Visiting Lalibela

Visiting Lalibela

Monday, September 13, 2010

one month home

I just finished filling out our one month post placement report. I can't believe we've had the kids home for a month. We are still working on our daily shedule and expectations, but overall things are going remarkably well. We are so thankful for our preparation for this adoption. We're thankful for bloggy friends who have been honest in their postings about adopting older children because we honestly had a good idea of what to expect. (every worse case scenario).

Still, it's hard to watch a child devour food like they're not going to get anymore, to the point of getting sick. It's so hard to know that a child wants to tell you something, yet doesn't have the words yet. It's heartbreaking to see the tears come, when they feel safe enough to start sharing their stories. Friends, please pray for my children. They have been through so much in their little lives. As they feel safe, they are starting to share these details. No child should ever live in fear.

Friends, please pray for Mike and I through this transition time,as we try to parent with love, patience and compassion. We have failed on many accounts and pray that God's grace covers our shortcomings. Please pray for English language acquisition to be amazingly quick for all 4 kids so we can easily talk through these times.

We are excited about what God is doing in all of us.

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