Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Monday, December 21, 2009

6 months home!!

It's been awhile since I've posted about Gavin. We met our new social worker this week for his 6 month post placement visit--still can't believe it's been 6 months already!! She was amazed at Gavin's language abilities and how easily he seems to have become a part of our family. He was very animated showing her around his house, his room, talking about all the things he and Layne do together. It was a good visit.

Mike and I keep pinching ourselves with regards to his transition. He delights us everyday with the new things he's learning and with his infectious laugh.

It is so fun to watch him get into the Christmas spirit around here. One of the pictures shows him with his own stocking- I think he thinks we're a little crazy hanging them on the mantle, but loves having his "own" anything. Tonight at dinner, he was able to tell his Daddy, that we give gifts at Christmas because God gave us HIS son for Christmas, the greatest gift of all!! In just 6 months, our son has come to a new land, integrated into a new family, learned a new language, eaten all new foods and discovered that he has a LOVING heavenly Father who gave us a wonderful gift many, many Christmases ago.

We are rejoicing in our family this week as our good friends, the Halls wait for their court date for their little girls, our friends, the Hutchesons wait for their court date next week, and 2 more children were removed from our agency's waiting child list this week--next Christmas all of these children will have a families!!

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