Sunday, September 26, 2010

How can he be home already??

It's so hard to believe that we have been home for a week with our precious Solomon.  I was thinking about the crazy journey of adoption...Solomon's journey in particular.  What a year it has been!!!  All the crazy, busy work of fundraising, the feelings of sadness because it felt like we'd never get to hold our boy, and then BAM he's home and fitting in as if he has always been here.  It's truly amazing!

I was asked the other night how has the transition from 5 kiddos to 6 been?  To be completely honest, it has been beautifully, wonderful!  I had no idea it could go this smoothly.  Solomon is truly doing fabulous.  How has been adopting an older child...again, simply amazing!  I know that every child is different but we've been blessed with such a happy little guy.  He's had some healthy grieving time which is usually comes when he's tired and doesn't want to go to bed...that's okay though, because it gives us some fabulous bonding time.  He'll curl up and cry the saddest cry, suck his thumb, and stare at his mama :)

All of the siblings are madly in-love with their new brother and spend all day giving each other a play-by-play of everything Solomon is's so cute!  They drag him all over the house and he drags them all over the house...adorable!

Communication is HILARIOUS!!!  He just jabbers and jabbers in Minnan.  He is sooooo patient and never gets mad if we don't understand.  I will say that he is the bomb when in comes charades....who needs words??

Daddy tried to go to the office on Wed. and Solomon stood by the door crying for daddy...he just kept calling, "Daddy-uhhh, Daddy-uhh) over and over.  I quickly called daddy and told him to only be gone for 2 hours and come back.  Let's just say we had one happy boy when his "daddy-uhh" walked in the door.

I will say there is nothing more precious then to hear my sleeping boy wake up calling "Mamuuhhh, Mamuuuhhh."  Sweet, beautiful sounds to my ears :)

 Swingin' on the neighbor's swing ;)

I am still so amazed at all the Lord has done for our family through each of you....I am honestly not sure that I will ever be able to completely process the beauty of this journey to our is truly incredible!!!


Anita said...

I was sooo excited to see this update from you!! And even more excited to hear how well Solomon is transitioning and bonding and just lovin' and being loved in his forever family! Stace...every time I see his sweet smile..just like the ones in his referral photos, it gives me such a hope and a peace as it's the same sweet smile I see on Kaleb's face too. What a blessing to see the Lord's provision in sooo many ways for your family with Solomon. So wish we were closer to spend time with your family. One day! :) HUGS!

Mandie said...

He so adorable and looks so happy. Thank you for updating us all on your progress as a growing family. The Lord has blessed you greatly and I am so happy you are all getting settled.


Rebekah said...

How wonderful to hear such a testimony! So thankful for what God has done and is doing in your family!

Kara said...

Glad to see you are all together!!!! Blessings today and always

strandfam said...

Rejoicing that your precious Solomon is HOME with HIS FAMILY! So happy for you guys! May God continue to bless you!

Tiffany said...

Just stopped by to see how things are going... joyful tears rolling down my face while reading this post :) Your little man is so sweet! So, so happy for you all! You and your family are just beautiful! Much love!