My sister, Julie, and her husband, Dustin, are in Taiwan as I write this, picking up their little boy. They're adopting a sweet 11-month-old, Alex Kuan Yu Loveridge. Jules sent some pictures today and I just keep misting up every time I look at them.
This is Julie's first baby. Dustin has two girls who are thrilled to be having another baby brother. My heart is so full that I hardly know what to say. When I saw the pictures of the proud parents with their new, bewildered little one I just felt this overwhelming sense of love. That lucky child is going to be the beneficiary of a large, loving family who will smother him with love and kisses and lots of really cool birthday and Christmas presents.
He has lived this much of his life in a wonderfully loving, caring orphanage and will now be with two parents who love him so much and have waited for him for so long.
Welcome to the family, sweet boy.