Saturday, June 11, 2011

Sweet Will (from Annie)

Our son Will is called Perry @ Shepherd's Field.
Annie has been his sponsor and is there teaching for the next few weeks.
She has blessed me every day or so with emails
about what she is learning about Perry/Will.

On June 2, I got an email from her that said...
"As for his personality, he is a total sweetheart. He's not *real* good at sharing his toys, but I'm sure his two new big sisses will fix that! He's not one of the "yelling, jumping, wild" kids :), but also not too shy or quiet. He came right up to me the first day and started playing, slowing coming closer until he was on my lap. :) He babbles and talks to me a lot, but of course I don't know what he's saying... :(. He smiles all the time and LOVES to pose for pictures so he was meant to be your son for sure! He loves to be tickled and will laugh and giggle very easily!"

On June 3~
"I saw him today and found out that his bandage on Children's Day was from falling against something and getting a cut. He had three stitches but the bandaid was off today and it looked fine. We read books for a little bit and he loved that. Then we played with the clear lego buckets, putting them on and off our heads and laughing. He is so much fun!"

On June 9~
"I saw him twice today for about 1-2 hours each time and we had a ton of fun. He recognizes me now and comes running whenever he sees me, which completely melts my heart :). In the morning we played outside for awhile with two of his ayis and housemates Josh and Melissa. He mainly was driving one of the big toy cars around, turning the steering wheel really fast and then pushing the horn and repeating "beep beep!" after me. :) He loves to look at the pictures I take of him on my camera and always points to himself when he sees himself on the camera. :) When it was time to go inside, he took my hand and led me into the house where we sat down and played some more. He loves legos (the big kind) and built a really big car today for me to take a picture of. :) After my classes were over I went back to House of Peace and hung out with him and the other kids again. He sat in my lap for most of the time, playing legos, climbing all over me, and laughing when I tickled him. He is so much fun to spend time with and his smile is the very cutest thing in the whole world. I LOVE how his eyes completely disappear when he is precious. :) And his cheeks are SO kissable... <3 In short, I've completely fallen in love with your little man and can't WAIT for you to see him in person!! Hopefully very soon!"

Then Yesterday,
Annie posted 4 times about Will!!!
I could scarcely take it all in.
I am going to post each one separately
and today I start with...

Reading books...he was so careful turning the pages and examining how each pop-up worked
(even though most of them were ripped out!)

Perry's room...his bed is the one with the teddy bear on it :)

Putting the lego bucket on his head...a favorite pastime! :)
Perry and the camera strap his mommy made for me...awww... <3

Nearly every day at some point I find myself traipsing over to the House of Peace to cuddle with my adorable sponsor baby, Perry! He is so squeezable and his laugh always makes my heart feel ten times bigger. He's starting to recognize me now and come up to me right when I enter his house, ready for playtime or a little tickle. It is so amazing to know that he has a family coming for him very soon and I feel keenly the privilege it is to love on him and minister Chr1st's love to him in their place while they are waiting to come to him. Enjoy these pics, Ankerich family! Your guy will be even more adorable and wonderful when you see him in person! :)

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
Matthew 25: 35-40


  1. He looks a lot like Jing Jing! And he's ohhh soooo cute!!! I cant wait for you to get him home!

  2. One of those pics looks so much like SJ!! So very happy for you getting these updates on him!He is precious:)

  3. The Big Sis said exactly what I had planned-so I'll just second that-what a cutie!