Thursday, February 25, 2010

Update

Hi all, we are sitting here at the hotel waiting to got to the airport. We have had a pretty good week with some ups and downs. So lets start with the positives. The boys have slept well and seem to be adjusting pretty well. Not perfect, but not the worst. Somewhere in between.

Tuesday was a hard day. Tyson Fikadu seemed to be rejecting me (Cris) for a good part of the day. Acting sad and not wanting to do much or eat. But we were able to have some close moments.Tatum Abush shows us quickly that he wants HIS way and HIS way only. He pitches a fit when he doesn't get his way.

Wednesday was also a hard day. We went over to HH to see the kids and so Chuck could video tape one of the birthmom meetings. TF was very sad and it seemed to sit in that he doesn't belong there anymore. He was scooted out of the class room and really didn't know what to do. I held him and he cried. It was the first time we saw him cry. Part of the grieving process.

We also attended the dinner the other night and enjoyed the music and the dancing. It was so fun. Tyson Fikadu was the hit of the night. Really showing the moves. We loved seeing this side of him.

On the down note, Tyson Fikadu has the itchy scabbies bumps all over. We treated him with the cream when we got here and now he is just miserable. Sad, crying, pouting, uncomfortable. We have done all we can to help with the itching, but he is sooooooooooooo uncomfortable. Please PRAY for him and our trip home. It will prove to be a LONG trip home. He needs some relief and he doesn't understand that we can't do anything else to help him.

We fly out tonight around midnight and land around 4:20 at our "local airport". Pray us home. We are so tired and ready to come home. We miss the girls so much and are eager to get home. We need your prayers.

33 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I can feel your exhaustion! I will be praying today and tonight for your trip. I remember this part of our adoption, and how we just wanted to be home already - and how bone-tired we were when we finally did get home. I have been thinking about your family so much, and I look forward to reading about the transition when you get home. Your story brings back so many memories.

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  2. Praying for you. God will give you the strength you need.
    Blessings,
    Amy

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  3. I have been thinking about you all week, praying for you daily, and that will continue. Have a safe journey home with Tyson and Tatum and enjoy your walk into the arms of your sweet girls.

    I have a little magnet over your photo on my fridge that reads: In God my heart trusts Ps.28:7
    My daily reminder.

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  4. Jonny still talks about the flights home...I will be praying for yours.

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  5. Praying for the 4 of you home!!! It tends to start with a bit of a rough patch, and then improves as you get to know each other even better. Hugs to you!!!

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  6. PRAYING!!!! Hey, rejection is a part of the healing. I know that sounds strange, but it is true. It is part of saying- I don't want another mommy or daddy. I don't want the change. From a mom who has been rejected by more than one of my children - know that it isn't personal. And even with that - even knowing this full well- I have cried my eyes out many times! Praying that you will find comfort in knowing that now- all my boys are mommy's boys!!

    Praying for you as you fly, come home, and start the home adjustment process. There will be easy & hard days ahead. Know that we are here for you in the blogger world. We want to lift you up in prayer!!!

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  7. hang in there..you're almost home...we can't wait to see you tomorrow night :) we'll be ready with open arms, yayyy, kristi

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  8. I have been and will continue to pray for you guys. It will be an adjustment for everyone and there will be many ups along with the downs. You guys are awesome!
    Love you!

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  9. I remember that exhausted feeling. Hang in there you are almost home! Thinking of you guys and sorry you are having to deal with the itchy scabies.

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  10. Praying! I was beyond ready to come home by the end of Tuesday. I hope TF feels some relief and will pray for a safe and manageable trip home for you all!

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  12. Praying for you friend! We all know there are ups and downs with this process, but praying for mostly ups! =)

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  13. praying for you now and tonight!

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  14. We will continue to pray for you all.

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  15. Praying for you all.... awaiting the news of your safe homecoming with the boys. Rejoicing in what the Lord has done in and through you for His glory and to further His kingdom. Love to the entire Peters' Peapod.

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  16. Praying! May there be lots of SLEEP on the flights! It will feel so good to be home!

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  17. We love you!! And are Praying....You have been on my heart ALL week, precious, Cris and Chuck. May God show you moment to moment His way in all these times. Sweet Blessings, Gillian

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  18. And my heart is extremely heavy that we will be unable to be at the airport tomorrow due to several other family demands--BUT know we are counting down the hours and minutes and will be checking the blog like crazy until we see your sweet faces there!!
    Love, Gillian

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  19. Praying for you and your family,
    hope you have some rest on your trip home

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  20. I am sure your hearts are full of SO many swirling emotions. Hang onto God's truths and promises. I'm continuing to pray for you through this flight and the adjustment period. Love you!

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  21. Praying for a miraculously smooth flight home...some good bonding...no itchies...and some new memories. You are almost there...HANG ON!!!

    Can't wait to see pics of everyone HOME!!
    Jenn

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  22. Oh friend know that many are lifting your family in prayer and that God has already gone before you. Praying for safety, for your sweet boy to sleep alot on the flight, for sweet reunion between you and your girls and smooth transition for the boys. They are so overwhelmed right now but when you are home and in a routine things will mellow out, not be easy, by any stretch of the imagination, but mellower. LOL!
    Praying!

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  23. praying right now. Thank you for the updates- I know it was "just one more thing to do" but we all treasure it and you guys will too. Very excited for your adventure!

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  24. I can't imagine what an emotional roller coaster! We are praying for all of you right now. I guess this is where all of the classes come in about grieving and adjustment :) I'm sure it doesn't make it any easier on the heart :) You are almost home, and we will be praying for a smooth ride, lots of joy and excitement at the airport, THEN peace at home :)

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  25. Thinking of you today! The scabies are evil!

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  26. Praying for you all!! I think you should be home about now : ) May God be with you all during this transition~

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  27. Just saw the pics on Amy's site! So excited for y'all! May God continue to bless you with peace and wisdom!!

    Hugs!
    Susan

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  28. Praying for you! I heard of your story on Amy's blog. I was so happy for you when I read it... congratulations on your newest family members!!

    ~Jennifer
    http://www.studiojru.com/

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  29. Congrats on the precious boys.
    Prayers and blessings as you continue on this journey of becoming a family.

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  30. I just saw the airport photos on another blog and was crying! So, so happy for you all! Oh Cris, you are so blessed....God had everything perfectly orchestrated for such a time as this. He moved you into a community that will welcome your boys with open arms and support and encourage your family. How awesome is God?!
    Praying as you settle in and get over jet lag.
    Much love!

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  31. I found it! Where have I been? I am going to save your blog to read and catch up on when the kids are asleep! Congratulations on your two beautiful additions!

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