Sunday, August 26, 2012

Andrew and the Babies

I've had several people ask how Andrew does with the babies. Well, at first he ignored them. I thought maybe it was because they have Down syndrome and that is not accepted in his country. But lately he has been paying more attention to Mackenzie. He will go over to her highchair and smile at her.  She looks at him with her big brown eyes with a little uncertanity. I think he likes her!  I think she's not too sure about him!

We were getting ready to leave the other day and I asked Andrew to hold John-David. I went to hand JD to him and Andrew didn't know what to do. I showed him how to place his hands and arms around JD. As soon as he did John-David wrapped his arms around Andrew and laid his head on his shoulder. It was so precious! I went to grab my camera when Madison came around the corner and saw the two of them. The first thing Andrew told her was, "I the big brother!" I think his smile says it all!


Maybe he just didn't know what to do with the babies. He's never been around little ones before.  He's never been in a family before.  This is all new to him and he's learning how to be a son and a big brother!

27 comments:

  1. Heaven forgive me, I never thought about the whole "I don't know anything about babies" possibility. Shame on me and sorry to Andrew. He certainly looks comfortable in the picture and so does JD. That makes me happy for both of them.

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    1. I know! I thought he didn't like them because of the Down syndrome. I'm glad that's not the case! I love this picture of the two of them!

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    2. The things we learn! Your way with Andrew is God-given! YOU are a mother I admire! Thank you for being such an inspiration :)
      Katrina

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  2. Every single time I read an Andrew update I tear up! God is so good and I just love the look on this young man's face as he realizes the JOY of being the BIG BROTHER! Lord keep softening his heart and opening his eyes to wonders around him!

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  3. i love it...... your open your hearts, and home to him and made him your son..... in return he's loving all of you back with daily blessings of love......... priceless

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  4. This one makes me miss you all so much more! I'm not sure I will ever leave your house once I make it back there...

    {{Hugs}} to your sweet babies & to you my dear friend!!

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  5. Precious! He's got it now. Babies are addicting. Now that he's got some confidence he'll be holding them more and more. Sweet guy. It sure feels good to be loved on by a little one. Both those boys are absolutely precious!

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  6. That's the sweetest picture that will be so cherished in later years when Andrew and all of you look back on these days. I know I speak for everyone when I say my heart is so warmed and blessed at each stage of growth that Andrew makes. It's like watching a child sit up, then crawl, then walk, each one more exciting than the last. Rejoicing with you! God is so good!

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  7. Oh man! I needed this today. Your family. . .AMAZING! That picture just truly shows the power of love and family! GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY!

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  8. So GREAT! This is the neatest adoption story. I love him and you all! Thanks for letting us share this journey.

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  9. I am just crying happy tears as I sit over here in Ukraine waiting for my DAP appt!! Love!!

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  10. I would love to chat with you about adoption! I see so many gorgeous little ones and it makes me so sad to know they are not wanted based off something they can't control! I have a 2 year old special needs kiddo so I may just be biased ;)

    If you have a few minutes can you e-mail me at myGoodnessMama@gmail.com

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  11. This makes me cry!!! What a precious expression!!

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  12. What a beautiful picture! God creates the most precious bonds in families, doesn't He?

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  13. Awww, that is totally precious! He is an awesome big brother!

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  14. what a picture! That smile says it all :)

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  15. This will probably sound so offensive..but I don't intend to do any harm.
    So i read my way through your blog last night and I'm actually still wondering what you would do if Andrew falls in love with one of the girls and vice versa.
    (This is now the bit where you shouldnt get me wrong) It's all nice and good to say: 'Oh God intended him to be their brother' etc.. but what if?
    I mean do you still wonder sometimes?
    No doubt he comes across as a brother without any intentions and I love love love your blog.
    But yeah I was just wonderin.

    P.S I as well think he looks like your husband :)

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    1. It's interesting that you ask. I should write a post about it. You would think having a teenage boy with two teenage girls....like you said, what if? I should give my story sometime. When I was a teenager, my parents became foster parents to my boyfriend. Dating each other was one thing, living together was completely different!! I see a post coming soon!

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  16. How great is that? I love it!

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  17. crystal has left a new comment on your post "Andrew and the Babies":

    Love it!!! I pray that God continues to bless your family :)

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  18. Precious! I love reading your updates. Makes my heart smile... Btw, Andrew reminds me so much of my Alex. They have the same shaped face and smile:)
    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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  19. This is SO amazing! It brought tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Love!!! Many of your posts just bring me that lump in my throat and joy in my heart! Thanks for continuing to share with us. :)

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  21. Hi beautiful family! Just wanted to let you know I think you are all amazing! Your sweet babies are too cute for words in the msot recent photos. And Andrew! Just, wow. Be blessed!
    Katrina

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