A video about our family

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Elijah

Today Sveta picked Tyler & I up to head to Elijah’s orphanage. We met with the orphanage director – who was much nicer than Sveta said she usually is – and then we met with Elijah. Poor little guy – he did not know what to think about Tyler and I. In fact, it was his first time in his entire life where we saw a man. He would be okay sitting close to Tyler but if Tyler picked him up, he started to cry. L He did, however, warm up to me and especially liked snuggling with me. He actually fell asleep on my shoulder – those were precious moments! We had about one hour with Elijah before they took him back to the groupa. He can stand up and sit down on his own. He is also making sounds. I loved seeing him toddle around the playroom. He especially enjoyed the toys with music. I can’t wait to see him again.

Tyler & I did some talking and praying and we have come to a conclusion: we are not adopting Dmitri. We are, however, adopting Dennis and Elijah (we plan to rename them, but those names are still in the works). We feel at peace with our decision and cannot wait to bring them home as soon as possible, which looks like it will be in September. I hope they won’t forget us by then! Tomorrow we are heading back to see Dennis again. J Thank you for your prayers and comments!

11 comments:

Mary said...

Aww that is so sweet that he fell asleep on your shoulder! He sounds adorable :-)

Congratulations on your two new boys, Dennis and Elijah! They sound very sweet and I'm excited for you and your family.

sarah said...

AWESOME! I can't wait to meet them!!

McElwain Pirates said...

Sounds like they should be here in time for Christmas! Congratulations!

Susanna said...

I's so happy for you. I hope Dmitri will soon find the right family for him.

Marnie and Jeremy said...

I feel like you made a good choice for your family. These 2 babies are going to take enough of your time and your other children still need a lot from you. Is there still a chance for a referral of a girl? I am very happy for your family. Congratulations!

Diana said...

Congratulations, Mama!! Enjoy your time getting to know your precious new bundles of joy!

Carina said...

That is so exciting, Jill! Elijah sounds like such a sweet little boy. Can't wait to hear what names you'll pick and to see more pictures of them!

Sarah C said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so happy for you and your family. Dennis and Elijah are very blessed to join your family. I hope you are able to spend a lot of time with them while you are in Russia. They are both so cute. I can't wait to hear more about them. It is very cute that Elijah fell asleep snuggling you. I know you love snuggles. Love ya!

Melissa said...

Congrats!!! So awesome to read about this process! 2 boys plus Keith...you're going to be busy momma!

MariaG said...

Cute pictures ... cute new son! His orpahnage sure has some great equipment! I'm enjoying your blog. I'll stay tuned.
Maria (Canada)

MariaG said...

oops ... I see I commented on the wrong post ... I meant to respond to the latest post re meeting Calvin.
Maria (Canada)