From what I know, Bohdan was diagnosed at birth with Trisomy 21 and was left at the hospital. He was transfered at birth to the orphanage where he survived in a crib for the next 3 years of his life only doubling his weight. What does this mean? It means that he was never held. He was never cuddled or had the chance to look up into a loving face and feel secure in someones arms. It means that to him physical contact was a negative thing and very rough. It means that he has always comforted himself. It means that he has never fallen asleep in someone arms. He has always fallen asleep alone.
But guess what! We serve an awesome and mighty God who had different plans for this precious angel, tiny and forgotten yet so full of love and life if given the chance.
We were in church with our twins, Caius and Bohdan (everyone thinks they are twins because they are the same size even though they are separated by a year and ten months) yesterday. Nick and Lyndsay were holding them. Bohdan started crying which is very uncharacteristic. Lyndsay gave him to me and I tried everything but he was just not happy. So we just snuggled. He finally calmed down and lay there trying not to go sleep. He would open his sleepy blue eyes and look up into my eyes and then slowly close them again. He fought going to sleep but finally he drifted off. Every once in a while he would open his eyes to look at me. I figure he was checking to make sure I was still there. Then he relaxed and went into a deep sleep. His body went limp and he started breathing slowly and his little blue eyes were opened just enough where I could see they were crossed. He was deep asleep in his Momma's loving arms and he was content and I was in heaven.