Our Adoption Story

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Look whose smiling today :)

Adam was able to upload this photo to me today :) 

Adam said today Joyce/Ezra is a totally different baby. Smiling, lots of singing, and babbling...much more expression today. I got to hear his sweet voice over Face Time this morning. Such a sweet sound, he sounded happy and was saying "babababa" to me on the phone. Adam and Cindi are doing well and trying to really enjoy their time there. They were able to go back to Arms of Love today and spend the morning with all the children. They took lots of photos that we will upload and get to families that are matched with the children as soon as possible. I remember that being SUCH a huge blessing to us when families did the same thing. Can't wait to send them that same blessing. Adam had such a great time at Arms of Love with all the kids. Cindi told me the entire time he was there he just played and played so hard with them. Made up games, jump roped, threw balls, and sang and sang.  He got back to the hotel totally exhausted. I'm so proud of him, giving every ounce of himself to them for the short time he had there. Love that.

Adam says the television in the lobby/bar of the hotel is always covering the devastation of the rebel army taking over the city of Goma in the DRC. Everyone feels sad and on edge about it. Adam obviously isn't able to understand the coverage or what people around him are saying, but he gets the general sense of fear and such sadness over this happening to their people and beautiful country. Although I'm sure this is the norm for them.

Also, Adam and Cindi have just gone on and on about how wonderful their guide/translator John is. They can't imagine doing this without him. The best money ever spent they said. They have said he is so great, has a great sense of humor, he loves the kids, and speaks English really well. They have total confidence in him and his leading of them. I have been really happy to hear that. They said, there have been families at St. Anne's there with them, who have gone through different agency's, and haven't been able to even leave the hotel. They have no guide or help around the DRC. Adam and Cindi are so grateful they have been out to eat, to the markets, and back and forth to the orphanage because of John. MUCH thanks to our agency Wasatch Adoptions for hiring John for their families!


April Bardell said...

I have been telling my family and friends about your story. I'm so excited for you that you are so close to having him in your arms at last! I will continue to pray for you and your family and all those affected by the troubles there!