Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Little Wes Update...

Well...most of you have figured out that I just am not keeping up this lovely blog anymore...It was so much fun back in the day when I had time to keep it up daily..I truly enjoyed every second of that chapter in my life...but chapters end..and new ones begin!!  Bringing Wes home was the start of a new chapter in our lives.  He required around the clock care after his surgery...he no longer could sleep and was a constant danger to himself being a running/active toddler that didn't understand that every climb and fall meant ANOTHER ER visit and CT scan to see that he had not hurt anything in that precious FRAGILE head of his!!  To say that it was an exhausting time to keep him SAFE and keep 5 other young kids happy and alive is just an understatement!!  At the same time...we truly lost our minds and bought an 1850's fixer upper house and moved with all 6 kids in tow!! :) Yes, we are insane sometimes..or really LOVE an adventure!! ha  BUT, I can say now that things are finally SLIGHTLY calming down..we are settled in our new place (with decades of work ahead of us to fix up this old place..but love it :), Wes has had MORE CT scans and procedures than I can count and I THINK we are finally in the clear for the next 6 months with out any more IF he doesn't have any more major changes in that noggin of his, AND Wes has caught up physically and verbally with his peers WHICH IS A MIRACLE after all he's been through.  We got the news yesterday that he didn't even qualify for Early Intervention BECAUSE HE WAS TOO NORMAL!!! Wow...just can't believe it!!  Wes hit 30 lbs. last month too (which is a far cry from the 7 lb malnourished one year old I found sitting in an orphanage that day)!!  He's just doing GREAT...and to GOD WE GIVE ALL GLORY!! best pal sent me this photo collage the other day to remind me of HOW FAR Wes had come in the past year...and I could hardly believe my eyes with the comparison:

I thought I should sit it on my quiet little blog for a while to be a testimony of God's LOVE and the miracles HE still performs each and every day!!  The fact that my son survived to be adopted was a miracle in itself...but the fact that he's caught up with his peers and his brain has caught up in shape and size and is lighting up beautifully...well..that is just a miracle that only GOD COULD PERFORM!!  We are so grateful!!

*Happy Wednesday to you all, kj


  1. I am a quiet follower of your story/blog, but I must say that picture collage brought tears to my eyes! A true miracle not only for the amazing progress that your son has made, but the impact he has surely had on your lives as well!

  2. Wonderful to hear you all are doing well! Praising God for Wes' health. Blessings!

  3. What joy to see the miracles in your sweet son's life! Only God! I do miss your posts, Kristi, but I totally understand. I always struggle with wanting to keep a written memory for my kids by blogging, but lately I find they need ME more...trying to be present is the gift my kiddos need right now as well.
    God's grace to you and your family,


    It is all good Kristi we love you!!! And is a crazy great life you live :)!!!!!!!!!!!!! Even when it seems nuts!

  5. I too have been a "lurker" of your blog and I love when you update it! I am amazed at the progress Wes has made, God truly is amazing!

  6. I have been a non-posting follower for quite some time. I am amazed at how well Wes is doing. I love seeing updates on your blog! After finding your blog; the pull that I felt for orphans became stronger. I continue to pray that God will place the call in my husband's heart too! Truly amazing what God is doing!

  7. Kristi, first of all I tell you that English is a second language for me (I live in Argentina), so please forgive me for any mistakes in my writing. I^ll try my best...
    I`ve been following your blog for years, from the beggining, since you adopted Lucy Lane and I was deeply touched by the lucy`s gotcha day video.
    I had always wanted to adopt, but when I definitely felt it was "time" I began looking up for adoption information and testimonies in the web and I came across your blog and watched that beautiful video.
    Like in so many cases, my husband wasn`t so sure, he had some doubts about it, but when I made him see the Lucy video he was also very touched and finally we decided to go through the process of adopting a child.
    The story is long, but in short, some months later we adopted a group of 3 siblings and that is the best thing that has happened in my life.
    I never commented your posts, but I followed this blog faithfully, that`s why since you don`t update it anymore I sincerely miss you very much...
    Although we live so far away, we speak different languages and the adoption processes are very different in each country, you have been a great inspiration for me and my family!
    I love to see how happy your children are and specially how healthy and vigorous Wes is!
    Thank you and I wish you all the best because you deserve it!!!
    With love,

  8. Praise God for your sweet boy & all those big obstacles he's overcome!!! We serve an amazing God!!!! :))

  9. So glad you're back and OH MY GOODNESS you've been busy!!! Excited to hear more about your kiddos and new old house!!! Blessings, Denise

  10. Amen! This warmed my heart and it was great to get an update. For us waiting AP's your stories are a blessing!

  11. please promise you'll keep us posted once in a while. we all love you and your family, even if most of us never really got the chance to meet you guys...:)

  12. What a beautiful boy! I've been reading through your posts and they warm my heart. Thank you! I emailed you some questions and am looking forward to connecting!! Ash

  13. I love reading your updates and your posts! I sent you an email and look forward to connecting! Ash (

  14. So glad all is going well!
    Wes looks AMAZING!

    I'd LOVE to see pics of the old house!!! :) :)

  15. Your story has affected to many in so many wonderful ways. I think we all understand ~ even if we will miss the posts. Good luck on your house and blessings with the children.

  16. Wes is a walking miracle!!! What a testimony!

  17. Hi Kristi!

    Would you possibly feel comfortable emailing me?

    Thanks so much!

  18. Kristi- I just tried emailing you and it bounced back. I know you're a super busy momma, but when you get a sec, could you email me at melissapeduzzi I have some questions for you as we are looking into our second adoption... Thanks girl!

  19. Hi My name is Jenna
    Your kids are beautiful princesses, handsome prince’s, cute blessings, special earthly angels, and precious gifts and miracles. Wes has came a long way, he is such a fighter.
    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, developmental delays, and 14 other medical conditions.

    Here is a new poem I wrote, it’s called it takes courage:
    It Takes courage to love
    Like a dove
    It takes courage to fight,
    It takes courage to do what’s right
    It takes courage to stay strong,
    When things go wrong
    It takes courage to write a song
    It takes courage to live
    It takes courage to give
    It takes courage to fight this beast
    It takes courage to be brave
    It takes courage to smile and wave
    It takes courage to keep positive
    Keep on fighting!
    It takes courage to win!

  20. Come back, Kristi! I miss you and your kiddos :)


Thank you for your kind words!!