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Saturday, July 12, 2008


We are thrilled to announce that our sweet little Keith (Nick) is learning how to walk! A wonderful woman, Kelly, was recently in Ukraine and this was her assessment of Keith:

"While there I went one time to the baby house and saw your Nikita!!! (Nick on RR) I took some photos for you & I am very happy to report that he is doing GREAT! He was actually more responsive and SMILEY than I have EVER seen him. Also, Inna (director) was really proud to bring him out of his crib and show us his progress - WALKING!!!! Not solo of course, but she held his little hands and he can move his legs and bear weight, which is so GREAT! She is also a doctor of course, and said that with good nutrition and love and 'American medicine and therapy' (her words) he will be a new boy when he goes home. I saw that potential this time - it was beautiful."

Words fail me when I try to express how I feel about him walking. Ever since we found our kids, I've had high hopes that Keith would be able to walk, even though I knew it wasn't guaranteed. And now he's learning! I'm so proud of my boy!!!


Lou said...

Hi Jill,
How awesome! Keith must be quite a fighter, such a strong little spirit! I definitely can give you some suggestions for toys and maybe a little of what to expect after he comes home? Such a precious smile!!! I am excited for you!!!

Melisa said...

That is amazing, Jill! I am so excited for you all!

Valerie said...

Absolutely incredible Jill!!! He has come such a long way since we say him in November/December! This only goes to show just how much determination and potential he has! He is just going to soar once he is home with your family! And he looks SO much happier! This just made my day!

Bethany said...

That is so awesome!

Sarah C said...

WOW! That is so exciting!

Christine said...

How awesome!