Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bring on #7! Just kidding honey!!

Josiah is such an easy baby! I could not have imagined an easier transition, a happier baby, and a perfect fit he is into our family. He truly fits like a glove!

It's been 3.5 years since we brought home our girls from Haiti. I can honestly say that, that was such a hard time for me as a mom. I had to do a lot of attachment therapy for both girls, and reteach their little brains how to cope in various situations. There were daily tantrums, sleepless nights, attachment parenting ALL THE TIME, food issues, surgeries, attitudes and some huge defiant behaviors! On top of trying to be mom to my three othree other boys. I wasn't able to spend much time with my bio boys for those first 6 months. But, all it was worth it in the end. Our girls are secure, very loving, respectful, and healthy. God really stretched me in so many ways!
So, for our next adoption, I was prepared for anything! Including disabilities.
God truly gave us such a wonderful gift with Josiah Blessing! I seriously could not have even imagined it being this good! Josiah is one of the most happy babies I have ever been around. He is forming great attachments with us, always being within eye shot of me, and always rewarding us with smiles. We did take him to church on Sunday. It was great to see that he started recognizing the difference between strangers and our family. When I was in Liberia, he smiled at everyone. Now, he is more reserved in smiling at strangers, and looks to me for assurance. I love that!
His daddy and siblings are so in love with him! I love all the helping hands I have. Having 5 other kids to help is awesome!
No I'm an not thinking about a #7! I was kidding!


Missy said...

Hi Christina, I am Missy and I also adopted from AoH 2 years ago. I haven't been around much lately on the AoH group so didn't know your whole story although I am familiar with who you are. I just read your post on the group and am anxious to hear more. Thanks for sharing. Josiah is just precious and I am just tickled to hear that your family is doing so well. I'm ready for another one too and I'm not kidding :o). I'll be a faithful reader now that I've discovered your blog. I think I need therapy, I am such a blog junkie. Take care, Missy

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing with the AOH group. Because of all of the recent posts and deletings, we have decided to work with another agency. I am so thankful for your honesty, which I believe has spared us from a bad situation. I wish you the best with little Josiah. He is adorable!

Brandi said...

Hey, great job today, girl!

Love you!

Scott and Katy said...

Dear dear Christina,
Your family is so very beautiful.
We are so very grateful to our Lord for all these amazing blessings!

Merry, Merry Christmas!
We love you,