Can you believe it? We’ve been a family of three for 6 months!! Isn’t that insane? That’s 1/2 a year! There are some days when I feel like we’ve always been a family of 3… and there are other days when we are obviously still figuring each other out.
We certainly don’t have it figured out and if you compared what we actually did to the books that tell you what to do with a recently adopted child… we got it all wrong. Cocooning, sheltering, homeschooling… nah. We did what our family needed and what we felt the Lord wanted… and it’s been incredible. We believed as long as the 3 of us were together, regardless of who we were with or what we were doing, “family” would happen and the love between us would deepen… and that’s our story.
Here’s a run down of our last 6 months! I tried to pick one per month… but you know that ain’t happening!
April, 2014 – We Brought Eric home!!
May, 2014 – we overwhelmed Eric with meeting everyone we know… almost. We had a party for people to come a meet Eric… he likes to call it “Eric Day.” Haha. He met way too many people for pictures to have been taken with everyone. Here’s pictures of the aunts, uncles, and cousins that were there!
Eric also met his Great Grandparents in May.
During May, Eric also had his first visit to Troy and to the Gulf of Mexico. He got to meet the Knicks, our best friends from Troy. Eric adores Parker and Raeleigh and they love him too!
July, 2014 – we still continued our mission work together in Costa Rica. It was a wonderful month that it’s hard to capture in pictures. This one is my favorite:
August, 2014 – We came home from Costa Rica and Eric started middle school! He is clearly the best-dressed 8th grader. He is seriously more stylish than you even know…. he asks me to iron t-shirts for him and wears button-down shirts at least 3 days a week. Conversations about clothes are quite entertaining!
September, 2014 – September was filled with LOTS of time with family, more “firsts,” and lots of laughs (and video games)!
We love our family of 3. It’s amazing to think that one year we had just begun talking with him on the phone… now he’s with us and truly a part of our family. We love him more than he’ll ever understand.
We are looking forward to many more months together and all that they bring!