Saturday, March 6, 2010
Isaac smiled and smiled as we met him for the first time. It was amazing to watch his response.
Wow...it seems like we have been gone for a month and it has only been five days. With the 18 hour drive to get there and meeting Isaac for the first time, we were busy the whole time. Learning all of Isaac's cares and preferences is not an easy job! I have so much to share about Isaac but right now we are very busy just trying to get into a routine and settle him in his new environment. He is beautiful and very precious.
There are so many contrasts associated with Isaac and his journey home...
We are feeling joy that he is home and sadness that he is 1000 miles away from those who love him and have cared for him.
We are feeling excitement at beginning our life with him and yet apprehensive as we struggle to understand all of his needs..to read his cues and to comfort him when he is in pain.
We are feeling comfort in our faith that God had ordained his adoption from the beginning of time but at the same time feeling underlying fear that maybe we are not equipped to meet his needs.
We are feeling encouraged by the "connectedness" we saw in Isaac from the first moments we met him--he is very aware of what is going on around him and yet we are sobered at the very limited ability he has to move his body. He moves his head and shoulders but beyond that, he has very little movement on his own.
We are feeling supported by so many people both here and in Alabama that have poured out their love and support to us as we welcome Isaac home and yet we are overwhelmed with all that we need to get done to meet his medical needs and to transfer over his care to Doctors here.
We are amazed at the way that God brought Isaac and our family together and ready to rely fully on Him to guide us...
We would appreciate your prayers for Isaac and all the children as they adjust. Pray for Isaac's foster Mom as she misses this little one that she poured her heart and soul into for the last 7 months. and pray for us as we seek discernment and wisdom as we face some big medical decisions in the coming days....
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