Monday, February 23, 2009

Meet Henry Jesse

The little boy we previously wrote about is going to be ours! We have been waiting patiently (well, as much as we could) for almost a month to hear if we would get him, and we got a call from Holt this morning. He was born on August 3, 2008, and has a minor medical condition called auricular atresia. Basically, the ear canal on his right side is mostly closed, and that ear is a little misshapen. Later on, he will need a surgery to open the ear canal, and one more to cosmetically fix the outer ear. We think he is perfect and just too cute. Even his little ear is super cute.

We still have a lot of paperwork to complete, so please pray with us that the process will be quick. We expect that he will be home within the next 6 months. We are especially hoping that we have him before his first birthday.

His birth name is Eun-wu (pronounced oon-oo), but we are changing his first name to Henry. We will use at least part of his Korean name as his middle name to honor his cultural heritage.

We are super excited and blessed. We can't wait to bring him home!


Julie said...

We are crying tears of joy for you guys. Henry is absolutely adorable. He has no idea how incredbily blessed he is to have two parents who already love him endlessly. I'm so happy for you, Mary and James!!

Debi said...

I know you will think this is entirely corny but....

He kind of reminds me of you when you were born brother.

You know God picks all parents by whatever means necessary. You are his parents.

I love you all THREE so much and cannot wait to spoil my nephew rotten.

I could not be more proud == really.

I'm so excited.

When your friends in ft worth plan a shower, please tell them to include me!!

With all my love, Debi

Butch & Tracy said...

He is just beautiful. Congratulations.

Mindy said...

I just wanted to tell you Congratulations. We actually had to go to committee too with Holt the beginning of February but we were not selected. Hopefully you get to bring him home soon!! Being a parent is the best gift ever!

MrsFought said...

Congratulations on your little bundle!!!! That is very exciting. God has truly blessed you!!!!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!! Henry is so precious and I'm so glad for you that you finally know he is your son!!!

Jayme said...

Congrats! He is so adorable! I hope the process to bring him home is very speedy!!!