We’re happy to show you our new little nephew. Cruz William

Coming from a family of 3 girls, he will be passing on our family name in a way (Kruse). There is a story behind this little guy, and we are so thankful to be able to see the hand of God in it:

My sister and husband have 2 sweet girls already. The pregnancies of these girls were not the easiest. All births are miracles from God, but my sister’s last delivery was truly a miracle. To make a long story short… My sister’s uterus ruptured, and she went in for an emergency c-section. My little niece came out blue and not breathing. It was very scary! Any future pregnancies would be high risk. Feeling like their family was not yet complete, they prayed about adoption. God placed a peace in their hearts for a little child in the states. They had no preference in race or gender. They just wanted the child that they knew God wanted them to have. And so their journey began. It definitely was one of ups and downs… opened and closed doors, but they held fast and continued to rely on God and be patient in Him. This past month, God revealed their new little blessing to them, and they were able to go and get their new little boy. We are thankful for the life that his birthmother gave our family, and we continue to pray for her. I cannot imagine such a sacrifice.

Tim and Jessie, You are such great parents, and I know you will make a difference in Cruz’s life. We are so excited for you, and we all love him so much already!! Enjoy the pictures of your new little man! 🙂

Below is how he was the entire shoot. AWAKE. We tried all of our tricks, and he just wanted to know what was going on. It was too funny. My sister said he is a very alert newborn so she was sweet enough to come by another day and try again. Any asleep pictures were round 2 of the photo shoot.
His big sisters adore him!
The night we did the shoot it was *very* hot. They endured the heat well and all did great!
Cruz, we love you so much!

11 Comments so far

  1. Denise August 11th, 2011 1:00 pm

    He is beautiful! WOW – what a cute face and the hair – love it.
    He looks perfect with them – such great pictures!

  2. Jan Davidson August 11th, 2011 1:49 pm

    Beautiful family photos you took of Jessie’s family. What a blessing little Cruz is and how blessed he is to have the love of a wonderful family!

  3. Grandpa and Grandma Kruse August 11th, 2011 3:29 pm

    I love these pictures! Haley, you did a wonderful job in telling their special story. We have all seen how God has worked in all of this….truly a lesson to continue to trust “HIM” in everything!

  4. Leslie Schellenberg August 11th, 2011 3:48 pm

    BEAUTIFUL pictures of such a beautiful family, on the inside and outside!! These pictures brought tears to my eyes! Adoption truly is an incredible blessing and it’s so neat to see how God works in every single detail!

  5. katie August 11th, 2011 5:43 pm

    So sweet and all that hair.

  6. Jill Tucci August 12th, 2011 11:28 am

    So beautiful!!! Congratulations to your sister’s family!!! He is darling, and what a special blessing. Her story brought tears!!

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  11. […] He is 6 months now. The adorable chunky and baby drool stage. We love this age. Here he is in all his goodness – Our little nephew Cruz. […]

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