Sunday, January 24, 2010

Welcome Home!

I will get Chris to put some pictures up, we are still all over the place, but I felt I should write something to update everyone. Tomorrow, marks one week home! Everyone seems to be adjusting well. We can't believe how well Mykah and Jax are doing. The are warm and friendly and don't seem to know a stranger. Bed time was interesting where Mykah would just scream for a while and Gracen and Maddie didn't really know what to do with that, but she seems to be relaxing. We took the kids to see the doctor on Tuesday and did some labs and a physical and everything looks fine. We will go back in a few months to recheck some labs and follow Jax's height and weight. He is currently in size 12 month clothes. Dinner is interesting, trying to get 5 kids to sit and eat and use their manners. Let's just say it will never be boring. Colin last night told me that we need to adopt another brother, so I guess he is coping pretty well. We alwas did say we would have 6! Mykah asks me whenever I go somewhere "Mom, are you coming back". That is tough and I wonder what is going through their minds. Jax goes to the dentist on Monday and it looks like he is going to need a good bit of dental work, but it will come.

Chris' mom leaves on Monday night and Marlene leaves on Friday. They have been a HUGE blessing as we settle back in. I don't know what I will do when I need to cook dinner and do dishes again :) Chris has been studying for an exam that he has on Saturday and then he has the first two weeks of February offf and we are really looking forward to some family time. We will also be spending some time with a few families that are considering adoption. That is very exciting!

All in all, we are doing well. It is great to be home and the only thing missing is that our dear friend Melanie is STILL trying to get home. Please pray that by some miracle, she would go to court this week and make it to her brother's wedding the first week of February.

I will write more this week and truly want to say THANK YOU to those that made all of this possible!!!


Laura said...

Finding a new "normal" for our family when we returned from Africa was really hard. We had a moment over Christmas break where two of our girls were at sleepovers one night and there were only 4 kids at home. We couldn't believe how quiet and easy it was. That is when we knew that we had adjusted to our family with 6 children!!

Praying for you as you figure out your new "normal."

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Unknown said...

Thanks for keeping us updated!

Praying that you have a smooth transition.

God bless!
Leah & the Lifesong staff

Hays Family said...

Welcome Home! It sounds a lot like our adjustment. It will be so great to have that time together in February! Can't wait to see more pictures!