Thursday, October 9, 2008

8 days later....

There is more to this story....we got to take him home Monday and have been loving every minute of parenthood since then.

We will fill you in with more details about what took place Sunday and Monday, but for now we just want to say thank you to each and every one of you who has given us your love, support, tears, congrats and rejoiced with us over our miracle.

He is doing great, gaining weight, eating like a champ, sleeping well and is the sweetest little boy.

This week we met with an adoption attorney, started our home study with the adoption agency, went to the pediatrician, and got fingerprinted for our background check.

It's a crazy whirlwind and we couldn't be happier.

Please pray for all the legal aspects of the adoption process and that things would come together quickly - just as they have the past 8 days.

Please pray for Samantha and her mother Jill. They have given us a priceless gift - a son and a grandson. Pray for physical and emotional healing and for peace that this was the right decision. Our hearts are filled with so much love and gratitude for them.

As I write this, 10+ people are at our home fixing, painting and preparing for us to bring Samuel home next week (we didn't exactly have a nursery ready!). We are staying at my parents in Eden Prairie this week. We are so blessed to be loved by so many.

Friends we don't know what the future holds. We are taking things one day at a time. But we are committed to loving this little guy for as many days as God gives us, trusting his future - and ours - to a great big God.

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