Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Today is Conner's 7th birthday and first birthday HOME! Conner may be small but he can steal your heart with his soulful eyes and sweet smile, I know he has stolen mine!

Today is a very special day because 7 years ago a beautiful brown eyed boy was born, born into a world that didn't understand what a blessing he was, Conner was left at the hospital because he was born with Trisomy 21 aka Down syndrome, I can't imagine what was going through his mothers head when the doctors told her that her perfect baby boy would not have a place in society and would be better off in an orphanage, she must have been devastated, I don't understand how someone could give up such a treasure, such a beautiful beautiful treasure, That is what Conner is he is a treasure, he was once a "diamond in the rough" but not anymore, he is now a diamond shining bright for everyone to see! 

Take a look at how much he has changed

February 2012

Conner still has that sweet personality. disposition and smile that he had before but he now has a light in his eyes that only a families love can bring 

May 2012
(Conner with his big brother Parker and his little brother Keifer)

Let me tell you, this sweet boy is NOT 'better off' in an orphanage. No child is, all children are worthy of love and affection no matter what their medical needs are or what their background is like ALL children are worthy of a family!

Conner is a miracle, he has a testimony that can and will change the hearts of many , Conner has come so very far in the 5months that he has been home! Just look at this boy, look into his eyes 

What do you see? What I see is a little boy that was once lost but is now found, a little boy that had no hope without loving parents and caring siblings, a little boy that was deemed as unworthy of love, a little boy that needed some yummy home-cooked food to give him that chub!

Conner's eyes tell a story, a story of hope, faith and love. A story that only God could weave together in one big tapestry! 

April 2010
Conner gives me hope, hope for all of the children still 'living' in his former orphanage, hope that families will step up and bring these angels home, and give them a life of happiness!

Take a look at what only 3 months of pure LOVE did for Conner!

And this can happen for any child if you just give them a chance and love them whole heartedly

I want to thank the Patterson family for stepping up and taking the leap of faith to bring home 2 boys that I love so deeply and with my whole entire heart. I also want to thank them for being that perfect family that these boys needed to thrive! Thank you Patterson family I love you!

Dear Conner, you are such an amazing little blessing and I want you to always know that, ok? I also want to wish you a very happy 7th birthday! I cant wait for the day that I can wrap my arms around you and give you a big hug! You are perfect in every way from the tip of your toes to the top of your head, you are perfect! I am so glad that I could be apart of your amazing story! -love your prayer warrior Madison <3



  1. Madison, thank you from the depths of our hearts for advocating and praying for sweet Conner. You have blessed us immeasurably, and we're so grateful for all you did (and continue to do) for Conner! Thank you!

  2. Sweet Madison, you are an incredible young lady, a true daughter of the King!! Thank you for all you are doing for "the least of these" and I pray that your love would reach out to more young people and then spread like wildfire!! I will be praying for your great ministry from this moment forward!! Love your blog, love the collage you made for the Pattersons (and of course, little Chrissie's portrait), and I really love your heart!! Praising God for you!!! (((BIG HUGS))) from RI!!

  3. I am so honored to be apart of his amazing story Lorraine thank you for letting me continue to follow (and pray for him when needed)his story even though he is now home and safe in your arms!

    Thank you Anne your encouraging words are what help me to continue to feel like this is what God wants me to be doing!!

    God Bless