If you've been following our blog for a while, or if you know us in real life, you know that we've been hesitant to share too much about H. Part of it is out of necessity - he is not yet ours. Part of it is also by choice - people can be cruel and I'm just not sure how to handle that.
...yes, I need to figure out how to deal with this as - like it or not - I'm going to have to face the music soon....
So far, we've only shared specifics about his "needs" with a handful of people outside of our families. Other than family, only a few friends have seen his photo. However, even with just showing his photo and talking about him to a small group of people, I've still experienced a bit of hurt. Reactions that were not what I wanted them to be.
Someone referred to H as something less than "normal." Ugh. I have something to say about that, but I'll keep that to myself. For now. Others talk about the fact that his "needs" can be "fixed", and that irritates me as well.
Needless to say, those things have made me even more cautious. Hesitant to let anyone else see our precious boy. Hesitant to allow my fierce protectiveness for a child I've yet to meet rear its ugly head.
But, like I said, I'm going to have to face the music soon, and I plan to try to blog while we're in C*, so I need to start working toward introducing our little man to y'all.
H is about 17 months old. He has sparkly eyes, chubby cheeks, and a beautiful smile. He also has a cleft lip and palate and one of his ears is very tiny.
He was masterfully formed by the hand of a loving
God who does not make mistakes.
And he is BEAUTIFUL!
And we are totally, completely in LOVE with him :)