This past week we received paperwork from the court, showing that the court approved our adoption. We just have to have Abby in our home for 6 months, which will fall on September 23rd. Then it could be any day after that, that she will legally be ours. We can hardly wait and already feel like she is.
It’s so amazing to see her sisters trying to get her to say their names. Abby is still saying ma, da, and makes a barking noise, which we think she is sounding like our dog Cody, trying to mimic him. We also hear some sounds that sound, like sissy, Lizzy, Bobby and Aubrey. I told Beka this week, I heard Abby say Bob and I wished I had called her cause she’s just not sure that her little sissy is saying her name.
A few weeks ago our Church did McRest, where homeless women and children, were fed and had a place to sleep. Michael and I donated one meal and I couldn’t really help out since I had the baby with me, but I decided to go there with Abby and be a part of it. Anyway it broke my heart to see these women and children, It wasn’t what I even thought or expected. Some of the women were better dressed than me, since they have a job. I guess some people think homeless people are bums or lazy. All of the children, were just like anyones child. It was so sweet cause the little ones came up to Abby and were trying to hold her hand and play.
I also realized some of the things that Abby could have lived through, poverty, hunger and homelessness, I am just so thankful every moment that she is with us. Abby is still teething quite hard and has days that it really hurts her and makes her a touch cranky. Michael and I both saw a news report on an infant that was shaken to death and we both thought of little Abby, and all the children that have been saved by these things.
There are moments that I am tired, it’s been over 10 years since we’ve had a little one, but it has so many rewards. Abby is the sweetest baby I could ever imagine, she gives us open kisses and loves to snuggle, only when she wants to, of course. She is almost 11 months old and she jumps up and down, hops and now knows how to play patty cake. We are constantly watching to see what she does and says.
Today is Beka and Dustin’s 1st Wedding Anniversary, I can’t believe how quick the time has gone by. I am so happy to be a part of their life and to see them grow and be in their marriage. Happy Anniversary my special daughter and her hubby, love you both so much and we enjoy the times we spend with you. We are continuing to learn, what it is to have a married daughter.
It is such an honor to have 4 daughters, to have a wonderful husband, to have great family and wonderful friends. Our life is truly blessed! Last year around this time we knew we would be taking our foster/adopt classes the following month. I feel like so much has happened in the last year, it is truly amazing.
There is neither Jew or Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:28
More to come later!