Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adoption Journey: A PLACEMENT

We got the call today. The call about a little man who needed a family to love on him. I can't give details, and I can't even post a picture. But, I can tell you that this little man is NOT at all little. He is 10 and 1/2 months and is wearing 24 month clothes. And he is beautiful! The whole family is already totally in love with the little-not-so-little J-man.

Here are a couple of my random thoughts tonight.

1) CRAPFIRE! We have 4 kids. 2 who are NOT walking. Can we really do this?

2) Bryce and Connor were superheroes today. They loved making the J-man laugh and helped pick out some clothes, a new car seat, and a toy for him.

3) Alexis and the J-man loved splashing and playing together in the bath tub. It was so cute!

4) The J-man seems to be an easy going little dude and that just totally ROCKS.

5) He's already attached to his new Mommy.

6) I can't help but think about J-man's birth mom tonight. She needs prayer, lot's of prayer.

7) I'M TIRED! We got the call at 3:30pm and by 4:45pm J-man, a CPS worker, and an Arrow worker were in our house. I signed a lot of papers and got lots of information. It was fast, crazy, and yet I felt a calmness. I kept saying in my head, this is all God, and I need to just have faith that this is a part of his perfect plan. (OH yeah and today of ALL days, I got up at 5:45am to workout, no nap either....I'm very tired)

8) How am I going to go to the grocery store with 2 non walking babies and the older boys? (that just hurts my head)

9) Is everyone gonna sleep through the night tonight??

Yup that's that! I'll post more soon.


eloranicole said...

so so excited....and definitely praying for you. :) if you ever need a babysitter you know who to call!!

jennijen said...

I am so so so amazed by your family and your commitment and love for this calling. We will be praying for you, your new not-so-little guy, and his mom. Please, please, please let me know how we can be helpful to you guys. I'd love to hang with your kids while you go to the store!

Anonymous said...

Gigi is so very very proud of you all. I loved just watching you take this child to your heart in a matter of minutes. You carried him into the house and held him so close. and Adam.. you are an awesome man. You embraced this little guy. And the boys were so cute. Bryce just loved to make him laugh.. What loving kids they are. I love you all so much! I feel blessed to have been here to watch this all begin. I cherish this experience with you. I love you so much and prayer for you daily... God picked the perfect family for J-man... Lucky little guy..
Love Gigi

Megan said...

Wow. I love hearing about your journey. Seems to be going smoothly (so far). I'll be thinking about you lots this week, as the little guy adjusts to the McManus life.

Amy said...

amazing. praying for you all through this adjustment. so excited!!

EastCoastLove said...

WOOHOO!!! so much excitement and newness:) will be praying for y'all!

minda312 said...

i love that i can follow your blog. and i love that you are walking through this process with your family. and i wish i lived in your town so I could help with your kiddos :-)

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that I missed the J-man by 3 hours !! WOW. Why didn't I take a later flight home?!?! I'm so glad your mom was there for the beginning of this awesome journey. You and Adam are totally amazing and I'm so proud of you both. This little guy is very, very lucky to have you and Adam, the boys and Alexis. I'm thinking of you and praying for you and know that God is working in your lives daily and will give you the strength and wisdom that you will need to bless the J-man's life. God never gives us more than we can handle, so you will find your way and a rhythm with this addition to the family. Keep us posted and we look forward to hearing about the journey as it unfolds. I love you all very much.

Love Nana

PS Say hi to my boys for me and tell them Nana misses them!! Lexi too!

mommykoo said...

so exciting!!! God's plans are so perfect. praying for y'all as you figure out how to do it all with 4 kiddos!!

Jenn said...

Hello!! I'm a friend of Amy W.'s. We traveled to China together. She sent me your blog address. So excited for you!! We got a call yesterday and are going to be placed with a newborn this afternoon!!!! EEK!!! We are in San Antonio, so not too far from you! Our agency is out of Austin. Maybe y'all are with them too? We are with Family Link.

Praying for you as you adjust to a new life! :) Such a beautiful family you have!!


dreamingBIGdreams said...

so excited for you!

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