I can't even begin to describe how well they have both done with such a HUGE transition in their lives. I mean, truly amazingly well. They have both made it clear that they are just two go-with-the-flow children who adapt well to new people and situations, which works just fine with this family!
So, with the exception of an occasional doctor appointment, therapist appointment, dentist appointment-- you get the drift-- we will be blissfully hanging at home this summer, and loving every minute with our newest little blessings.
Atticus is just a cutie pie cuddle bug. He plays so well independently too, playing with toys very appropriately. He loves to go for walks in the stroller, play peek-a-boo, and go on the swings and he is just an amazing, easygoing kid..... until he is hungry. :) He sleeps well, eats well, giggles a lot.... you can't ask for better than that can you??
Tim and I were just talking yesterday after he came home from work about how good things have really been since the kids came home. How we were prepared for who-knows-what in terms of emotional and physical struggles, medical difficulties, you name it. And the Lord has really blessed us, abundantly, with these children. Now that is not to say that there might not be difficulties ahead, of course. Charlotte will need surgery, Atticus will need physical therapy and there will be bumps in the road. But goodness gracious, these children are SO much more than we could have ever hoped for in terms of their intelligence, their loving spirit, their determination! To think that they came from an orphanage and an institution!!!
And to all those who are thinking of dipping their toes into the world of adoption for the first time.....DO IT! The blessings are abundant. The way you will witness God moving in your life is astounding. And these children need YOU.