Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

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If you want to be inspired about what love means, check out the Korson's blog.

When you get to the home page, click on adoption front. You'll be amazed! This family has adopted 3 new siblings into their family. Their new daughter, Almaz, and Elli became very good friends, while we were in Ethiopia. We are so excited for them and hope to see them on our next trip to MN to visit cousins.

Speaking of cousins- Brad, Michael, Aunt Brenda and Uncle Greg are here!!! The big Sweeneys and Layne could barely stand the last 2 hours as they were driving to our house Saturday night. Gavin, however, had the most interesting reaction. He became very fearful, the closer they came. We finally figured out that he had been told that his aunt and uncle were coming to see him! Our only thought is that he thought it was truly his aunt and uncle from Ethiopia and he would be leaving us. It took Mike 1/2 hour to convince him that he was staying with us, we are his family forever. WOW! We didn't expect that at all, but are glad that he definitely loves being a Sweeney.

Yesterday, I ran up the mountain for a short time and he completely warmed up to all of them, even showing his moves to "I like to Move it, Move it."

Gavin DOES not handle vestibular input, beyond swinging. We learned this the second day we had him in ET, when after a big breakfast, he joined all the other kids in a spin with Daddy. He got sick pretty quickly, just from spinning around a couple of times. Last night, he did some somersaults on Brenda's legs. He looked a little dizzy, but it really didn't hit him until he had eaten his pizza. Then, he ran to me, with tears in his eyes. We went to the bathroom and after two COLLOSSAL burps, he felt much better and his smile returned. We'll have to remember not to coordinate any vestibular activities with meals!

My white count has gone back down- Thank you Lord!! Hopefully, that means that whatever it is that I have is leaving my body. I feel like I've been run over, but am so enjoying all of the giggling that comes from my kids all day long. Layne and Gavin had yet another sleepover in Layne's bed and they giggled until after 10 last night. They can make each other laugh at the drop of a hat. Mike and I were commenting on how much of a gift they are to each other. They truly are siblings, in every sense of the word.

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