Monday, May 28, 2012
Answers to Prayer
So far, this adoption has been our easiest adoption.
Silas is doing so well, so much better than we ever expected. My greatest fear was the fact that he had been in foster care for over three years and this time around, this has been the greatest blessing.
We believe his foster family prepared him very very well for this adjustment, which is something I prayed for every single night. I did not want to go through another experience like we did with Lilah… we are still struggling with her and her issues. He knew exactly who we were, who each person was in our family and what was going on and it was very positive for him.
I do the positive side of foster care through this experience. Silas knows what family is, what each persons roll is and who to go to for what.
We do see little moments of fear and anxiety and sadness, but they are few and we do believe he is mourning in a healthy way.
We are thankful that no one got sick on our trip (Micah had a couple of hours where he wasn't well, but recovered very quickly) and that we felt God's hand on us at all times. I am thankful that I was able to handle this trip without Tim by my side, it was a growing experience for me. I knew I could do it and would be fine… but would prefer not to have done it alone!
I do think that Silas may not have bonded with me so well, had Tim been there. He loves his Baba and I may have been pushed aside from the start, but with me as his only choice, we now have a mother and son bond that is growing daily.
Zoe did well while I was gone. No issues other than some tears at Sunday School one day, luckily I have a great and understanding friend who is the teacher, who sat and comforted her. Thanks Shawna!
Silas really is just a sweet little boy. He is happy, full of joy, goofy and just very very sweet!
We see how he just wants to fit into our family. He is copying english and saying english words on his own already. He doesn't want to put his spicy sauce on all his food, he just wants to be like the rest of the kids. He cleans up his toys when he is done, he puts his dishes in the dishwasher, he gets dressed in the morning right after breakfast… he watches and learns and does. He loves to be outside with his brothers and while they ride their bikes over ramps and rails, he does the same on the tricycle.
1 John 5:14
This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.