Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Little About YOU

Dear Kole,
Your two month-home mark will be November 28th. Man, have these past two months been amazing!

Since you've been home, we've discovered a lot about you....

You looove to cook! The kitchen is probably your favorite place in the whole house (even though it's off limits for you and Levi).
You are the sweetest little cuddle bug! You love to be close and around people. You're a huger, and a kisser ;)
You are shy/timid for a while. You get nervous and cling to me, mom or dad, when a new person walks in. But it doesn't take too long for you to warm up to them.
You are mr. stubborn! You have that stubborn, bossy, trait that many kids with DS seem to have:) You must have been the boss in the orphanage, because you like to be in control and have your own way.
You like to test out EVERY toy in the house. You have to dump out all the buckets in the house. But in the end, it's not that bad because you do a good job cleaning up ;)
Your favorite game is 'chase'. You love to be chased by people, and laugh the loudest while running away.
You have the most contagious giggle!! Whenever I'm feeling down, I can't help but smile at you and your silly little act.
You love clothes. You love dressing yourself, and some times if there's an extra shirt lying around in the car, we'll find you in it.
You love food. But, who doesn't? ;)

I love all the little things that make you, you. 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Day We've All Been Waiting For......

Dear Kole,
Today you were reunited with mom and dad. One year later, same place, same people, different purpose. This time around, they aren't just there for another little one....they are there for YOU. You may not completely understand or realize it, but today was the first day with your new mommy and daddy! Even though you only had a few minutes with each other, they could tell that you are such a smart and bright little boy! You can feed yourself, (which will make things a lot easier for us;) and you stick to your potty training schedule quite well. But bottom line is, everyone (and I do mean everyone!) is SO excitedly and anxiously awaiting your arrival. It is going to be absolutely amazing!!! I will be able to finally wrap my arms around you, after over a year of waiting to do so. I am so beyond thankful to God for allowing US to be your family. You are going to be one big blessing! I promise, mom and dad ARE coming back tomorrow, and will continue to. I pinky promise, you will never be abandoned or forgotten again. NEVER. From now on, only loved=)

Love you sunshine,

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We Are COMING!!!

Dear Kole,
Mom and dad just received what is called a travel date. People in your country send it out to adopting families once all the paperwork and everything has been translated and read over. It basically is a very excitedly awaited email saying "you can come get your baby now". And since YOU are our baby...............
It was a big surprise that they only gave us nine days to prepare before we leave. Usually it's 2-3 weeks out. But we are astatic right now! In just 9 days mom and dad will be on an airplane. You are coming HOME, sunshine! Home!!

See you soon,
Love Sissy

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Oh How I Miss Thee

Dear Kole,
I miss you terribly. I am sure I don't let you forget that. But lately, I have been thinking of you a lot. Thinking of how big you are now, what you look like, if you can talk, if you even remember us, and SO much more. Another thing that is on my mind, is the institution. Our facilitator thinks you may have been transferred there :( We are trusting God 100% no matter what, therefore, we are not worried. Of course, we are praying and hoping that you aren't there, or won't be anytime soon, but no matter what happens we will still be your family. We are convienced that this is part of God's plan, for us to bring you home. But even if the worst happens, and you don't legally become part of our family, you still will in our hearts. But there's no need to think about that right now. You are my little brother. Those 5 little words right there, make me light up like the sun. I become astatic every time I hear or see those words. No matter how many times they've been used. No matter how many brothers I have in the end, I will still be beyond grateful and excited that you are my brother.
I'm also beyond excited to do photoshoots with you, talk with you, play with you, hold you, and the list goes on. I've already told you that I can't, unfortunately, go to EE to get you this time. So I have already prepped mom and dad to make sure they send pictures and videos of you as soon as they meet you. I will be at 3am if I have to, to make sure I see your precious face :) 

Hang in there buddy,
Love Sissy<3

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Already Spoiled

Dear Kole,
Let me just say, you are going to be one spoiled boy! Almost every time we go to SOME store that contains clothing, mom or I always look for stuff for you. We just naturally start shopping for you ;) And if it's like this already, can you imagine what it will be like when you are actually HERE?! And now that our paperwork was delayed, mom and dad probably won't be traveling to get you till September :( But at least it will be cooler out! So now we have to pack you warm clothes and footies! I can only imagine how adorable you will look in footie pajamas! So far, I think you have 3 sets of PJ's and like 5 outfits. Including a pair of skinny jeans! You're already one stylish little man<3

Love you pal!

Monday, June 25, 2012

While I'm Waiting.......

Dear Kole,
First off, I'm sorry. I am so sorry. We are trying our VERY best to get you home as soon as possible, it's just not going as smoothly as it should be. I miss you sooooooo much, buddy! We really thought we'd be on an airplane by now.

This is one of those times where I have to remind myself, it's all in God's timing. I know He must have a bigger and better plan then we do, and He WILL provide and go before us. I know something good will come out of this, we just have to wait and see.....wait. I despise that word. I don't like waiting in line for anything (I don't think anyone does), I don't like sitting and waiting, waiting on someone, etc. I am a very impatient person but I have God to wait with me. That's another thing- we're not in this alone. As you go through a typical orphanage day, Kole, God is with you. As we work to get all these funds and paperwork together, God's with us. He says He will never leave or abandon us. NEVER. 

So, while I'm waiting, I will continue to count on the Lord and trust in Him and His timing. You probably don't know anything about Jesus, and are too young to understand it, so I pray for you day and night. And I won't stop until you get HOME.

I love you to the moon and back!
your inpatient sister 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Dear Mr. Good Looking,

One of the Ukrainian sites you're listed on, has this majorly adorable picture of you on it. You look younger in it, but still, super cute!! Have I ever told you how cute you were when you were younger? And you still are, way too cute!

Love you bubby,