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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Friday, July 17, 2009
I got the greatest e-mail this morning! My friend Christine Reed from Reece's Rainbow (where we found Simon) is adopting their son right now. (We were hoping to travel together, but...) She got to meet Simon and sent a "report" on him and new pictures!! This totally makes my day!! I've been feeling somewhat low lately, getting tired of waiting for travel dates, my favorite great-aunt passed away a couple of days ago, continued issues with this-and-that, etc. and I really, really needed a pick-me-up! This did it. Here is what she wrote:

Hi Missy,
This morning I got to visit with Simon (Serosha) while he was outside. Honestly, my first impression is this little boy is so tiny and seems so sad--- but he very quickly warmed up to me--- and touched my heart. He is one precious boy, and he will quickly win your heart like he did mine-- if he hasn't already. He is very tiny-- much smaller than Dennis-- I would guess around 17 pounds. He has very fair skin with almost white eyelashes. He did have a runny nose, but the caretakers said he rarely gets sick. He let me pick him up, and kept mumbling something like "buh, buh, buh, buh," continually. When I tried to tickle his tummy to get him to smile he trembled slightly, like he was afraid. After I continually held him and rubbed his back and talked sweetly to him, he stopped the trembling when I went to tickle him again and he showed me the biggest smile! It is a gorgeous smile----- and soon after he was leaning his head against my head--- and before long I had that little turkey laughing! The caretakers showed me that he could walk holding just one of our hands--- it is just too cute. I took some pictures of him--- and even got a video (although I am not sure we can download it until we are back home.) He is one month shy of being five--- so hopefully you will be here to celebrate his birthday. I'll pray for that. Attached is a picture of him-- I will probably email you one more. He does have a skin tag by his right ear-- but I think it is cute. :)


Amy L said...

I'm so happy that you got an update on Simon! Bless his heart, he is a tiny little thing.....can't wait for him to be in your arms!
Amy....Thanks for sharing his picture, he's adorable!

Christy said...

Oh bless his heart! Can't wait until he makes it home and you can fatten him up some! Prayers you get to go quickly!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Oh, Missy- I'm praying with you!! Hope you can celebrate his birthday WITH him!!!!

Jenny said...


He has such big beautiful eyes!! He is so tiny. It sounds by what Christine said that he will attach very easily. We are praying for that date to come quickly.

soontobemomof9 said...

How wonderful that you got a first hand update and pics! He sure tears at your heart huh? I have no doubt a mamas love and good food will help him fill out! He is so precious and cute! I can't wait till it is your turn to go get him!

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