Our oldest boy (in Haiti) Lovence is walking!
Just four months ago, he couldn’t stand. His little body was giving out. But then he was found, rescued and he has slowly found life again. When we went to visit him, he could barely stand on his own and he had yet to take his first steps.
We received this video yesterday. We were actually at a Scottish festival in Estes Park. Bag pipes were playing, people were smiling and laughing.
I was a mess.
I opened the e-mail, grabbed Brian’s arm and right there in the middle of “Oh Danny Boy” we watched Lovence walk for the first time. We felt the most incredible swell of parental emotion. “He’s so determined,” Brian said with papa pride. And my mama heart was about to burst. Tears flowed and love overwhelmed me.
Check it out: http://youtu.be/kSeDAgAsWYM
And as you think of it, please pray for them both. Things in Haiti are changing rapidly and we just don’t know what’s around the corner. Please pray that God will pave the way, as only He can, for us to bring our boys home.
(Oh, and by the way – we changed our minds and decided to keep their original names in honor of their heritage and their birthfamilies. We’ll pray about what their middle names will be, but their first names are Lovence and Laurentz.)
How we love them already!