Sunday, August 24, 2008


We've enjoyed a restful day today. We attended church this morning with our gracious hosts and took naps this afternoon. We were able to have dinner with my sister and brother-in-law since they were camping not too far away this weekend. It's been a refreshing day which was much needed.

We are hopeful that things can be quickly sorted out tomorrow - though we expected to be here possibly two weeks, we had definitely been given hope that we would be home much sooner. Even on Friday, there were thoughts that we would be approved to return home that afternoon. So hearing that it may be another 10 or more days was a pretty tough blow yesterday. We will keep you updated and as always, we appreciate the prayers and thoughts.

Every time I look at this little boy, I am amazed. He is wonderful and I cherish these early days of getting to know him. We feel so incredibly blessed. Yesterday it was beautiful to see our older boys so instantly in love with this little guy. I planned to post a few pictures here from that but haven't had access to the camera and internet at the same time. So stay tuned for them - yes, we have decided to post some of those pictures. :) We are such a happy family - completely enamored with the newest member.


Jodee Leader said...

Hooray for the restful day! Can't wait to see the pictures! You are soooo blessed!

Karen said...

I'm so happy for you--it must be the sweetest thing to see Calvin and Patrick show love for their little brother. Can't wait to see the photos.

Chris and Gretchen said...

Glad your spirits are a bit higher today. I'm so happy for you.

Anonymous said...

Just your Grandma again to tell you my prayers are always with you. I am so happy for you, and I am hoping you will be home very very soon. I am glad you had a restful Sunday.
I had asked my Pastor to pray for you, and he sent me the following note in the mail.
"I am praying for Alaina and Andrew as they go through the process of adoption. May God make this a wonderful time of joy and bonding with their new child. May God bless them as they do the will of the Lord. In Christ's Abundant Love, Pastor Mark." Uncle Buddy and Aunt Mil are also praying for you. I am so anxious to see that precious little boy. Calvin and Patrick will be so happy to have you all together again. Just sending much love and prayers.
Love you,
Grandma Judd

Paula said...

I'm glad you guys were able to re-charge yourselves. Can't wait for pics of the whole fam together.

Debbie B said...

Praying you'll be able to go home soon. How wonderful that the boys love their new little brother. Looking forward to seeing those pictures.