In our room at House of Hope
After a great, intense week in Ethiopia, we are home -- familiar, comfortable, and surrounded by our kids! Thank you so much for all the prayers while we were gone! We feel so blessed and humbled to have so many awesome people in our lives! Taye is doing really well all things considered. He went to bed last night at 8 (he likes to be rocked to sleep which I love!) and was up at 5:30. I can totally live with that! I actually like him waking up early b/c then I get some alone time with him. He loves the kids, I mean LOVES them. He will go to Kaitlin instead of me any day so we are trying to be really careful to help him bond with us as his parents.
This afternoon we are taking him to and international adoption specialist to have him evaluated and also to an ENT doctor. We were told that he is deaf in February (finding that out is a journey I want to do a post about sometime). He verbalizes a lot-- way more than I would expect a totally deaf child to do. Actually - he is really LOUD, most of the time!:) We are anxious to have him evaluated in the U.S. to find out where they say that he is. We were encouraged by strong Christians while in Ethiopia to pray for and believe that God will heal him. Honestly, we have prayed that he would be able to hear through medical intervention but not asked that God would totally heal him. Please pray for wisdom for us!
okay-- I need to help a frustrated 2 y/o with his toy :)