Friday, May 16, 2008

Doing the Visa Dance!!!!!

It all came together today!!! It was a bit stressful running here and there but we did it!!! Max is ours and has a Visa and will become an American citizen tomorrow evening when we touch down in New York City! It may not be through Ellis Island, but it works for me! We will be home in AZ at 9:45 pm tomorrow night. WOW!!! Thank you all so much for your prayers and words of encouragement.

We spent all day running around with Max and he was a trooper. He got so exhausted but wouldn't settle down to rest as there was too much to see. So we brought him back to the Children's home for a nap this afternoon. He has one more breathing treatment tonight to receive and then we will go get him for the final time. I am so happy to be with him. He and I have a very nice connection already. He does NOT like doctors however, and screamed the whole time she examined him. But, afterward he reached for me and calmed very quickly with me. I know there is much bonding to be done but that will come in time. We fed him baby food mixed with milk in a bottle. I had to poke a bigger hole in the tip as that is what he is used to. I will slowly have to wean him off some of the "not so good for oral motor" habits. :-)

So, that is our wonderful news. Next time I write I will be home in AZ! If I can add some pictures tonight I will. Kevin is at the botanical gardens and I need to go pack!!! Yeah!!!!

13 comments:

Julie said...

That is WONDERFUL news Shawnie! Praying that your flights are good, that you get some rest, and that Max likes the plane.

You must be SO happy!!
Love,
Julie

Julie said...

HOW WONDERFUL!!!! Congrats to you and your family!!!

Julie
RR

Mama's Boys said...

I'm THRILLED for you. Reading your last couple of posts, made me all weepy. :-) Congratulations!

--Trina

Kym said...

I am SOOOOO excited for you guys! If you need ANYTHING, let us know! :)

Marlita said...

Praising God with you Shawnie!

Charissa said...

Sorry, that last one was from me, using my sister's account. :)

Nate or Hailee said...

Hi Shawnie, I'm Joyana's friend Hailee. I came to your home for her baby shower before they moved. to CO. I can't believe you have Max and that it all worked out. Just like a pregnancy where it seems so much can go wrong, I can't believe it worked. I'd like to email you with some questions about your adoption. When you get a chance, my email is haileebowler@hotmail.com.

Michelle said...

YAY!!!!!

Christina said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations! Praying for a safe and uneventful trip home for you!

Christina
RR Group

Sue said...

See you at the airport!

Mom

WheresMyAngels said...

Great news!!!

roses8 said...

Congratulations Shawnie, Kevin, Tia, Tyler and Max!!

This is Cindy, Abby from Baseballs mom. And we are all so happy that Max is finally a part of your family!

THE CAMPBELL FAMILY said...

YAY HUFF FAMILY!!!