We have been home for a little over 4 months. Life is good…great…We love our J Luke and can’t imagine life without him!
My last post ended with us coming home, cocooning in Seattle and waiting for our pediatrician appointment. I will start there to catch everyone up. J Luke’s first appointment went great. Our doctor was so impressed with how healthy he is due to the pneumonia and bronchitis he fought during the first 4 months of his life. He had blood work done which was more traumatic for me than him…I cried. We also had to do the wonderful parasite test…those of you who have had to “scoop” understand how lovely this was. All the tests came back clear, our doctor gave him a clean bill of health and said that we really won the lottery with him...we told her that we had everyone praying for healing….and with J Luke getting a clean bill of health, 5 days after leaving Ethiopia with him so sick with bronchitis, we know that God healed our sweet little boy!The last four month have been busy, transitioning from 2 to 3, a few sleepless nights and then the celebration of sleeping through the night, saying dada…mama, crawling, rolling over, eating solids, teething… all the moments that make us smile and clap our hands, saying yeah… Gobez…as we rejoice with J Luke. These moments are all a first for us and oh the fun we are having. I can’t explain the joy that he has brought into our lives and the overflowing love that we have, that continues to grow deeper each day.
When we got home from Ethiopia (March), we started our cocooning process. We hung out at home, just the 3 of us and we also took our first family adventure to Lopez Island, a small island in the San Juan Islands. It was so laid back and relaxing. One of our Young Life families let us stay at their beautiful home…on the ocean, with amazing views…we were spoiled. We spent time together, just the three of us…enjoying us…definitely one of our favorite adventures with J Luke.
As I type, J Luke is playing with his toys, shaking his rattle, looking at me with his HUGE brown eyes and my heart melts. I love being his mom…I love that God chose me for him and him for me. He is truly an amazing little man that I am so thankful for.