Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Chunk-Of-Love


This little boy has my heart like no other 2 year old! He is the sweetest thing ever. Just yesterday John was laying on the couch and Dennis went and pulled out a blanket and covered up his Daddy. It just about melted both our hearts.

Tonight I gave him (and Alex) a haircut. He is looking like such a big boy these days-- I can hardly stand the thought of him growing up. Last month marked one year that Dennis has been home---- his transformation has been unbelievable.

He has come a long, long way in that year's time--- just take a look at him this time last year.

His personality has finally bloomed too-- one that will make you smile.

Thank you God for allowing us to be Dennis' parents.

32 comments:

  1. My gosh, he looks so grown up compared to a year ago! He looks so much healthier too! His skin, hair and how he has filled out! His whole face lights up when he smiles, you can just see the love pouring out of him, now that he knows what love is! You are blessed parents, not only with him, but with all of your wonderful children.

    How cute he covered up his Daddy...awwww.

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  2. That "before" picture almost made me cry and I'm not the emotional sort...that skinny little chest has definitely filled out...just precious

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  3. Dennis is a very lucky boy to have found you and you are a very lucky family to have found Dennis.
    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Wow! I hadn't yet found your blog a year ago, so I had no idea of all that Dennis has gone through this year. Amazing what good medical care can do!

    Blessings,

    mama of 13

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  5. Every photo you post of Dennis just oozes personality! I can imagine that he is quite a character!

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  6. My heart has just melted! Well done on a wonderful year's care to produce this happy healthy child. You are all blessed.

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  7. What a lovely handsome young man he is!

    Cxx

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  8. Wow! He looks so much healthier and truly deep-down happy now!
    Thank you Christine, for allowing us to follow along during this fantastic transformation!

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  9. I can't help but smile at 1) how cute Dennis is; 2) how much he looks like a Reed. :-)

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  10. Wow, what a transformation!...and what a sweet boy. :)

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  11. Wow! Has it been a year already since Dennis came home??!! He's a beautiful example of what love can do within a family. He is just blossoming into a handsome little man!!

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  12. He has grown a lot.... it is amazing what good food and A LOT of LOVE can do to a child !!! Just think ...if you didn't answer the Lord's "call" to adopt your family and Dennis would have missed out on SO much!! I am glad you all stayed the course and didn't let what others said slow you down and change your mind!

    God is good!!

    p.s We are doing good and yes Jessica and I are great friends and talk all the time and see each other when we can :)

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  13. AWWWW, my absolute favorite...before and after lots of love pictures (well, and alot of good food!) His little face just shines! LOVE IT!

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  14. He is so darn cute! How could he not just melt your heart. He is a very blessed little boy.

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  15. he's truly just beaming and I love it... who can blame you for gushing??? gush, Mama!! :) :)

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  16. Wow! He has changed so much. I am sure he is a delight, he seems that way from the pictures, videos, and descriptions! Yes, you are blessed to have him!

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  17. oh my word...look at that little cutie!!!!!!! he does look very big with his hair cut. :)

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  18. Wow!
    I forgot how skinny he was when he first came home.
    He has just flourished in your home.
    I agree with the others, he makes me smile. He always looks so happy go lucky.
    Amy

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  19. What an amazing transformation in only a year.

    Makes me look forward to seeing the 'one year later' photo you're going to be posting in August 2010.

    What a precious little boy.

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  20. He sure is one sweet boy! He was a skinny little thing back then wasn't he?! He looks so good and so happy now.:) Yes, you have been Blessed!
    Amy

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  21. The transformation is unbelievable! Praise God.

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  22. He looks like such a big boy compared! He IS a big boy :)

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  23. Dennis has always held such a special place in my heart. What a joy he must be, and what a joy it must be to be his parents!

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  24. Pretty extraordinary. I love those before and after photos.

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  25. Aww what a sweet sweet boy! Look what a year of love, security and happiness can do!

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  26. He's looking like such a big boy! What a precious smile Dennis has. Heart melting, it is. You are blessed.

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  27. What a great picture! You can tell how happy he is, which is a testament to the wonderful work you have done as his parents!

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  28. A little love goes a long way!!

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  29. Oh, Christine! I am completely SHOCKED by his transformation. I am completely blown away. People told me they could see a change in my 2 year old who was with me (as my son in foster care) for 7 months. They said they could see trust and happiness in his eyes. I had forgotten until I looked at pictures, the terror in his eyes. How skinny he was. Even his posture screamed apprehension. So I am weeping tears of joy over Dennis. I see it. I see what Love has done, in him and in all of you. Joy, joy, joy!

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  30. Wow! The difference is ASTONISHING!! The first thing I noticed was how bright his smile was, how shiny his hair is, and how round that little tummy is! AMAZING!!!
    dawn

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  31. I have no idea how I found your blog earlier tonight---I have spent hours reading and reading about your BEAUTIFUL family.

    I just think your little Dennis is the most precious thing I have ever seen!! I want to steal him and snuggle him!!

    Really, you are inspiring, and your family is so lucky to have you as their mother. You go girl. You go!!

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