Monday, August 25, 2008

The Boy is Ours!

Greetings all,
It is late Monday Night, and I'm in the stuffy business center of the Renaissance Hotel by the Olympic Stadium (yea, the one the US boycotted in 1980). What a fantastic day we had. We dropped off some final documents to apply for a passport for Paul, then headed to the Orphanage to pick him up. This was the hardest part of the day. He didn't want to leave the only life he has ever known, no matter how good we made it sound. We went straight back to the Hotel for lunch after leaving the orphanage. he was still quite suspicious (and not all the hungry). We took our afternoon nap (yes - he still takes naps) and it was almost as if I could read on his face "I really like these high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets). There is a very pleasant park just down the street, so after he awoke, we headed down there (stopping by the grocery store for some ice cream and treats). He is a good little walker, and he really liked the slides and the swing - although he wasn't up for the parallel bars (yes, they have parallel bars in the park). Back to the hotel for a swim, a shower and dinner (Apples, bread, and yogurt). I ran out to get a MacDoanlds for Amy and I. Thanks for all your prayers - they mean so much to us, and God has been so faithful. I thought today was going to be a lot tougher. Amy is doing an incredible job. I was trying to get him to drink something, I knew he had to be thirsty, but he didn't want the apple juice I got him in the sippy cup. She told me to pour it into a regular coffee cup (like he is used to drinking from - low and behold - he guzzled the whole thing down in 10 sec. flat.

I'm going to bed - I've got to go back with some more docs for the clinic tomorrow - Wednesday is his exam, Thursday - free day, Friday - U.S. Emabassy and home.

Grace, Peace, and Joy.



camp h said...

YIPPIE!!!! Congratulations!! What a special day today is! We are so proud of you guys! We can hardly wait to meet Paul. It sounds like the transition went fairly smooth...that's awesome. We will continue to pray for God's faithful hand upon your sweet family. We love you all so much, and miss you a ton! Thinking of you.....happy "gotcha day"!!!!

Love you all!

Liz, Jon, Jake and Luke

Susie McHale said...

We are so happy for you guys.....this has been an amazing blessing. Can't wait to see this years Christmas photo with all four of you!!!

Safe travels back "HOME"!
The McHale's

camp h said...

Message from Dad and Margaret...they asked me to post it for them because they don't have blogger accounts.

Robert and Amy,

We are very happy for you both! Good luck with everything. We are so pleased to see that things have gone so well for you.


Dad and Margaret

Lee Ann Jackson (Ambassador) said...

Rob & Amy and Little Paul,

Thanks for the update--you may be far geographically at the moment, but not far in thought and prayer friends! Congratulations!

Lee Ann

John W said...

Oh what a joyful day!!! The hand of God is at work and you dear friends are in the middle. What a blessing to see Paul's life beginning with you. Prayers continue and hugs across the miles!
John & Jani Williamson

camp h said...

It's hard to believe that it's almost been 8 months!!! We miss you guys!!!!!!! Love you! Liz