Where has time gone? I’m long overdo to give you an adoption update and it’s coming. Until then here’s a glimpse of our daily joy giver. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about…catch up on our South Africa adoption journey that started over 5 years ago.
I promised this update a while ago and I just couldn’t get the words out. So here it goes… We’ve almost been home 7 months! I’d love to tell you that it’s been a constant upward trajectory of wonderfulness (you know…rainbows, unicorns and kittens), but it hasn’t. Our Joyful Moments Date nights have resumed. This […]
I know I just gave an adoption update yesterday, but I wanted to share this little joy. First a little background… We learned quickly that Lindi coped as a dizzy performer, a metaphor that Patty Cogen uses in her book Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child. She waved, she charmed in hopes to get 100% of our […]
Last night as I looked at a few pictures of the first couple of days we met Lindiwe, I felt completely overwhelmed. My eyes fill with tears as I gaze at the uncertain look in her eyes and I wish with all my heart that she could have been ours sooner. Sweet Lindi, I would […]
We’ve been back in Michigan for almost 7 weeks! And Lindiwe has been with us for 3 months! I can hardly believe it. Most days I don’t even know where the time goes. Poof and the day is done! Life is full and yet it’s a good full…most days. Lindiwe is now 17 months old. […]
So, I’m LONG overdue for an adoption update. Here’s a little preview of the adorableness in our house. I plan to write something later tonight (if we don’t have a screaming baby). Right now I need to check on a suspicious diaper (I’m afraid!) and get my workout in. And here’s one more… Jack, […]
I’m way behind in sharing with you our journey so far in South Africa. Like I mentioned in the previous two posts, we met Lindiwe for the first time on Jan. 24. We returned early the next morning to feed her breakfast and learn about her medications. Later that morning we took her on our […]
As I mentioned yesterday, I headed down to the baby room with Lindi and her caregiver while Matt and the boys stayed back. Being in her familiar place was definitely the way to get to know each other a little. I sat down on the cushioned corner of the room near her and slowly started […]
I introduced you yesterday to Lindiwe, our new daughter. Our adoption became official last week Wednesday and I wanted to wait for that to share more info on Give Me Neither. Here’s a start to what we’ve been up to for the last 3 weeks…. On Jan. 24. after meeting with Lindi’s social worker and […]
Well, it’s official…Lindiwe is our daughter! I plan to post more details tomorrow. We’ll still be in South Africa for about 3.5 more weeks.