Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Zion Hope's special friend

I have talked a few times about Zion, Fritzlin, and Loudena and how much they play together.  They are learning and growing and interact much like any three 2 year olds would.  They play together, steal toys from one another, laugh together, cry together, and entertain us together. 
 I don't know if I have mentioned before how much Zion Hope LOVES Paco.  Paco is who she goes to first thing in the morning.  He is usually in his bouncy seat and she plops down beside him and gets right in his face.  "Paco, Paco, Paco!"  She kisses on him and squeezes a little too tight, and throughout the day she can be found doing this periodically.  She has also been known to sneak into his room when he is supposed to be going to sleep to talk to him and pat his back.  She loves him.  It is so sweet to see how our life here impacts even our two year old.  Don't get me wrong, sometimes we see how she struggles because of having to share us, but then we catch the glimpses of pure joy on her face as she talks to him and sings to him.  Paco will not crawl or walk or feed himself while in our care.  Someday he will have surgery and we don't know all of the implications of that, but we do know that he will have a special friend watching out for him even when he can't do things for himself.
We rarely let Zion hold Paco because she wants to do it all by herself and I am not comfortable with that yet.  Yesterday she was spending some time with him and he was really loving it, so I let her hold him for a bit.  They both enjoyed it!  Hope you like the few shots I was able to get while keeping one arm available to rescue him if she got carried away with her snuggles!   They were taken with my ipod, so aren't the best quality, but I think you can still appreciate the love!

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  1. Oh how precious!! I was thinking of you all just minutes ago as I read Ann Voskamp's blog:
    "You are where you are for such a time as this — not to make an impression — but to make a difference." Even lil Zi :) I can't get over how big she has gotten in the past few months since you have left!

    Continue to lift you up in prayers and miss you :) Love to you all-
    Vicki and fam

  2. Hello Willis Family! Sending love and memories from Cape Cod this past Sept. Never forget the fantastic time with your family on the beach. Kids still talk about you and we fell close to you even though you are far away. Prayers for endurance, healing for Dan and extra love for each child and your marriage! So much love to you-Romans