Monday, April 16, 2012
As for the pictures, my IA friends will recognize them. Josiah is putting his handprint on our documents, making his adoption OFFICIAL! Mario got him and it was finalized all in the same day. :) Different from our 2 day process with our other boys. He was a little 'excited' during it all. From the looks of it, one might think he was just happy. It's more than that. A better description might be anxiety. My poor boy doesn't really know how his life has changed. While we know it's for his good, he doesn't. He's scared.
He cried. A lot. But last night, (day there), while Josiah was crying, Mario picked him up and held him. Tightly. He prayed for him and held him and prayed some more. Then, something changed. Josiah wrapped his arms around him and hugged him. He has been Mario's shadow ever since, hugging and kissing him. Holding onto his leg. He refuses to go to anyone else and when they saw the director again--Josiah wanted DADDY!! My heart is spilling over with gratitude to my God!
It's been a long day for all, as evidenced by Max passing out on the floor. :) I'm praying they all sleep well and that Josiah continues to find his comfort in his earthly father's arms and his heavenly Father's plan for his life.