I want to paint a quick picture of the progess we've made. I hope to write more soon! Some of the big victories after adoption would seem small to others, but they are truly to be celebrated!
A mother able to hold her and cuddle her son while he drinks his bottle
before he didn't want to be touched or even looked at while he drank his bottle.
A father who can gently toss his son in the air to huge smiles and laughter
before it was met with terror and tears.
An older brother who can hold his younger brother on his lap
before he had to always stay an arm's length away.
A sister being led (dragged) by the hand to play
before his only physical contact with her was to hit her.
We still have a long ways to go, but these are milestones to celebrate! I really want to sit and write more about our adjustment so far (the good, the bad, AND the ugly!) but there is a giggly boy who wants Umma so it'll have to be later. :)
7 weeks home picture: