Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Luke Update (with Pics)

We received an update on Luke with four new pictures! I really can't count how many times I've looked at those pictures! Every new picture we get of him and any new information is like pure gold to us! (It appears that he's getting lots of wear out of that one particular pair of beige overalls....I'd love to have those to keep for him one day)! He wears alot of red, and I think he looks great in that color. They've stated that red is his favorite color......it's mine too! :)



We had the letter translated and here's what we found out! This update is based upon the orphanage director's visit to the foster home.

The orphanage director tells how much Luke loves cars and waits for the big sister to come home in her car, and how excited he gets upon her return to the home as she loves him very much. She also tells of how the foster family loves him very much and he returns that love to each family member.



She also tells about a recent visit to the foster family's home to visit with Luke. Seeing that she was standing there, Luke immediately brought a stool and patted the stool with his hand, calling her "Ah Yi", indicating that she sit down on it. She then complimented him and said "Our Dang Dang (pronounced Dong Dong) has grown up!". He smiled happily. She states he is a very considerate child.

The director also tells about bringing the cake in for him on his birthday. When they put the cake on the table, he just stared at the cake with disbelief, saying "ah ah". They tried putting the hat on him. He was busy eating the cake and had no time for them! He took the hat off. He noticed the red fruit on the cake, and used his fingers to pick out every one of them and put them into his mouth. He loved the cake and ate all the things he liked from it. He kept calling the director "Ah Yi". His foster mother praised him and told him that he was very sweet. (I am overwhelmed by this foster mother's love and prase for Luke...I'm about in tears).



Then she goes on to say that Luke likes to go out and visit the neighbors. All the neighbors in the small courtyard know him well. The Ah Yi next door likes to offer him good food, which he brings home to share with his little (foster) sister, whom he loves very much.

She also states that the foster family often shows Luke the picture album of the adoptive family. Luke therefore knows his father and mother. He sweetly calls them "foreign mother and foreign father". (How cute is that??? I've been going around all weekend calling Jason "foreign father"....) lol!



She sums up all up with measurements of Luke which show him to be 35 inches tall, 36 lbs, and foot length of 5.3 inches (which I have no idea what shoe size that would be....I've got to find out)! She ends it all stating that Luke is a lively, lovely, and bright child. (Wow...I can't tell you how overwhelmingly blessed I feel)!

26 comments:

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I love the first picture of Luke...he looks like a very happy child, you are so very blessed:)

Rondell

Shelley said...

He is so beautiful and looks so happy! I bet you can't wait to get him in your arms! I am praying this happens very soon for your family!!

Tiffany said...

I cannot even imagine the joy this letter and these photos bring to you. I read this with tears stinging my eyes. What a beautiful boy. I cannot wait to read the post where you tell us that he is safely tucked in your arms!

Nicole said...

He is one of the most beautiful boys I have ever seen! I bet you can not wait to get that sweet boy in your arms!How blessed you are!
Nicole

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

hey there foreign mother how are you? he is a cutie and what a great letter to hear how well behaved and loved by all..love all the photos..he does seem like a happy little boy and will be even happier when he is with you guys.;)

Audrey said...

My heart swells reading about this beautiful child. I can only imagine how you feel.

Debbie said...

He is so adorable and happy looking. I can only imagine how you feel looking at him.

Debbie

arkie said...

How wonderful that you received updated pictures and a letter with more information on Luke! I can hardly wait until you and your family have him in your own home as part of your family physically! May God bless you all!

terrypi said...

How great that you received some pictures. He is an adorable child. I can't wait until he comes home.

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

He is darling! He does llok cute in red! SOON I hope! SOON he will be with you and Jason and Joy and Colt!
Blessings
Mercy

Lilly's Family said...

What a cutie! I am so happy that you have been given this information - a true blessing from God as this is rather rare w/ China adoptions. I also loved your "Faithful Friday" Post! God's timing is always perfect although it is difficult for us to wait! Thanks for sharing!

Sherri/Here Goes My Life said...

He is precious. How exciting to get new pictures and an update. He does look so cute in red with his dark hair and eyes. It wont be long now.God bless your family.

At Home With Amy said...

I can hear the joy in your heart Tammy. Luke better get here soon or I think you just might burst. It won't be long!!
Hugs,
AMY

Dan said...

Tammy~

What a wonderful letter and such cute pictures! I am sure hearing all of that great news has just thrilled you to death. He looks and sounds like a very happy and sweet little boy! I hope you have a great week!

~Dan~

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What precious photos of your dear son, and such wonderful information to receive. I know your heart is filled with joy with this new info!
Blessings,
Marcia

Kim said...

Luke is absolutely beautiful!( I mean handsome!) I know how you treasure those pictures. I feel the same with our updates. I can also relate to your post on God's timing. It's so hard to wait, and especially to be joyful while waiting! But God is always faithful! Can't wait to hear your next good news!! Love, Kim

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Tammy, such a joy to hear these details. Your new family of five will be a major blessing all around!
★Linda

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

Tammy, that is so sweet! How wonderful to get these details of Luke's life. One day soon, you will be the one keeping up with the details. He will be so happy with his new foreign family!
May his journey to you be swift!

Never So Simple said...

YOUR LAST 3 POSTS HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL. LUKE IS TOO CUTE AND I CAN NOT WAIT FOR HIM TO ARRIVE JUST SO I CAN READ ALL ABOUT IT. WHAT AN AMAZING BLESSING FOR YOU AND FOR LUKE. I KNOW HE WILL JUST BE IN TOTALLY AHHHH WHEN HE SEES HIS ROOM. WONDER WHAT HE WILL THINK ABOUT AMERICAN FOOD. :)

DONNA

Vickie said...

Hi Tammy - I came over from Debbie's blog. I'm so happy for you that ya'll are getting another little boy! A young couple from our church has two boys of their own, but they adopted 2 chinese little girl babies, and they just got back from China for the third time with a little toddler boy! They have the sweetest family, and it's such a blessing to give these children a better life - a Christian life. Congratulations and Best wishes to you and your family as you wait for your little one!

Blessed Beyond said...

So sweet! Love all thle new pictures and what GREAT news on how sweet and well Luke is doing! A true blessing for sure!!! What pure joy for yall!!!! He will be home before you know it!
Hugs and Blessings,

Sharing Life and Love said...

You must be so excited! Luke is more gorgeous with each update.

Enjoy your photos and know that soon you will be hugging your "big" boy

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

What a wonderful update Tammy....Luke is just the most precious thing...I just can't wait to see the family photo of ALL OF YOU TOGETHER FINALLY.

Hugs, Karen

The Griffin Family said...

Oh my goodness, I am soooo happy for you to get this update and pictures!!! I know just what you're feeling, since we recently got new info and pictures on our little one. He looks so happy and so well cared for. I'm praying for a fast process for y'all!

Angela

the primitive country bug said...

Oh how exciting this was to read and think of you all just waiting for the special day to come. Luke is adorable and that smile speaks volumes of joy!
I hope it all continues to move along quickly and smoothly so you can hold him in your arms soon.
Hugs & blessings to you~ Birgit

Wolfie said...

He is such a cute little fella. Love the pics of him.

I know you can't wait to have him home with you.

He is precious!!

WOLFIE