new pictures of Amos & Story

I must saw that one thing I am loving about our current adoption situation is the frequency that we receive pictures of our children.  With us knowing about them before our dossier was even down there that brings new emotions as we watch them literally get bigger before our eyes in pictures.  I would not have it any other way though, because I feel like I get to see them from afar and know that they are happy.

This week we received a lot of pictures and I want to share some with you.  This morning I received some from Lori.  She must have gotten these from a family that was recently down there visiting their twins that they are adopting.  Here are two of my favorites:

This is Story and Trey.  Trey is Licia’s youngest son and I can not tell you how much he reminds me of my Deacon.  He is the life of the party and always has something going on.  When he would get in trouble when I was there in Jan. it is like he is too cute to get mad at.  Is that Deacon or what???  He is a charmer and a lover.  I loved being around him because he reminded me of Deacon.  He loves Story too.  Look at him and her here together:


Okay anyone else know what I’m thinking here???  I have to get this girl some pink and purple to wear!!!  Ha Ha!  Am I excited to be a mom of a little girl or what??  Aaron is always quick to remind me that the last things these kids need from us is new clothes.  I know I know I know!!!!  Sometimes I just can’t help it!!

Here is a sweet picture of our boy Amos.


I can’t wait to get LOTS and LOTS of kisses from this guy.  He is going to rock Aaron’s world!!!  Love him!

If you know anything about Haiti you know that something is always going to come up so that no process runs smoothly!  Those of you in the adoption world probably consider this an understatement, but that’s my impression of things right now.  As I wrote about the other day these things are not making me mad right now, I’m just going with the flow and allowing God to guide my thoughts and attitude.  God is in control.  I must remind myself of that daily.

Anyhow a few days ago we found out that we needed stuff from Amos’ grandpa to verify the story of his abandonment.  I  had convinced myself this would take weeks.  I mean this is Haiti.  Well to my amazement he was in town on Tuesday working on his stuff.  He got it all done yesterday and the stuff is now in Barb’s hands.  WOW!  I owe a HUGE thanks to Lori for working on this.  Thanks so much!!!

I asked her when gramps was there with Amos if she would mind getting some pictures for me.  She got great ones and I’m so thankful to have these for Amos one day.

Let me remind you that Amos’ grandpa is the one that brought him to the RC when he was about 9 months old weighing in at about 14 pounds.  He was literally starving to death.  This grandpa had been caring for him and could not anymore.  From what I remember they are not blood related, but none the less you can see the love that gramps has for Amos.  It is evident in his smiles and touches in the pictures below.  Here is the first picture of Amos and gramps I have when he brought him to the RC almost two years ago.


He cared for Amos when no one else would and for that I’m eternally grateful to this man.  He literally saved his life by bringing him to the RC to get medicine, food, love and eventually a family to love him forever.

Look at Amos and gramps this week.  Also in the picture is an uncle that also came to town to verify the story of how Amos arrived at the RC.


This next one is my all time favorite of Amos and his grandpa.  Look at the way Gramps is holding on to Amos’ hand.  That is compassion and love right there.  I love it.  It speaks volumes of this relationship and of his heart.


For gramps to come to town and leave his gardening job costs him $2.05 per day in wages.  He had to pay someone to do his hard manual labor for him while he was gone.  He did this for Amos.  We are grateful.  We will bless this man when we come and visit with some new gardening tools and hopefully some shoes.

I love getting pictures of my kids.  I love watching them grow.  I love seeing them being taken care of.  It makes my heart rest when I worry about them.  I can’t wait to see them in May!  I will bring lots of love to them and even a few pink and purple outfits for my baby girl!


16 responses to “new pictures of Amos & Story

  1. what cute new pics. I am praying that things go faster than you think and you have those sweet babies in your arms soon.

  2. what wonderful history you are keeping for Amos and Story….i agree that girl needs some pink!!! i am enjoying watching your babes grow up…thanks for sharing…….


  3. Hi Jamie:)

    There really are no words for the last photo….I sit and cry while looking at your little man:) and the men who loved him from the beginning…..

    My heart aches for them as they know they must be separate from him on this earth….and….my heart aches because I want to see Amos and Story with your family so desperately.

    I sat here and thought how glorious to know that your family loves Jesus and that through this Grandpa’s immense love for his Grandson he must be seperate from him on this earth….but, happy day when you all stand together in Heaven!!!

    Will Amos be able to have any contact with his Grandpa one he is home?

    Oh Jamie, thank you for always sharing your heart,


  4. Hello,

    I am new to your blog.

    This one created tears in my eyes. It is so special that you have so much love in your heart for these kids. It is so amazing. That last picture is just so wonderful, and I, like the Diane, think it is heartbreaking that this grandpa is going to have to send him away, but on the other hand, it is so great that you are going to be giving him a wonderful new life here in america.

    Thanks for sharing, Maurine

  5. what a beautiful story of love! thank you so much for sharing it and the pictures. tears are flowing.

  6. That picture of Gramps and Amos is amazing! I love it!!!! And yes, PLEASE put Story in something pink and purple! 🙂 Tee hee!

  7. those pictures brought tears to my eyes… you are very blessed
    to have those pictures for Amos someday….

  8. Jamie, That last picture just brought tears to my eyes … what a gift you are giving to your children, knowing and recording their stories in this way and cherishing the people who are important in their young lives.

  9. oh my goodness…i just want to kiss their little cheeks & love on them! i can’t even imagine what you’re feeling as their mama! I am joining you in praying them home. this process surely isn’t easy, but every so often I’ll just be sitting here doing my thing & God brings Jane to my mind and I am just overwhelmed with this amazing love for a little girl who probably isn’t even born yet. even though it is SO hard, don’t you just feel so blessed by God to be on this adoption journey? He is so good to us! Love you & miss you lots!

  10. sweet sister, i feel as if all i do lately is cry for all the precious ones in Africa … I know that does them no good, but at this point that is all i have … i am finding it interesting that in different parts of Africa they have many kinds of affection … some places show no physical affection and some show much … it is so interesting … your pictures are priceless and i pray w/you daily and long for the day to show up at the airport as you arrive home w/your precious two children … i have to be honest i am finding more blogs where families find their children and then begin the paperwork (all the while visiting them) … i am anxious for a sit down w/you to discuss these emotions and heart stuff regarding this … i love ya bunches !!!!

  11. I love how Amos’ gramps loved on him! That is so great! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Your children are just beautiful. And what a treasure to have pictures of Amos with his grandpa. I truly hope that a miracle happens and you are able to bring them home by Christmas. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to wait so long… the six months before Henry came home was agonizing for us. May God continue to pour out the grace on you to wait with patience. I am so blessed by your patient heart. I could learn a thing or two from you!


  13. Thanks for your comment. I needed to delurk on your blog, because I’m a MAJOR stalker. Haiti has been back on our hearts recently (long story – isn’t it always). Anywho, we’re in the middle of, “Okey-dokey, God. What are we supposed to do????”

    I love, love, LOVE seeing the pics of your Haitian kids. Throw in Gramps and his sacrificial love … DANG! I wanna’ just hug my laptop.

    Maybe I will.


    Email me sometime. I have a story to tell you! christinemoers at hotmail dot com

  14. i can’t wait to meet these two.

  15. These photos are so precious. You can just see the love his grandpa has for him. What a beautiful and priceless picture of love that you will be able to share with him throughout his life. God has poured out his love on this little guy with so much family to love him.

  16. Amos’ grandpa is truly adorable

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