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Monday, May 31, 2010

Our Babies!!


Isaiah loves to slide

Our first glimpse of Isaiah

Mommy and her baby

Isaac loves toys like this

Daddy getting acquainted with his little man

Enjoying a little bottle-he doesn't really like it very much

We were delighted to spend a day with our boys yesterday at
the Jonah House in Taipei.
We started out in the morning meeting Penny, the english
speaking social worker at the Jonah House, and then heading right up to the
nursery to meet Isaac. He is surrounded by nurses that really love him. It
appears he was extremely sick a year ago in March-and they almost lost him-and
he is very special to all of them. I will try to get some pictures today of all
of the nurses-it is unbelievable how much they think of him.

AfterIsaac went down for his morning nap, we had a bit of time
to ourselves, which we spent wondering how life was really going to be when we
get home with our 2 boys. I think we have been so busy up to this point we
haven't had much time to ponder the extent of our decision to bring these 2 boys
into our homes and lives. There is a bit of fear and trembling in both of us as
we recognize there will be many hours of doctor visits ahead of us, therpaies of
many different kinds. Isaac is currently in occupational and physical therapy,
Isaiah is in developmentally slow classes.

We had to do some memory work yesterday-how we found these
boys, how we felt led to them, how we prayed and prayed for God to lead us to
our future children and how we alwasy prayed for Him to shut doors we aren't to
go through. Well, He never shut any doors, and other than the paperwork taking
such a long time to arrive, the entire process has been incredibly smooth
and uneventful-even quick-we had Cathwel's approval in 1 day-the court process
was only a month long-we just have to deal with our own fears, and remember we
have 2 little boys who need us very much, and there are 3 waiting at home who
think the world of them and can't wait for them to come home.

In the afternoon, we went upstairs to meet Isaiah, and did he
ever smile when we walked into the room. He loves toys that make noise, or have
lights on them, and he loves to build with legos, and enjoys slides and all
sorts of riding toys. He is a lovely little boy, and he seems very smitten with
his little brother, always wondering where he is and what he is doing.

Today, we will bring them back to the Agora for the day, and
return them to the Jonah House for tonight.

Until later

Chris and Chuck


Michelle said...

SO handsome!!! LOVE the pictures!!

Sandra & Steve said...

Love your pictures this post and the last. So happy you are there with your boys! It does sound overwhelming and yet, thank you so much for posting even where you feel vulnerable, it reminds me of our hopes as we pursue our journey to our 7 yr old in Taiwan and the realities we will face once we meet her. Your honesty, faith and above all else love, shine through. Your boys are adorable!!! Wonderful to see them with you.

Shana said...

It is so amazing to finally see the boys with you! They look so happy as do the both of you. I can understand your worries and they are valid. The love that you all have for those boys will make all the difference in their lives. I can't wait to read more updates!

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

congrats on meeting your sweeties! God will give you what you need to be the best parents for them! How long till you bring the boys home? With Jeremiah the day we meet him, we take him with us!

Gotcha Day JUNE 7 Taiwan Time :)

Debberoo said...

Oh so beautiful your boys! Thrilled to see you back in Taiwan and with your little guys.

Completely understand you feeling some trepidation about what lies ahead, it must feel overwhelming but just take it a step at a time and hopefully you will soon find the new rhythm of your life and from the looks of these photos the days ahead are going to be filled with some enormous smiles. Your boys are soooo gorgeous!!! Can't wait for more pics.

lots of love Debsx

Robin said...

I am so happy to see you with your boys. They are so handsome. You are just beaming with the new mommy glow. Enjoy your special time.

Joe and Jane said...

They look so happy and healthy and simply wonderful! I'm thrilled that it's all going so well. Huge congratulations!

Annie said...

Wow! I'm gone for a week, and there you are in Taiwan already! So exciting! Thank you for your honesty at wondering about the road ahead. We have requested a child with some needs that will require extra care too, and sometimes it sounds as though it will be overwhelming. -Again, God, just lead the way, because You know what we can do with your help and guidance.