Sunday, May 3, 2009

New and Old Friends, Update on B




 What a lovely weekend we have had.  We met new friends in the Boston.  I pulled my younger kids out of school to meet these families that they have known from afar.  I love both of these families.  They are great examples of love, grace, and passion for my kids and me.  I only wish that we lived closer.  Last night some old friends took Jason and I out to dinner because they wanted to celebrate B.  They have three beautiful children, two adopted from Korea and one biological. They have been so supportive of us from the start (something not to be taken for granted.)  They are as excited to get the new pictures or updates as we are.  This afternoon, we are getting together with several families who have or are adopting from Ethiopia.  


Andrew left for the Dominican Republic yesterday.  He had quite a week getting ready, finishing school work, collecting baseball equipment, packing, etc.  He got such an amazing response from the area towns, colleges, and individuals.  All of these men and women are amazing people who go down and treat and train the people in some of the poorest areas.  The touching part is that one of the men in particular has made such an effort to keep me aware of where and what they are doing so I won't worry about Andrew. 


We received an update on B.  We have also received pictures and even videos of her.  They are bittersweet.  We love them but are so ready for the real thing.  We want to hold her, comfort her, teach her, and love her.  


“She is a great sleeper.  She can sleep through all the other kids crying and playing during the afternoon.  When she woke, I reached out for her and she did not cry, but she looked to her caregiver to see if I was acceptable.  She walked over towards her caregiver constantly looking at me.  She is eating well, too.  Her oversized belly proves it.  Today, her pant button popped open from the strain.  J  She looked down to see what had happened and then continued playing.  What a cutie.  She is healthy and doing well.  She is a good sharer – her toys are never hers alone.  She is always willing to give to her friends.  She walked around the room with two toy rings on her wrist, really promoting her dainty girly side!” --J

Weight:  12. 6 Kg



7 comments:

Lori said...

Good stuff!! What a great day we had!

emily said...

such a treat for my family. Wish we did live closer-- move to Texas! Look forward to meeting Jason and Andrew next time. Will pray for his trip.

Lori S said...

So good to hear about B! She IS a little cutie! She will have so much fun with her older siblings!

sparkz said...

Jen, I LOVE THIS POST! The update is so good to hear. All of the changes- awesome! I am so glad you shared it! She does have a cute big belly! :) I can just see her looking down and then continuing to play also- haha! I can't wait for you to have her home. Praying for you guys!

sparkz said...

OH and I agree w/Emily, move to Texas! :)

Adoption Cubed said...

What a blessing the video must be to see little B in action! Sounds like you are making some good life-long connections!

Rebecca

sparkz said...

Happy Mothers Day! Enjoy it!