We’re settling into life in Ug*nda. We truly love being here. It’s a beautiful country and it’s begun to have familiarities and soul-nurturing qualities. I’m sitting outside on the patio watching my two littlest eat breakfast with a view of Lake Victoria. We’re enjoying this time of nurturing and healing-hearts. We pray that God gives us the wisdom to parent our boy’s grieving heart.
We thought we’d share some things we have learned about our boy so far.
- He has perfect teeth, you know the kind that makes Hollywood stars swoon.
- He loves to give big, open-mouth kisses and he runs to us for hugs.
- He sleeps for 12+ hours at night, praise the Lord!
- He does not like applesauce. We brought pouches of applesauce for snacks and after one taste he wrinkled his nose, and gave a look of disgust.
- He loves to drink water, lots of water!
- When he wakes up in the morning he just lays in his bed and waits for us to come, no crying, no tears, no calling out.
- He’s a slow and thoughtful eater.
- He does not know how to hold your hand or finger. But we will teach him!
- He is ticklish. It’s a joy to hear him giggle.
- 10. He loves his big sister Rosie. They have a cute relationship forming. She’s jumped right into her role as big sister and loves to play games with him and comfort him. I was changing his diaper earlier and he was fussing. She ran over to his head, snuggled in close and said, “shh, it’s oh-tay baby!” Rosie has had a beautiful example of what a big sister is.