Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Our paperwork is done for now

To everyone: Thanks again for the comments.

To my kids: I love you so much and miss you a lot. Please know I am praying for you that you will have a good day at school today, that basketball practice will go OK, even all the fun stuff like math and spelling!! And have fun tonight at cooking class and Bible study. You guys will have to tell me what your hardest spelling word is this week. As far as staying overnight with friends, Mommy and Daddy would prefer that you not do that until after we get home. Give each other a big hug and kiss and give Grandma and Grandpa a big hug, too.

We got to visit with Caleb/Sasha again for about 1 1/2 hours. We were actually visiting in the orphanage doctor's office today and Caleb seemed much more comfortable in there. He scooched up on the couch beside me, seemed very happy to see the bunnies again, got a big kick out of me copying his sounds and movements, was laughing and waving at people walking out of the room, played with the car that Kevin brought that winds up and flashes light with Kevin sitting beside him. It was very interesting to me to see a child his age so contented to just sit in one place and play and jabber. (He seems to be a bit conjested and has a yucky nose but didn't fight having his nose wiped too much.) A little later Kevin was on the floor with the car and crawled over toward Sasha to hand it to him and all of a sudden absolutely out of the blue Sasha got the saddest look on his face and these big tears sneaking out of his eyes. I felt bad for Sasha because it seemed so traumatic to him and I felt bad for Kevin because he is such a good Daddy and trying so hard. Maybe nobody here plays on the floor? He did let me hold him and comfort him and wipe his eyes. We took him back to the caregivers. Anyway it was pretty much time to go

GOTTA GO We're meeting with Meredith and her husband.



Anonymous said...

Love reading your blog and can't wait to see pictures! BTW I love the name Caleb - We are praying everything goes smoothly and you can get home soon!

Anonymous said...

Glad that all is going well. Can't wait to see pictures.

Anonymous said...

We all LOVE the name Caleb Alexander. He Sounds so cute.
I can't wait to see pictures.
Brandi and the Kids.

AZmomto7 said...

Kara was not too sure of DH Tom either, I know they rarely see men, but she did warm up to him, and now she seeks him out. He also takes her places with him, and she counts on him as much as she does me. She has only been with just us 6 weeks, Caleb will be OK, give him a little time.

Anonymous said...

cookie has to have a brase on here neck? we are doing fine and I want u to come home soon.
do u know what james eats his medison with no water. god be with u.
god bless u and be save.
love scheri

Anonymous said...

brndi loves to spent the night at my house can she do it again.

Anonymous said...

I ment brandi

Linda said...

Kevin & Joy, I just talked to your dad as I came in the church. It's snowing like crazy here - all the schools are closing today and everyone's going to pick up kids. It's about noon here and your dad said he heard Shoshone was closing - Melissa's school in Jerome closed at noon and I just cancelled my late afternoon lessons and came home. I had to drive in the snow on slick roads on Monday and I don't want to do that again anytime soon!!!!! I hate driving in the snow even though I was raised in it. I hate the feeling of "sliding out of control". And speaking of that, don't let the moments of "feeling out of control" scare you - Joy, God directs your daily steps and if you need to stay, He will be with you. I wish I was there to give you a friend to walk with. I'm sure though, knowing you, that you have already established great relationships there. We really miss you guys but we are waiting patiently for your return with little Caleb. He has no idea what an extending family he is going to have. I am excited about what the Lord will do in his life. Keep safe, warm and healthy! Remember, we are your city of refuge here at home. Love and hugs, Linda
p.s. please whisper in Caleb's ear that he has an "auntie Linda" waiting for him at home!

Yaritza said...

Kevin and Joy,
Jorge and I would like to know about taking dinner for your family while you are gone, as we promised. Please let us know who to contact here.

God bless you, love,