A bit about the Himsels

In July 2011, we were drawn to a posting by our adoption agency of a little girl that was soon to "age out" of the orphanage in China, and they were hoping to find her family before her birthday in February, when she would no longer be eligible for adoption. After reviewing the information, giving it alot of thought and prayers, we knew she was to be our daughter. So we started the paperwork chase to bring her home. But God had a bigger plan in mind for the Himsels. Along the way, we decided to pursue adopting a little boy, and that journey actually led us to two little boys, who are 18 months and 14 months old. All three children are located in the Guizhou province. We are excited to be so close to bringing home Ella (Jinglan), William, and Ethan, and we hope you follow along with our journey.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

LIfe is changed forever

Yes indeed, our sweet William could not let his younger brother take the spotlight for too long - our sweet William shined last night.  With lots of determination, William started walking yesterday, and is quite proud of himself.  It was a sad day for mama though because I am traveling for work this weekend and missed it live.  I was in the middle of dinner when Chris sent me a few videos via text to watch.  Had no idea what I was going to see but I had tears in my eyes when I saw how excited William was making this milestone.  Grandma Ruth (better known as MawMaw to the kids) had the honor of seeing his very first steps first hand.  Congratulations sweet little boy!


  1. Amy Eldridge (LWB)March 19, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    I just watched this with tears streaming down my face. I am SO excited for little William. Thanks for sharing this special milestone!

    1. Amy, I'm so glad you could see pictures of our Ethan (Salvio) and little William - the both are flourishing and each day is another milestone. We are forever in appreciation for what LWB was able to do for both of our little guys. Bless you and all the volunteers for the work you are do and the hope you bring these little ones.

  2. Absolutely life changing indeed! How proud he is! and Very persevering. Good for him!

  3. I love how he squeals with delight like "I DID IT!" So adorable!!