6wks, we´ve been here 6wks! Hard to believe. Our life before these kids seems so far away, Tyler & I were talking & we can´t remember how it was before them, it feels like they have always been part of the family.
Today we got up & headed to La Casa for the kids to say goodbye & also to get a copy of the video that was taken while we were there. The file is incredible huge & I am having trouble getting it to our IT (Chris) department in the states to it will just have to wait until we get home. But we got some very precious memories that we are excited to share with you all.
While we were at La Casa saying our goodbyes we got to meet 2 other families that were there adopting baby boys. Both of the fathers had been adopted from La Casa when they were kids, isn´t that amazing! Everytime we are there we get to see another miracle happen!
After our visit we were supposed to head home to drop off me, Martha & 4 of the kids. Papi & big brother needed to head to a Bogota office & get a special card for him to travel since he is now over the age of 7, but our timing got off & we ended up all going to the office. As Tyler & big brother headed off to the office Martha & I were left alone with the 4 other kids for about 2 hours in the car…uh-oh. But the kids did great, everybody got a small matchbox car & the kids played sweetly for the entire time while Darth took a nap in Mami´s lap! Amazing!!
After a quick lunch we headed to the ICBF office to turn in our new name certificates for the kids & sign some more paperwork. While we were there the kids & Martha & I were stuck in the car for another hour. Luckily this time there was a soccer field nearby, needless to say once again the kids did a great job & amused themselves for the good part of an hour & then we watched some high school soccer practice, the boys were pretty impressed (I told them about Bryce & Sam back in TX who could teach them all of the soccer moves they are going to need).
Tomorrow is another day full of appointments & the kids will need to be well behaved again. Please prayer for the kid´s patience & behavior & that the process continues to go smoothly. So close to being home we can almost taste the “On the Border.”
Also as promised here is our very first family photo, I believe that my favorite compliment is when my mom says ever so sweetly, “You look like a bunch of refugees”…