Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Together at last

Today is our first full day with Malachi as a Heye! We are thrilled and
he is SO SO good-- he woke up Aser and I this morning cooing and
smiling:) What a treasure! I was very tired, but somehow it did not
matter:) We were up late as Anna has food poisoning... we let her eat
some soup and are pretty sure that is where it came from:( Poor girl!
I think we have had enough sick kids for awhile now -- God is good and
she is up and around today.

Yesterday as they removed Malachi's card from the orphanage check-in
roster I just cried. Tears of joy that he is ours, tears of pain
thinking of his parents and the fact that he will not know them, and
tears for the nannies who were so attached to him. It was very
emotional and full of joy at the same time. Aser's mom had a Welcome
Home cake for him so we had a party after--that was very special to us
to have both grandmas here. They gave us his complete medical file. He
has been on antibiotics pretty much every two weeks for resp.
problems:( I am anxious to get that sorted out. He is so happy despite
not feeling well. He eats well--

Last night we met up with Porter, another American adopting, for
dinner. She is adopting from Toukoul as well. It was very nice to
finally meet her as we have been corresponding for several months now.
She is actually here traveling with her best friend from Oregon.

The kids are sad this is our last full day here. It has flown , but I
am anxious to start life now! I am looking forward to pushing him in a
stroller, feeding him in a highchair and introducing him to cheerios
and just getting into our groove. The kids have been WONDERFUL with him
and they are so patient as ASer and I figure this out.

Thank you for your prayers-- Kimberly


Becky said...

Thanks for the post. How exciting to celebrate this with you and know that we will soon get to meet your sweet boy. We're praying for safe travels home.

Becky Bunch

The Williamson Clan said...

I LOVE hearing this news. :) We are so happy for you. Prayers for safe and healthy travels home. Can't wait to see your WHOLE family again. :)
Love to you,

Anonymous said...

We are sooooo excited for you guys! Those first moments with new (official) family member are just the best. We'll be in PDX March 28 and 29. We'd love to meet him if we can. Please say yes! :) Have a safe flight home.

anita, matt and katie

Anonymous said...

Together forever!

That was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the title. We are beyond words excited for all of you! Looking forward to seeing you all!

The Procaccini's

Jennifer said...

I can't wait to meet your sweet little one. We've been praying for you all. Please let us know if need help with ANYTHING when you get back home.
Love, in Christ,

Cheryl said...

Oh! Tears are filling my eyes as I read about your precious family and how the Lord is blessing. What a good picture of how the Lord He loves us all and how He loves to bless! I can hardly wait to "Mr. Malachi", kiss those baby toes and smell those sweet baby cheeks!

And I can hardly wait to hug you and cry tears of joy together for what the Lord has done and is continuing to do!

Love, Cheryl