Friday, December 14, 2012

Our last visit with Joseph

Today was our final visit with Joseph.  It's hard to believe that our visits are already done and that we will be here until Sunday afternoon and won't even be able to visit him while we're so close and still in his country.  The orphanage is even more under staffed on the weekends and does not allow visits during those times.  As much as we want to get home to our other children, it is going to be very hard to get on our plane on Sunday afternoon knowing that we leaving our little boy in another country for so long before we can come back for him.

We're looking forward to sending packages for him during the months that we are separated...our agency in-country and the staff at the orphanage said that they would make sure that Joseph gets whatever we send to him.  We're already trying to think of some really interactive toys that can be strapped to his crib rails...if our little guy is going to spend a lot of time in a crib, I need to at least try to send some things to help engage and stimulate him while he's in there.  At least it gives us something we can do for him while we wait.

We have had such a busy and full week.  There really is no way to put into words how thankful we are for the gift of becoming Joseph's parents.  He is really amazing and we know he will bless all those that are lucky enough to be around him.

We'll be posting about all the other experiences we had in Joseph's country this weekend and next week...we have lots of photos of his village, the city, a beautiful Cathedral and lots to share about the history and culture of his country.  It will be nice to get all that we've seen and learned about down in writing so we won't forget.

Thank you for all the prayers and financial support!  We appreciate every single prayer and donation.  Please continue to pray for Joseph while we are away as well as for safe travel for us as we head home Sunday and Monday.

Pictures from our last visit today...

We love you, Joseph.  We'll be back just as soon as we possibly can.

Dan and I with Joseph and our attendant Svetislava...we really enjoyed having her with us this week!


  1. He's so adorable! Praying for your hearts & his, and safe travels home!

  2. He really is adorable. I will pray you have a safe trip home.

  3. Praying for your hearts this weekend.