Monday, June 7, 2010

A Sweet, Sweet Visit

I hope you all had a great weekend and that you all are having a fantastic start to your week. I find that I’m blogging less and less, sorry about that. No excuses really… Just trying to find myself and get myself ready for this new arrival that will be here a week from today! Can you believe it? We are so excited! There is so much for me to catch up on and hopefully I will make some time this week to do so, but for today I just wanted to update you all on little Dylan.

Many of you can remember my post almost a year ago about my amazing little sister who had a son and made the amazing choice to gift him for adoption. It was incredibly hard to see her do it and I could never stand here and say that I could be so STRONG to do something like that. But she made the best decision for her son and thankfully today she doesn’t regret it for one moment. She and her boyfriend, Henry picked such a great couple who was and has been the best match in every way.

Little Dylan went to a wonderful family who loves him so VERY much! This adopted family is so incredible and still to this day keeps in contact with our family. Open adoptions can be very scary at times, and some end up cutting of all communication with the birth parents and they will never get to see the child they brought into the world ever again. Thankfully, these people have hearts of gold and understand exactly what my sister and Henry needed to make this possible. They always keep them informed, photos; meet ups, just the right amount of contact and they really do care about my sister and Henry’s desire to be a part of Dylan’s life in some way. Who could ask for anything more!

This past Saturday my mom and I were honored to be invited to come along with Johnna and Henry to see him (in person) after 11 months! It was WONDERFUL! It was so great to see him in his environment and how much he was growing and becoming such a little man. We had seen tons of pictures through the years, but it was different to see him in person; play with him; and hold him. It was wonderful!

He is a huge bundle of joy and smiles all the time. He looks more and more like my sister. It’s amazing. He has her eyes! But I must say that he fits perfectly with his adoptive parents as well. I think he might even look a little like his adoptive mommy too. That must be the Italian in both of them. ;) All in all, the visit was a success and such a blessing!

Here are a few pictures from that visit…








15 comments:

Mary Michal said...

He is ADORABLE!! And your sister is so brave. I'm so glad for you all that the adoption is working out so wonderfully.

Jessica said...

That is awesome that she & the birth parents have such great communication! He is so cute! I think he even looks like Jayden a little. Especially in that 2nd picture.

Erin said...

What a cute little boy. I just went back and read the post about your sister and she is amazing and strong. I am glad the little man is in such a loving and open home!

Stephanie said...

How adorable is he!!!!!!!


I admire her so much for her strength!

now you get some rest bc I can't wait to see your little one :)

Leigh said...

Wow he looks like a little model baby! A lot like Jayden too I think.

I'm so happy that your sister and family were able to have this visit and that she's at peace with her decision! :)

Perfectly Pleasant said...

What a giving and loving choice your sister made! He is a very handsome little man!

jenn said...

what a precious time for all of you.
i have a friend who did the same thing...extremely hard for her...but, such a blessing for the other family.
truly a sacrifice on her part!
bless your sister for putting dylan first and choosing life =)

now you get some rest yourself!!!
praying for a smooth delivery!

Lauren said...

What a great experience for you & your sister! He is so precious!

Gina said...

What a beautiful story, and such a wonderful ending...that you all get to love that adorable little boy!!

Brittany Ann said...

What a sweet little boy! And good for your sister! And for his adoptive parents! What a true and honorable commitment they made to raise up this little boy!

Sarah said...

What a blessing to everyone involved!

Sare said...

I've missed you!! He is so beautiful!! What a special oportunity for you guys!! gosh...I'm so excited for your little one to be here so soon!!! I adore you Lyryn. And I'm so grateful for the wonderful example of strength you have been for me the last few months. Thanks. I love you!!

Cassie said...

Wow, that must have been so hard for your sister, but it seems to have turned out amazingly well! He's adorable :)

Becca said...

He is absolutely adorable and such a beautiful story! What precious pictures! AND YOU look so great too!

Just Me said...

Oh wow, this is amazing. What a great story and an adorable little boy. Such a blessing.