Keyla is normally the blogger, but today I'm giving the update, because it was a very special day for me. :o)
We started off Monday by touring Emperor Haile Selassie's former palace, which has now been turned into a museum on the history of Ethiopia. We learned so much about the country, and even learned more about the region where Ethan is from. Very cool! Check out Keyla in front of the palace.
Then we headed to lunch (great pizza!) and then back to the transition home! It was day 2 with Ethan, and it was all about time with daddy today. We spent 15 minutes getting re-acquainted, and then he decided it was time for a nap. He just snuggled right up to me, and feel asleep in about 10 seconds! For almost 2 hours I lay there with him on my chest, just listening to him breathe. I love this little guy so much!
He would pat me gently on the arm as he slept, and then he would reach up and grab my adam's apple, to feel my voice. He would wake up every so often to turn his head, and then would go right back to sleep. Priceless! Even after he woke up, he just lay in my arms, watching everyone around us. I can't wait to do this full-time.... hehe. He finally decided he was hungry, so polished off a bottle and a bowl of food. He's definitely not shy about eating!
The afternoon ended all too soon, but as we handed him back off to the nanny, we knew that Tuesday we would be seeing him in the morning! We get a chance to talk with his care team on Tuesday, and thank them for their work. Btw, what a dedicated and amazing care team in the transition home! I am truly amazed at the love and devotion each of the nannies give to all the children there. They are truly extending Christ's ministry in all they do.
Thanks for your continued prayers. We meet with the doctor on Wednesday to discuss his health, and then Thursday is court day! If it's God's will and in His time, we could get approved same day, and he could be living with us by Friday! Until next post...
Love to all - Jeremy