Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blessings

Happy Father's Day to all of you who are fathers!!! I know blog-land is heavy on the female front, but you Daddy's out there need a shout out!

So, Ahren is really coming home. I still can't believe or understand that in the full sense of it. We were going to bring home an 8 month old boy. Then later adopt a toddler girl. So much for well laid plans! Now we are bringing home a little boy. A child with his own ideas, own thoughts, own language. Can you feel the shift? I can. A baby is so different than a pre-schooler. Maybe I am lucky I have experienced 3 pre-schoolers before. But none of them are the same. Not really. I understand the underlying pre-school psyche allright. But a preschool psyche torn away from everything he has ever known, different language, strange home, stranger people? Whole different ballgame this time. 

We spent all day Saturday working on being ready. Carseat - check. Clothes - check. Pajamas - check. Shoes - check. Diapers, wipes, sippy cups, bottles, socks, toys, bed, etc. All Check. Physically we are set. 

Levi wanted to buy so many things for Ahren and matching things for him. We bought lots of matching shirts, boots, toys, shorts, outfits. He wants Ahren to be just like him. I keep telling him how Ahren may cry, throw fits, etc and he just says he will be there to hold his hand and let him know it is OK. How sweet is that? He says he loves his brother and wants t help him. 

I think we are getting there emotionally. All of us. The last crazy ride on the roller coaster...

Wheeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

angieshaffer said...

Dalaney was brought into my life around the same age as your Ahren. It is a pretty easy transition and the language barrier won't be as hard as you thought. He will pick it up so quick, you will be amazed at how quickly he will understand you. I am still so happy for you all, and can't wait to read all about him when you get him home. This is so exciting!

JuJu - said...

YOu have been on my mind and in my heart all weekend -
and you have a big cheering ection going on here in NC:):)

Angel said...

WOOOHOOOOO! So happy. Hugs, Angel

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your blog for some time now. I am so happy to see that Ahren will be coming home soon. We brought home our daughter last summer from Guatemala after 14 long months. I have felt your pain with all the waiting. Best wishes and have a safe trip. God bless. Carrie in Sylva, NC

dana said...

Levi will be awesome, he has such a big heart. I cannot wait to see those two little boys in mathcing outfits! I am so happy for you all!
Love you!

Heather said...

Congratulations!

margaret said...

I've been reading your blog for a while. I just got back in town and raced to the computer to read some blogs (I've missed them!). I am soooo happy to see your good news. I hope things move quickly in the next few weeks and that Ahren has the smoothest possible transition into your loving family. I'm looking forward to seeeing your updates. Thanks so much for sharing.