Here in Wisconsin, I had this amazing idea to start full-time school this morning to wisely use our time the next two weeks before the guys got home!
I did not factor in that the incredible excitement about Tate would occupy ALL of our brain space!!
But we have had a good day!
Tate had a GREAT first day.
They spent the afternoon and evening in their room.
Even the paperwork, finalization photo of Blake and Tate, and Tate’s passport photo were taken in the room.
When the guide asked Tate to sit for his passport photo, he told her that “this is boring!”
Tate’s personality is ADORABLE!!
The guide told Tate many things before she left them. Blake told her what to say to him. It REALLY helped with their lack of ability to communicate.
I was able to be back on Skype by 6 a.m. this morning! With a strong cup of coffee at my side!!
As Addie, Chad, and Lane woke up, they would each join me at the computer.
(Eliza slept too late to meet Tate this morning!)
Each time Tate would see a new face on the screen, he would stop, put up his hand and count on his fingers!!! SO funny!!!
Tate started to look and act sleepy. Blake asked Tate if he was tired by folding his hands and laying his head on them. Tate shook his head “yes!” When Blake showed Tate his pjs, he shook his head “yes” again. Sweet boy, you are SO precious!!
Waving to his Mama!!! (that’s ME!!)
We were told by the guide that Tate drank warm milk before bed. We are pretty sure it was in a bottle, and I am so sad I did not send one.
Can you say personality??!! Grant held up his hands in a karate move, and this is what he got back!!
Tate’s 24 month size pjs fit him perfectly!
The window ledge is floor level! Tate likes to stand on it. See that colorful book on the right? That is the photo album we sent to Tate last October! It looks well used. What a blessing!
Tate did get a little sad at bedtime, but allowed Blake to comfort him and he fell right to sleep and slept all night long.
I have looked at these photos thousands of times!
The girls took the kids in the pool this afternoon to allow me to rest, and I was just so overwhelmed with emotion that the sobs finally came.
You all, I wish you could feel what this is like……every single heart ache, every single joy, every single victory, every single tear that has fallen…..
This is front row seats to God’s miracles. And I cannot believe He chose us to sit here!
The support that is POURING in today is jaw dropping. Texts, e-mails, friends hoping to visit while the guys are gone, comments – sweet comments of support from gals I have never met! THANK YOU. You all, thank you. Thank you for supporting our family.
Thank you for loving Tate enough to pray for him.
Thank you for allowing me to pour my heart out through this keyboard and for reading it.
Please keep praying with us!! We have a long road ahead!!
And I can’t wait to travel it.