He was So little and fragile...but full of spunk and life!
His whole world was changing!
Our honeymoon period lasted only a couple days until the scared little boy made it known! Those many families who were in Ethiopia probably remember the screaming and yelling resonating through the guest house and every restaurant that we went to. A few days in as I held him on the steps of yet another restaurant as he cried and I cried as he threw another fit - screaming with his every being that he didn't understand what was happening to him - why his world was changing - and fearing what was to come - I rocked him and cried hoping to take the fear and uncertainty away! The hard days only lasted about three weeks after getting home - they were HARD and TRYING but necessary for his healing - and after talking with LOTS of other adoptive mama's it was short lived! Three weeks.....twenty-one days....of hard....of grieving....in the realm of eternity...in the scope of his lifetime....it was a blink of an eye! Adoption is hard and messy - but SO worth it! Adopting older kids can be scary and frightening of what trauma they will come with - - but it is oh SO worth it!
(Still cannot get over how little he was!)
Nahome has grown leaps and bounds - in mind and in spirit, in body and in heart! He has gained EIGHT pounds and grown FIVE inches since arriving home one year ago! He has grown two pant sizes and grown into a big boy bike! His smile has developed from an unsure giggle to a true and heart felt joy. He is love and joy and we are blessed and thankful to have spent the last year with him! We look forward to SO many more years looking ahead! Love you little man!