Thursday, February 21, 2013

Six Months

Six months since we held you for the first time...


I can hardly believe that we have had Nathan in our arms for six months already! I am going to be honest (because I need to be) and say that adjusting to having Nate in our family has not been easy.

Do I absolutely adore him? Yes! Would I do it all over again? Yes! Have I had days where I just wanted to sit on the floor and cry because I felt overwhelmed? Yes!

Nate learned to be independent, strong-willed, and manipulative. He is only 2. My heart breaks over and over again for this sweet little boy who missed out on so much love when he needed it most. But even with his rough start, he is very gentle and affectionate.

I had an opportunity to help out in the two year old room in church last Sunday. Seeing Nate hug a picture of Jesus and clap and dance to "Jesus Loves Me" makes every tough day worth it! I cannot imagine our lives without him and I feel so blessed that God chose us to be his parents!

Here are just a few of Nate's many changes over the last 6 months:

Nate used to hate grass, but now he loves being outside!


He was very fearful of the dog, but now he plays with her and hugs her!


Because of hoarding, we had to feed him one bite at a time, but now he can feed himself and doesn't hoard anymore!


He used to push Jack away, but now they are buddies and even share a room!


I LOVE his crazy morning hair...

...and smirky smile with dimples!

You are so LOVED, Nathan Sheng Sailer!



  1. So adorable! Nathan has been blessed with an amazing family. We miss you guys so much!

  2. I loved reading this sweet story:-)

  3. What great accomplishments in such a short time. You are doing good momma! Give him a hug for me!!

  4. Wiping the tears away, he has come a long way in such a short time all with your love and guidance.