Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My mom said I need to put a better picture of Joseph on here. Said there was too much shadow on his face on the last photo to show how cute he really is.

So here you go, Mom:
The little boy in the back is Charlie, he also has Down Syndrome like Joseph, and he recently had a family commit to him as well. Wouldn't it be nice if we traveled together and got to hang out with another 'crazy' family for a couple of weeks?

I had a dream about him the other night, and it was so real, so vivid. I absolutely cannot wait to be his mommy! And yes the kids are absolutely thrilled about the idea of having Joseph as a little brother. Hope is just 10 days older than him, and she is already planning her next birthday party to include him. :)

Jude is really excited about sharing a room with him, so I have been hunting around for bunk beds. (Can I just say how disappointed I am that we do not have an IKEA around here.)

We are having to re-do much of the paperwork, and today I am trying to get a big chunk out of the way. Excuse me while I scream.

AAAHHHHHH!!!!!

22 comments:

Larsen Family said...

He is precious!!!

thedickinsonfamily said...

These are exciting times. Remember to enjoy the journey. It will be over before you know it, the paperwork that is. The journey really begins when you meet him and bring him home to his Forever Family. I can hardly wait!

JennyH said...

Awe. I love them both and glad both boys have 2 wonderful families coming for them.

Michelle said...

Charissa - He is so adorable! He reminds me of Shelley's little guy...I can't remember his name, but they could be twin brothers! So happy for you :o)

Hugs
Michelle

soontobemomof9 said...

I am thrilled for Joseph and your family! Praying for all the best. I have been praying over a verse for a couple of weeks.

Psalms 25:4 Show me your paths and teach me to follow.

Christine said...

He is adorable! But I have to ask just for fun--- only one child? :)

The Spicer Family said...

There's an IKEA in North Dallas. Hint Hint Hint.

He does remind me of Shelley's little Grifyn, too. They are both so completely beautiful. That Charlie is a heartbreaker, too. I also hope you get to meet his parents. What a neat bond that would be, both for the parents and also for the boys.

Tell Hope I think she's a doll, already sharing her birthday with her new brother. Such sweet children you have, Charissa!

Jill

Adeye said...

Oh my goodness, I am soooooo excited for you family He is absolutely adorable!!!!!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness...now that I look at the picture again, Joseph's friend looks like Shelly's OTHER little son too - WOW! Oh my gosh, that is too neat! Does anybody else see it too?

Maria and Family said...

I am just so thrilled for you guys. Joseph is just beautiful and I know his smile is going to add to the shine of your beautiful family :)

Justine said...

Could he be any cuter? What a blessing!

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Qadoshyah said...

He is such an adorable little guy! I've seen his pictures for awhile and he has always caught my eye. So excited for you guys!

June Berger said...

Oh my gosh, he is so absolutely breath taking! He really does remind me of Grifyn! He has a drop dead smile, he's going to have all the little girls swooning, just as I'm sure Ava has all the little boys tripping over themselves ;o)

I may be partial (I don't think so though :oP ), but I think kids with DS are EXTRA, EXTRA cute.

Tim Rovenstine said...

I'll point your mother to this post as soon as she has a cup of coffee. Why don't you go today and get this little fellow, maybe we could talk a Marelle Nagle into making a trip out to meet the kid.

Wendy said...

I'm SO excited for your family and for Joseph to be joining it!! I can't wait to follow along....congratulations!!!!

Shelly said...

What a beautiful boy! Congradulations Charissa! I am sure your children are so excited, keep us posted for when he comes home :) god bless you!

kirsten said...

Congrats Charissa!!!!! I agree; God loves your big heart and big dreams. You and John are AMAZING.
Miss you, and am honored to be your friend.

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Betsy said...

Ohhh Charissa, he is beautiful, just an exceptional smile and you can see the joy in his little face, he loves life....

you are a special family who is blessed beyond measure with your many 'little treasures'.

How wonderful that he will heal you, and you will heal him...just as God planned....

I am moved by his picture....his smile will not leave me now.

big hugs to you,
Betsy

Dalene said...

He's another cutie-patootie.

Congrats.