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James 1:27 – “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction”

Monday, December 27, 2010

Embassy Appointment and Bath Time

We just skyped with Tom, Caleb and Julia so we have a little update on their day.  The appointment at the Embassy and the clinic, where Julia had to have her pre-going home physical, all went fine.  Tom and Caleb are learning so much about Julia now that she is with them full time.  One thing they have learned is that when it is Julia's meal time, you better have a meal made for her.  She is pretty much happy if she is fed on time.  Tom gave her a bath today and he said she loved it.  In fact, he said she was a crazy girl in the tub and seemed to really be enjoying it.  While we were talking with Caleb for a little bit, Tom was trying to get Julia to sleep for the night by rocking her in the stroller.  She did fall asleep and it was so cute to see her over the computer.  Tom is doing such an awesome job taking care of Julia and finishing up the adoption process in EE.  I'm so glad Caleb is there to help him.

We had a "little" blizzard here on the east coast last night.  Actually, I think some of the drifts were about a foot or more high.  I had a friend come and plow most of the driveway and then a neighbor came over and helped me with the rest of the clean up.  The kids, here at home with me,  had a chance to play in the snow.

I found out today that a friend at our church has a ton of baby equipment that she would like to offer to us.  I was blown away.  She has a high chair, pack-n-play, exersaucer and car seat for us.  She also offered us a toddler bed, since Julia will be getting our three year old son's crib and he will need a toddler bed.  I am so thankful for her generosity.

Our family has truly been blessed through this whole process.  We are so grateful to God, our church, our friends and our families.  I was explaining to my children the other night how God has truly shown us many of His miracles during this journey.  We are all forever changed.