Monday, August 12, 2013

Anthony is 10!

It is hard for me to believe that Anthony is now 10 years old!

He was 2 1/2 when he came to our family as a foster child.  A very wild child with no language and no ability to play.  He destroyed furniture and walls.....but didn't he look so sweet!?

He still had his head full of hair at 4.  We weren't allowed to cut it.

He was 5 when we completed our adoption.  He was a foster child for 3 years.  Visitation twice a month did a number on him.  He didn't really begin to heal until the visitation stopped.

At nine Anthony was finally put on mood disorder medication.  What a difference it made in his life.  A large amount of his behavior issues disappeared.  His teacher was shocked at the change in him as his anger slowly dissipated to the level of a typical 10 year old boy.

I think that this year will be a great year for Anthony!

Tasha was in town for the celebration and lit his candles for him on his requested ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins..

He was grinning from ear to ear. 

It is hard for me to believe that in 8 short years he will be 18.  He tells me that when he turns 18 he is not going to do what Joselin and Kassi did.  He plans on doing what Sarah is doing and stay at home and go to college.  I want that future for him as well and I believe that he will achieve it.

Happy Birthday Anthony! 



  1. Happy double digits, Anthony! You are growing into such a handsome young man. Your smile makes me smile, too. =)

  2. I'm glad the meds helped and he can live a "normal" life. All is pretty calm here this summer except this past week it's like Kaleb decided he'd been good long enough. Even so, it's pretty mild comparatively.

  3. He is a beautiful child, and his future is bright and ordered by the Lord. He is blessed in the city, he is blessed in the field, he is blessed when he comes and when he goes. May the hand of God continue to mold him as he excels. What a blessed boy he is.