What a day!
I mean really.....WHAT.A.DAY.
We started out our day with the amazing and wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel! Of course!
Around 2 o'clock we headed to the Civil Affairs office with two other families.
We had our paperwork.
Gifts for the orphanage people.
Toys and snacks for Jude.
The butterflies in my tummy were abundant and wild! lol
Even though this is our third adoption, I still get an array of crazed emotions!
Will he cry?
Will he shut down?
Will he like me?
Can I win him over?
WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?
HOW CAN I HELP CALM HIS FEARS?
HOW CAN ADOPTION BE SO BEAUTIFUL AND YET SO BRUTAL???
Oh Lord, fill Jude with peace. Let him know that I love him. Only You can calm his fears!
We only waited about 15 minutes.....
Then I saw him.
So much LOVE!
He was so scared.
I comforted him.....the best I could.
He is from Maoming Social Welfare Institute.
It was a five hour drive.
The head nanny said he didn't sleep, eat, or drink anything!
My poor baby.
So we fed him.
All was well.....
As well as it could be under these circumstances.
At the hotel, he allowed me to put some new clothes on him.
And he seemed interested in his puppy and his car.
The rest of the evening went pretty smoothly.....tentatively......carefully.
The best part of this day????
Jude fell asleep in my arms!
Now he rests close by to my bed. Like very close.
I hear his precious sleeping sounds and sighs as he lies in his crib.
Sweetest sounds EVER!
I am blessed!
You calmed his fears!
All glory and praise to God, our Father!