1 Year ago TODAY…

Another “One Year Ago” — A year ago today, we met our son, Micah (then Misha). HERE’S THE POST FROM THE DAY WE MET HIM. It was such a difficult day. I still remember that when Micah finally left the room after our FOUR-HOUR visit, we just looked at each other in disbelief. It wasn’t long until we were crying the “ugly cry” because we just couldn’t imagine how this very wounded child could ever fit into our lives and our hearts. We couldn’t imagine doing “this” to our other kids. We pleaded with the Lord for His grace and His comfort. Becuase as hard as that day was and as scared as we were, we knew one thing for sure. We could NOT leave him in this insane asylum. We knew as hard as it was going to be to take him home, we had no choice really. The only choice was to leave him in Romaniv and let him die. After a good nights sleep and making a “plan” for our next visit, God began to open our hearts to him so we could not only tolerate him, but love him and desire him. We’re thankful to God for that!
Our first meeting. He wasn’t thrilled with the idea of us touching him that first day (and lots of days after).
He loved looking at the pictures of his family.
From the very beginning…he loved his Hannah! Even when she was just a picture.
Here’s the slideshow I made after our meeting…

This is my favorite picture of George (our facilitator).

He loved watching Miss Patty Cake on my computer. He still does!

His first night of freedom. In his new pj’s. Getting ready for bed.
That was a tough night!!!

On the way home. Our first leg of the journey back to America.

The weekend after we got home, we had our Down Syndrome Associate Easter Party.

February 18, 2010

Yes, he has a new shirt that says “A Timeout is in my future.” 🙂 February 17, 2010
We never could have imagine that first day how much we would love this little man. He can be a handful, but he is a delight to our lives. He keeps us guessing, he keeps us laughing and he keeps us praying!
We are thankful to God for this guy and we are so happy he is a Malone!
Blessed be the Name of the Lord!