I just don't have words enough. "Gotcha" was infinitely sweeter than I had even hoped it could be.

I thought we would have to wait a long time, so I was just sitting at a table talking to another mom when someone ran in screaming, "Your husband has your son! Your husband has your son!" Bobby saw the car pull up, and apparently Moses was the first child out so Bobby ran out to get him. He was screaming when I saw him first. (This is usually a good thing, because it means the child was attached to his caregiver and is able to bond with others.)

I grabbed the snack and sippie cups, and it only took a few seconds for him to calm down once he saw those. He was really excited about having food and juice, and from that moment on, we have been totally fine.

I've never seen a child so starved to learn. He is fascinated by everything. Every detail is wonderful to him. He seems to be memorizing whatever he sees, and he wants to know how everything works. You can laugh if you want, but I seriously think this child is going to be a mechanical engineer.

He sat for a long time at the table and looked at books. He loved the toy car, the MagnaDoodle, and the PlayDoh. The only thing he seems to hate is DOGS. He is terrified of them. (We will definitely need to figure this out later.)

He has a really long attention span, and he laughs way deep down to the bottom of his belly. It's hilarious.

He adores Clara and wants her to hold his hand constantly. "Clara" was the first English word he spoke, in fact. He laughs at JD's antics and calls him "Yo Yo" -- because he can't say "JD."

He thinks water is hilarious, and he wanted to take a bath as soon as he saw how the tub worked. He jumped right in and poured a big cup of water over his head and just cackled. He really seems to approach life with robustness and humor.

Woops. Gotta run and sign some papers right now. More later...

We are absolutely in love. It's so much better than we imagined. It really couldn't be a more perfect fit.

Please don't stop praying. Loads more paperwork, and I won't be totally at peace until it's all official in a few days. I'm absolutely smitten.

Anonymous –   – (July 19, 2010 at 4:39 AM)  

oh my gosh!
the family photo, "Yo-Yo's" face in the crying picture, this last picture (so clearly a version of "cheese"....these are AMAZING!!!!

Rach Ritter

Selina  – (July 19, 2010 at 5:22 AM)  

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! He is beautiful!!!! We are praying for your family.

The Smith Family

April S. –   – (July 19, 2010 at 7:11 AM)  

What an amazing experience for you! I love all the pics, especially the bottom two. You can see the happiness written all over his face.

Anonymous –   – (July 19, 2010 at 11:47 AM)  

So happy for you all! He is more adorable than words can convey. I can't wait to meet him. Praying for your safe travel home.

Hugs, kisses and pray,

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Welcome to our family’s adoption journey. As you read, you will see us stumble and take wrong paths. You will see our hopes surge and fall. You will see the gaps in our humanity, and how our God realigns us to His purposes over and again. We think the messiness of this process is important. Sometimes walking with God isn’t a neat, linear package that can be summarized in bullet points. More often, life ebbs and flows around our plans, while God works His sovereign wonders from it all. We are learning so much through this journey. And we are super excited about our new son. If you’d like to join us, we’d love to have you along for the ride.

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