Our Journey to Bring Our Son Home . . .


July 25, 2009



We are a family of five! Brett has been home for two weeks today and is adjusting well. We apologize for not posting earlier, but the adjustment to the time zone along with Vacation Bible School, visitors, etc. have kept us busy. I’ll also let you know that I’m not much of a blogger at home, but I’ll try to send out an email updating everyone once in awhile. If you’re interested in receiving email updates, please just leave a comment or email me.



Brett continues to be a happy, healthy little boy. Actually, he is a good size three year old by American standards. The doctors have all been impressed with his health and strength (Thank you New Day!). Brett will be casted one week from Monday to begin the process of building his prosthetic leg. His is a complicated case as he has no bone/stump, so it will likely take some adjustments over some time. We are excited to get him upright, but in the meantime, he has no problems keeping up with his sisters. Abigail loves caring for Brett and playing the role of the Big Sister. Chloe is taking on the traditional Little Sister role and aggravating him to death. Brett is a wonderful brother, tackling the girls, smothering them with kisses, and playing jokes on them. All in all, everything is as it should be.



Brett has become good buddies with our God Son, Addison, and a couple of kids at church. Funny story: Within minutes of meeting Addison at the airport, Brett continuously pointed out that Addison only has one eye. Never occurred to Brett that he looks a little different also. I just love the perspective of a child! We've also enrolled Brett in preschool three mornings a week for the fall, and he is currently enjoying going to church and VBS. He loves anything with wheels and even uses a dump truck given to him by his Papa as a scooter. His smile can brighten anyone's day and his sweet heart melts for any baby or child in distress. He continues to be a Mama's boy, to the extend that Russ can get into trouble if he holds my hand or kisses me. We're working on this, but I have to admit, it's a little cute!



Above all, we are thankful God has blessed us with the perfect child again. Our family, friends, and church have all surrounded us to welcome Brett into our lives and make him feel at home. I wish everyone could have seen Brett on stage at our church this week singing with all his friends from Vacation Bible School. He loved the music and crafts all week.

12 comments:

The Lewises said...

What a precious post! Brett is a doll, and we all adore him. I loved toting him around the house, and so did Kevin. When's our next playdate? Coming Saturday to the SCEIC playground?

Scott, Britt, Frances, and Lucy said...

Oh Cindy-the pictures are amazing. A family of FIVE-wow! Thanks so much for the update, love seeing your family all together!

Lauren Marsh said...

I'm so glad to hear Brett is doing so well! I bet he just loves having his two little sisters to get into trouble with. I would love to get updates from time to time and see how he is doing. I'm so happy for you guys!
love Lauren

WilxFamily said...

God is so good...another child...home.

isepa said...

Ahhhhh!!! Wonderful to read... finally. You are all a family. Thank God!

Karen M said...

Loved reading how "normal" everything seems already. I miss your frequent posts (like from China), but (LOL), I guess I can understand the busy-ness of life with 5 Boltons. We just couldn't be happier for all of you. Brett is truly a huge blessing to all (even those of us who've not met him in person yet). His smile alone brightens my day :)

The Lucky Ones said...

Auntie M loves ya, baby!!

Michelle said...

Thank you for the update! Brett looks so happy in his new home. God is so wonderful and His light definitely shines throught Brett. I would love updates as he continues to shine! Blessings, Michelle G. (Julia' mom)

Debra said...

How wonderful! So glad to read your update and to see the new pictures. Your family is so beautiful.
Blessings

TanyaLea said...

It's great to see another precious New Day child at HOME!...we can't wait for that moment ourselves, when we can bring our Khloe home. God is SO good and it's wonderful to see how well-adjusted Brett is! That adorable cheerful smile always on his face!!...LOVE IT! :)
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Blessings and Hugs,
~Tanya

sara said...

Welcome Home, Cindy!! Praising God with you for New Day - and our kids being not only ON the American Charts, but in the top percentages for growth :) Not to mention their over all well being!

So good to see Brett with the girls, at home, being "all boy"!

Please include me on your family updates -

Blessings,
Sara

Tami said...

Hi Cindy,

Glad to hear things are going so well! Love the updated photos:-)...Brett definitely looks like he fits right in. Hope things go smooth with his prosthetic...we are starting the evaluation process with Sophie next month. She has an appt at Children's in Boston on Oct 5th and we have a sponsor for her at Shriners as well..PTL. A little nervous....but know He has brought us this far and will be with us through this next leg (no pun intended:-) of the journey.

Love hugs and blessings to you all!
Tami