I know he is very tired in the picture below but I wanted to include it, to show how sweet and kind he has always been to all of the other children. Here he is holding Zeke's little hand.
Antonio was a very medically fragile infant and child. (He was a 23 week preemie) He had so many issues, surgeries and hospital stays his whole life. I can't even count the times or amount of days he has been in the hospital since he has been with us but he is so worth it. He is such a miracle and it is by the grace of God he is here and so healthy today. God is faithful!
He has always been such a good boy. We have all loved him as one of our own from the very beginning.
He truly is a great blessing to us. We try to find ways to include him in everything we do and take him everywhere we go. If it is not wheel chair accessible, we don't go.
He has always loved all his siblings so much. Being one of the oldest children in the home, he has watched the middles grow up from little babies.
Antonio has really enjoyed having young children in the house again, with our newest additions.
Antonio felt well on his birthday and wanted to go out to eat to the Hibachi Grill. Then we came home for cake. He wanted Aunt "S" to make him a cake with Oswald on it, like Timothy had, so she did. He loved it.
You are a wonderful gift from God and such a blessing in our lives, my sweet Antonio! May God bless you with health and happiness every day of your life!
Psalm 91:16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
Love, Dad, mom, Stephen, William, Carolyn, Zeke, Elizabeth, Billy, Timothy, Kinsley and baby "A"!!