Last Sunday December 1 was the one year anniversary of coming home with Faith. I still remember that ridiculously long flight with a one year old that just barely fit in the airplane’s infant cradle. I remember when we finally landed on U.S. soil both Faith and I needed to change because she had peed through her diaper and all over me. I remember all the people on the flight to go home to Charlotte wanted to talk to Faith and she of course was Miss Social Butterfly. And I will never forget the relief I felt stepping over the threshold and walking into the Charlotte Douglas Airport and making that walk to go see my family and friends and have them all meet our Faith Hope Love for the first time ever.
Faith has been one of the biggest blessings of our lives. She has not only changed our lives but has touched so many others with her contagious smile and sweet spirit. This year has been a whirlwind of emotions, activity, and changes. I certainly don’t need to go through them all but the biggest being the process of our second adoption with Joyce while I was pregnant. Faith was doing great with Rwenzori being home at first, but now I think she realizes she’s not going anywhere and is going through some jealousy. She doesn’t take it out on her sister at all, she has just started to get up in the middle of the night, to the point where we have had to put the baby gate in front of her door. I feel like a terrible mom doing this, and I tried to let her sleep with me, but she just kept talking and kicking, and waking the baby. Dane reminds me that they did make baby gates for a reason, but I still feel bad. I’m thinking once Rwenzori moves out of our room to the nursery things will be better.
To update everyone on Joyce, we did get the DNA results back with a positive match (which we already knew). Now we are just waiting on our Ugandan lawyer to finish up affidavits, then we can send everything all at one time the the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. Please pray that this can be sent soon. We were really hoping Dane could travel towards the end of January to pick her up. The more time that goes by, the less likely that is.
And Rwenzori is doing well other than she cannot seem to get over this virus that she has had. I’m sure the crazy weather changes do not help at all. I also think she has colic but hopefully that will get better soon as well. She will be two months old on Joyce’s 9th Birthday, which is December 22nd.
Thank you all for your continued prayers and encouragement! It means so much to our family!