September 4, 2008

Shots and Signs of Grief--Wednesday

We started the morning snuggling on the couch with all the kids...I was in between Rachel and Abenezer..I was picking on Bekah for something and moved to the other end of the couch (teasing her) and Rachel followed ...we were all laughing and then I noticed Abenezer looking at us upset...He left the room and went and hid. Greg finally found him and he was so forlorn looking all the way through breakfast...I am not sure what exactly was going through his mind...He was better after a bit...I just wish we could communicate better!

We had our first doctor visit. Abenezer got 4 shots, finger prick and tb test. He also peed in a cup which he thought was hilarious! He is about 50% in height and weight and looks good. We then got a Frosty from Wendys...

We then went to AMC to get blood drawn to retest some of the tests just to make sure... He did good at the doctor and at AMC. The gentleman who did the blood work was an african-american and was the nicest guy. Abenezer really liked him. We laughed alot and he was very compassionate towards him. He laughed at me trying to figure out the hair thing.
He then wanted another Frosty...I had to say no on that one!

At the doctors, he noticed that the sole of his feet matched my skin color..He laid his foot on my leg and kept pointing to them both..He then rubbed his skin and said Ethiopia and rubbed mine ----It was a precious moment...

After AMC, we were in the car and he said "mom, Abenezer, airplane, Ethiopia?" From the way he said it, I believe he was asking for both of us to go back to Ethiopia. Broke my heart....my consolation is at least he wanted to take me with him!

Tomorrow will be 3 weeks home...It has gone good...almost too good in some aspects...He is a precious boy and I can't imagine life without him at this point. We go to the dentist and get the rest of his teeth done...so pray for him in that regard...

We are going to try to go to the Ethiopian restaurant on Saturday and get some injera for him. Will post pics on that...

Also ... A hint to all Ethiopian adopters...He has really enjoyed the Tsion's Life book from www.amharickids.com He loves to look at the pics and tell us what everything is...I believe it's been very therapeutic for him...I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I'm stacy - the author of Tsion's Life and to hear that it has been helpful to your family and son...just thrills me!! God directed me to do that book in the most amazing ways and I'm just starting to hear abou the impact it's having...which I know was His reason for it in the first place. God Bless You

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