Whoa!!! Breathe In. I think that we have a few minutes to post, so here it goes. Life has been hectic with two children who are completely dependent on us, but it is wonderful. The Lord has provided above and beyond all that we could imagine. Our two boys are even more of a blessing to us than we could ever even have dreamed of. They both have their unique personalities and gifts. They have both truly have helped us to see the love that God has for us. We love these boys more than words can express even though this is only our third day with them, and His word says that He knew us before we were born and He knit us together in our Mother's womb. How incredibly our Heavenly Father must love us.
We got David and Daniel on Monday January 9th and we have been making up for lost time ever since. The transition has gone altogether very well for us. Both boys have slept through the night both nights. They will eat continuously which is what we have let them do because of their past experience. They have to learn that there will always be an abundance and that they no longer have to scrounge for every last bit of nourishment they can find. Father, please help them to know that you care for even their smallest needs.
Daniel is our little character. He was able to make his own way in the orphanage and has done fairly well for a child in those conditions. He is very smart and has begun to open up to us. He is adapting very well and is a big helper to us and his brother. He loves trucks, balls, trains and electronics. He found my iPhone with his and David's pictures on it and took it to bed. He also loves the camera and the macbook. He is a ham for the video and loves to see himself in it.
David smiled at us the first time we saw him but it has been harder to earn his trust because life has not been kind at all to him up to this point, but that has changed. He is very small for a three year old and he has just begun to walk taking only a few steps. Many normal events terrify him. He has also run fevers and has a cough right now . He is on antibiotics and ibuprofen but please pray for his physical and emotional healing. He is however the sweetest little child and once we break through to him he will realize that we will not hurt him and that his old situation is the past.
That's about all for now. Please enjoy the pictures. We also know that all of your prayers have made this journey easier and we covet them. Please pray for our boy's continued healing and that we would become one seamless family. We appreciate and love you all.
Lee and Mary Ellen