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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OMGOSH! drumroll please................

Introducing...........................



BENJIMAN REECE FALVO  :)





Please share our joy and God's blessings for our family!  Our sweet Benji :) 
 AHHH!!!! Happy dance ;)

(and the fact that a beautiful little boy will have a family , and a future that doesnt hold a scary mental institution)

We are beyond proud and excited to share our news! We will be bringing home 2 yes 2 little ones from the orphanage!!!! 
 We received our I171H finally, after contacting sentors and our congress woman :) while waiting we were praying over adding another child to our family, it seems with SO many needing homes it would be wrong (for us) to NOT save another child when we could. You see to add another child from the same orphange is only a little bit more. Yes we would have to fundraise and pinch more pennies but if that is what God wants us to do, how could we not listen??  How could we turn away?

Remember a few posts back I advocated for Russell and Anne-marie? Russell had a family in process for over just over 15 months but  they were unable to finish and he was being sent to the MENTAL INSTITUTION very very soon. He is turning 6 on August 23. Anne-Marie also needs a family quickly for her sake, but she does have another year before she will be sent away. Russell (his reeces rainbow name) did not. He had less then a month. Time was ticking.....quickly.  If it was God's plan we would be ready and he would still need us.  My friend gretchen met him and fell in love with him, and shared so many wonderful stories..I too was fallen in love ! Well...

He was needing us. We were needing him.We were ready to help him. He will bless us !
***  We are having another son !!!!!!! We are going to have 2 new kiddos !! Holy smokes.***

We are so excited for our family but feel much  sadness for the Montilones who had hoped to be his family. I know this is a very sad time for them, and I ask if you could pray for peace for their family . This has been very hard for them and I know they could use prayers for healing. The thing to celebrate is a little boy finding a family. It isnt about us, but his future :) And I believe God has a plan for us all and I wish them the very best.

Benjiman Reece Falvo, the beautiful son we didnt know we would be blessed to have !

Yes, the Reece, is in honor of Andrea's beautiful son and the wonderful work of  Reeces Rainbow.org  ;)


Hugs !!

for cathy, and anyone who would like to email me ~
Octpumpkin@msn.com

27 comments:

missy said...

i really can't stop the chills i have right now. and the tears welling up in my eyes. this is beautiful, beautiful news. many blessings on your precious, ever-growing and ever-blessed family!

Molly said...

I looooove him. I was so thrilled that he got a family, and then my heart broke for Ralph and Tammi when they couldn't complete the adoption. I am SO excited you guys will be bringing him home too! I have always loved him.

Tisha said...

He is adorable!!!!! Congratulations... I am so excited for you guys, but I will be praying for peace for the other family.

Rich & Sig said...

Again, I am so very happy for you and little Benji!!! My word, you have 2 beautiful new children!!!
OK, the "Reece" got me, I will admit :)

The B Family said...

Ohmygoodness! Ohmygoodness! Ohmygoodness! I have goosebumps! Thrilled for your family and praying for a smooth rest of the journey as you bring these precious children HOME!
WOW!

Debbie said...

Congratulations! I hope everything goes well for you and your family and hope that the family who couldn't complete their adoption find peace and joy knowing that he is going to a good home.

Mel said...

SOOOOOOO happy for you and LOVE his new name!! :) I can't wait to meet him! God is so good!!

Kristin Ferguson said...

Congratulations Maria! This is absolutely wonderful news!!! He will be a wonderful addition to your family! I can't wait to hear when you'll be travelling to get your 2 newest treasures!

Hugs! Kristin

Jenny said...

Maria, Congratulations
We are naming our son Benjamin also (spelled different though). The Reece will also be given as a middle name to our other son Ian Reece of course in honor of RR. I know Tammi's heart breaks but I know that she probably is happy that he will not get transferred.

Jlane said...

That is awesome news!

Tara said...

You go girl, love watching god at work

Marianne said...

I'm so happy for you, especially Benji :-) I love his name! My second son is named Benjamin so I'm partial to it, and I think it's wonderful that you're naming him after Reece. I had no idea he was so close (past due really) to be sent off to an institution. Now he will never have to set foot in its doors. Congratulations to you all!

Dawn - "Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW AMAZING! HE IS SOOOO SWEET!!! SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!

Milena said...

Congratulations! Such thrilling news!

Lisadiana said...

That is so awesome! Congrats on your newest member of your family. Your home will be filled with laughter!

Liz said...

You will be doubly blessed bringing those two angels into your lives. I'm beyond thrilled for you, Maria and can't wait to see Taya and Benji home forever!!!

Kristi J said...

ok, i have tears...real tears...so happy for you all and those sweet babies..you have just blown my little mind...Wow...Praise God!! Wow...Amazed, kj

KSL64 said...

What a great smile Benji has. Maria, you've put a big smile on my face too. Congratulations. What wonderful news.

Karen

Becky said...

He's such a sweet boy! I can't wait to see him come home!

schoolmother said...

So precious and I love the Reece part!
Joy,RR

Gretchen said...

Must admit...I'm jealous in a good way! He was such a sweetheart and boy does it do my heart good to know that he will never see and institution!!! Praise God. Can't wait to hear him say "pa-bee-bah"....that was "spa-see-ba" (thank you in Russian.) Oh, I smile when I see his face!!! I love him. I love AnnMarie too, and boy do I want her to have a family.

Please someone??? She was beautiful!! I loved touching her and seeing her smile. She will bring so much love, but more so, she needs so much love that someone can give.

Maria and Family said...

You guys all make me smile ;)thank you all. truly :)

Chris and Sarah said...

Good morning,
Wow...I just popped on here because I am getting my shop ready for your fundraiser and what exciting news to find.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Organize Me Central said...

How exciting!!! I am beyond happy for you all! You are so blessed and will be/are such a blessing! And I love the second picture where he's playing with a stick - such a "boy" LOL

Will you be able to bring him home at the same time as Taya then? 2010 - what a year you have had & it's only just getting better and better :-)
Love,
Beth

gaby said...

Oh my gosh- he is sooo cute!!!! What an amazing turn of events for this little cutie, now I get another nephew!!! I just can't wait for Benji and Taya to come home!! I'm so blessed to have such an amazing sister & brother in law, and my wonderful nephewS and nieces!! :) Love you!

Jodi said...

congratulations!!!

He will be such a blessing :)

Mary Ann said...

I have not read your blog for a couple of days and was so happy to read your good news today! I am soo proud of your guys! Excited for you too! Blessings!

"...Once our eyes are opened, we can't pretend we don't know what to do. God who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls knows that we know, and holds us responsible to ACT..." Proverbs 24:12

"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." James 1:27
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -(Mahatma Gandhi)