A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Friday, June 19, 2009

Alone At Last

Jarib and I moved to Ronald McDonald House yesterday afternoon. Monday he sees his neurosurgeon to check his head size. Except for that appointment we are free just to hang out here at RMH and enjoy each other. Jarib LOVES being worn in a baby sling, He LOVES getting to eat whenever he is hungry and not on a hospital schedule. I miss the rest of the family but am sure enjoying my time with him....just mommy and Jarib. I'm so homesick but am committed to cherishing every moment of this time together.

Today Mike and I had to sign a "At-Risk Placement Regarding Indian Heritage" and fax it back to lawyer. Every once in awhile the fear of losing Jarib to the tribe will cross my mind and my heart races and my blood runs cold. The I remind myself quickly that God orchestrated all the events leading us adopt Jarib. No matter what happens in the future we are just where we are suppose to be right now. No matter what happens He will be with us and our baby. We have to wait here for interstate compact approval between Alabama and Washington. As soon as I get that "okay" we'll be getting a flight home!

Yesterday while still at the hospital we had a nice visit with Jarib's birth parents. I was able to get some photos of him with each of them alone and all together. The plan is for an open adoption with sharing of photos, letters, phone calls etc...Mike and I know this is a huge blessing for Jarib. So many of our children have no contact nor any information about their birth parents. Some feel deeply the loss and "blankness" of biological knowledge. Some of our kids suffer a lot of pain because of continued knowledge and contact with bio family. It's a mixed up bag of good and bad emotions. So far the good in birth parent contact outweighs the bad.

Baby has full tummy and sleeping. I think I should go scoop him up just to snuggle in his peacefulness and baby sleeping sweetness. Those newborn baby funny faces are priceless but don't last forever....I don't want to miss a single one.



Lisa said...

I am so happy for you and Jarib. Excited for you both to be home! Enjoy every moment.

June Berger said...

He looks so good! His color is great! Praying all is well with the doc Mon. and that the interstate contract goes without a hitch and super fast! Praying for you all and so happy you are being blessed in such an awesome way!

Suzanne said...

He is beautiful! I wonder, could you comment in your blog exactly how to pronounce his name. I'd like to get it right in my head when I'm reading about the precious little man.

You don't know me, but I am also an adoptive mom. We have a little boy from Guatemala who is 3 1/2, and are currently in process of adopting a baby boy from the foster system.


Barbara. said...

Congrats Julee, on your sweet new little one. What a special extra blessing... a rediet!

I am going to get Helen next week! Rediet and Abel and doing great and are very excited about their sister's homecoming.

Thanks for being beautiful you, and sharing your life and love so generously with little ones and the rest of us. :)


Rita Andrews said...

ARe you ready to go home yet?? ICPC done?