Thursday, October 21, 2010

We've Got Him!

But first,

we interrupt our previously scheduled programming with a message from home...

Now, back to the show...

After a blessing, and an emotional goodbye, we took our boy for his blood test (we'll just forget that ever happened), and then back to our apartment.

First stop, climbing right in the blow up bath.

 Next, he tried to climb in the washing machine.  It was on the spin cycle and must have looked very interesting.  Ben wanted in on the action.

We were laughing watching him hike his leg up trying to get in there.

After a little nap, and skyping the kiddos at home, it was bath time.

I'm not sure who was more wet, Ben or Jim.  The bath was a huge hit.

After bathtime, our squeaky clean boy got ready for bed.  We put him in the jammies that the sisters sent with us.  They were clean, and we wanted him to sleep in something familiar.

The sisters were so generous, they sent all of his clothes with us, medicine, and foods he is used to eating.  We don't have room for everything, and will take much of it back, but we will keep a few items.  They are good transition pieces, and important memories for Ben.

 Ben didn't eat very much today and seemed a little sad at times, but over all it went very well.

And, I think we cannot get home a moment too soon!


  1. I am so excited for you words cannot express it! I cannot wait to meet Ben. I miss you! I am so happy things are going better. I am very happy that Ben is now with his forever family and can start feeling the love he can only get from his parents! Hurry home!

  2. This has been such a blessing to share in on your watch the transformation in your lives occur as you listened and then obediently acted upon God's call for you and your family. The reward of obedience and walking in HIs will is priceless...loving to watch you and your family grow and the blessings that are being poured out on you all. All who have followed you are basking in this blessing as well. Thanks for sharing this journey with us.

    I ditto Sarah: "Hurry Home!"

  3. He looks great! I love the jammies. What is the medal around his neck? Looks like he isn't going to need a tutorial from Leah on how to get into mischief :) Can't wait to see all of you!

  4. This is such wonderful news! Enjoy this special time with Ben. So, so happy !

  5. You are wonderful to share you journey! Amazing. Your little boy is absolutely adorable!!