agengy was letting us know so when we traveled and did not see Fabrice we would know why. When we read this it just broke our heart because here this young man who probably dreamed about what his life was going to be like now again did not have a family. we thought of who could adopt him but then it came to both of us "HEY HE IS MEANT TO COME HOME TO US!" that is why we had such a connection with him. so we started the process. Fabrice is such a great young man he is all ways looking out for Dave parents it is the sweetest thing. He is so Happy that he has such a big family and extended family he can do I believe any kind of sport that he wants to. He is not afraid to try anything he has such great confidence in Himself. He is one sweet and very spiritual young man he all ways reminds people to go to church! Wow we just love him and we are so glad that we where able to add him to our family. we love you Fabrice you make us so proud!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Not even the same

Yonslon now!! December 2010

Yonelson Before (ocotber 09 trip)
I remember being so Worried About Yonelson and when he did make it home  How where we going to bring out the smiles in him. Every visit to Haiti Little Yonelson never smiled, I believe he had lost his mom and he just felt like he had nothing. Out of the three kids he would be the most upset when we had to give him to the Aunties or whoever would show up in the van to take them back to the orphanages. But now we do not need to worry he is not even the same kid he is so full of life and he is our little comedian. He is also the kid that is not afraid to try any new foods  he is also the one that is still amazed at all the new things in life. He just make your heart feel so good about everything!! We love you so much Yonelson and we could not imagine life with out you.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

We have recieved the best gift already

On December 11 we received the best gift we became sealed to our three younger kids at the Salt lake temple,so we are now a family Forever,WOW.
It was such a beautiful day and we where blessed to have great friends and family there. I can not believe it was this soon I really believed that fabrice would be 12 before  he came Home to be sealed to us,and I remember thinking last year that maybe by this next summer that Yonelson and Nerlange would be home. So seeing them on Saturday was such a blessing and sometimes so unreal,Wow. Blessings sometimes come out of such Horrible things.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Its been a busy month already

So i have not  been keeping up lately it is a busy month and we are barely into it. we started out setting up the Christmas tree which the kids just loved but i think they didi not understand it all the way they kept asking if the next day santa was coming, I told them no we had lots of weeks until then.
We also had our ward Christmas party which the kids where part of they asked fabrice to be one of the wise-man and nerlange was a angel and yonelson one of the shepherds. Fabrice just loved the party at the end of the night he asked if we could do it again since it was so much fun!
we also have had fun decorating gingerbread man and christmas cookies. it is just so fun teaching them all about the fun Holiday stuff!! But we also have had one little Nerlange missing her Mom and asking if she could go tell her all about the fun stuff but she also just wants to come back right after. so I am sure it is when you are doing something fun and you just wish everyone could experience it also. I just have to reassure her that her Mom loved her so much and that is why she is here with us. Well 12 more days until that jolly old man comes to give these three sweet kids there first christmas WOW !