Since the day we decided to become parents through adoption, we envisioned and planned for 3 Chinese daughters... well, we were right about the number, and that's all!
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Waiting for His Irish Twin
Eli is very excited about his baby brother, Joshua. I don't think he totally gets it, but he loves babies in general and gets very excited when we look at pictures of Joshua or talk about him coming home. One of our travel group friends from our first trip to China sent us a a small mylar balloon on a stick on which she had Joshua's referral picture printed. When we first received it both Kai and Eli were excited and fought over it. We finally put it in Joshua's new room, on his dresser, but it didn't stay there for too long once Little Eli located it. He now likes to carry it around the house all day long, every day, and it has even made a few trips in the car with us. He loves saying, "Baby Jah-ooh-uh" with pauses inbetween each syllable. I love that they are exactly a year apart and share the same birthday. It will hopefully give them a special bond quite different from the racial bond Joshua will share with his Chinese sister.
I am a former teacher, and a stay-at-home-mom. I have 3 beautiful children, 2 of which were adopted from China. i have a wonderful and hardworking husband. I love art, theater, photography, technology, music, sports, and anything in nature. I'm passionate about adoption, my faith in God, and healthful living. My favorite activities include camping, outdoor adventure, triathlons, and sitting in my yard watching my children laugh and play. My biggest hero is Mother Theresa, for her unending, compassion and selfless acts of love.