Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Our Amarin

Well, I finally am able to blog. I've been going through withdrawl! We met Amarin for the first time yesterday. He is beautiful...his personality and his sweet face. He spoke very little yesterday, though the smile rarely left his face. He and Jacob played so well at the Babies Home. They went swinging, sliding and played with Star Wars action figures. All boys, no matter what their native language, know how to make the noises that go along with action figures! We were able to eat lunch with him, visit his nanny and sleeping house, see some younger children as the older ones were in school and just bond with nothing planned for us. We were also able to meet his house friends right when they returned from school... about 6 boys. Then we left to return to the hotel. Amarin stayed behind one more night with his friends.

This morning we returned for 2 hours to finish some paperwork, give gifts to the caregivers, director and the cook. We played a bit, Amarin ate lunch and then we left. The director really loved him and we could see that she was so sad to watch him leave. But she told us many times how happy she was that her oldest boy found a family.

Today we took Amarin swimming for the first time, to the beach across the street, and for a ride in a tuk-tuk. He has been so sweet, starting to speak more and laughing a lot, especially at Jacob and in the pool. We're so glad we brought Jacob. The boys are so sweet together...Amarin watches everything Jacob does, and Jacob tries to teach Amarin new things. He's also gotten after Amarin for being too rough in the pool...such a big brother! He watches how Jacob drinks with a straw, swims in the pool, digs in the sand, brushes his teeth, pulls the heads of the action figures...yep...my boys!

I can't say enough how much I have appreciated so many prayers for us. Our flights have been super (albight, long), we're healthy, Amarin was very well prepared, transition is going well, our luggage arrived perfectly, and we are just enjoying our time here. We sure do miss Laura and Charlie, but we know from talking to grandma and papa...all is very well there!

We can't post photos of Amarin, and besides, the internet speed here has been really slow and hasn't allowed many photos to be shared! Just know that we all are doing great and it's been fun...and interesting...to be back in Asia!

10 comments:

Sugar Momma said...

Overjoyed knowing things are going so smoothly! Congratulations!!

amyhusted said...

Speechless - just too awesome.

Kam said...

Yay!!! I can't tell you how many times I've checked my dashboard to see if you've posted or how many times our precious Lord has brought you to mind to pray! Soooo good to hear things are going well!
Blessings to you sweet friend!

Kam said...

Yay!!! I can't tell you how many times I've checked my dashboard to see if you've posted or how many times our precious Lord has brought you to mind to pray! Soooo good to hear things are going well!
Blessings to you sweet friend!

Megan said...

So, so happy to hear things are going well, Angie!! I have goosebumps thinking about you guys finally being there. Thanks for sharing it all in the post!

Enjoy!!

cathie said...

glad to hear all is going well there. we are praying you through. Not exactly sure where you are but perhaps you could connect with the zeeks while you are there. I believe they are in the capitol at language school. looking forward to meeting amarin

aunt sue said...

We have been checking your blog everyday and are so excited for all of you! We are so looking forward to meeting our new nephew after he has had a chance to settle in and get use to his brand new family . Love to you all. Aunt Sue

Karin said...

I am so glad to know that all is going well!! DYING for some pictures of your sweet little guy, but I guess I'll have to be patient. :))

Adeye said...

Oh my friend--I am absolutely rejoicing with you. I sure does sound like the Almighty God went before you and made everything work out so smoothly. He is so good to you!
Please keep us updated with your posts and let us know if you have any prayer requests.
Make the most of every minute there--before you know it, you will be home.

Love and biggest hugs.

Gail said...

We are so happy for all of you! The Lord is taking care of everything. Jamie & Morgan are so excited for Jacob that he was able to go to meet Amarin and bring him home. Our prayers will continue - God Speed you home safely.