August Andrey


Born February 1, 2011

Adopted May 29, 2012

Today was a day we’ve waited for for months. We’ve prayed about and cried about and anxiously anticipated. Today, he’s ours.

He seemed to know it, too. You can tell me it’s just because it’s our third visit, and he’s finally comfortable with us, or because we had him stripped down to his underwear, but I’d like to think it’s because he knew that he’s part of our family now. He’s a lover and a goofball, just like the rest of us.
See what I mean about the goofball part?



He loves to be grabbed and held, just like this. Tickles are okay, too.


It made me think of an old photo of Lena. He reminded me so much of his sister in that moment. There was another moment today, playing, of course, when he reminded me so much of his brother. I was barking like a dog, and he ran away, giggling, just like Reed used to do.

Thank You, God, for a story better than one I ever could have written, for a better ending than I could have imagined. For this amazing child and the painful journey that brought us to him. 

18 thoughts on “Introducing…”

  1. Oh, MOLLY!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! YAY!!! I AM SOOOOO EXCITED for you guys!!! Can you please just pack him in your suitcase and bring him home now?! PLEASE?! 🙂

    Also, I am jealous of his toys and the park he gets to play in. 🙂

    Hurry home GUS!!!

  2. Congratulations! I’m thrilled for you and relieved that he’s finally yours! Such a wonderful day!

    (And you look stunning in your haircut!)

  3. I love his name! Molly you look radiant – just like a new Mama should. And Aaron, you look great in a tie. : ) Congratulations to all five of you.

  4. Congratulations! He is adorable. We adopted our son 9 years ago from Russia on 5/29- it’s a lucky day. Enjoy

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