It is clear the Lord has been watching over Philip since the day he was born and one of these days I’ll get around to writing out the story of Philip…it’s really long to write up and I don’t want to leave out any details…because they are all really cool.
In the meantime, check out this cool prayer from Windy & Mike Pratt. Windy is very gifted in calligraphy – a gift she’s shared with us many times over (including addressing over 250 wedding invitations as a special gift 12 years ago!!!). They have also been praying for Philip for years now too – so this prayer is extra special!!!
Last night our friends the Oettingers brought us a delicious dinner (I wish I had taken a photo when they were here!) and we devoured it and then crashed.
We were all in bed by 7:30pm and asleep within minutes. Thankfully Rand and I were finally able to sleep past 2am (we made it to 4am this morning!) and Wes and Philip made it to 6:45! I would say we are getting much closer to being back to normal. Rand may even attempt school today and Wes is going to stay with Philip so I can go to my Pilates class. And maybe even sneak in a visit to my favorite healthy grocery/kitchen (as Rand calls it… “the smoothie store”) – I’ve been craving it for the past 3 weeks so it will be a huge treat!!!!!!!!!
Wes and I are going to switch off being at home when Rand has to go somewhere or we have other obligations, but for the most part we are all trying to “stay in” as much as possible with Philip over the next weeks so he can acclimate to our home and yard and toys and schedule. We’ve moved around a lot in the past 3 weeks and he’s moved several times in the past few years so, based on what is suggested by other adoptive parents, we’re going to try our best to not overwhelm him! Of course, we will add being in the yard and going on walks because it is supposed to be beautiful this week and I am willing to bet sunshine is good for jet lag.
Thanks for continuing to follow along with us! I have been amazed at how many people – even ones I haven’t done a great job at keeping up with (so sorry!) – have been so sweet and reached out to say they are following along and praying for us. A good thing about social media, for sure because it has been a huge encouragement to us.
P.S. As I write this, I can hear Rand teaching Philip how to say the names of all his friends and different models/types of cars in the background!