For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.  Ephesians 2:10

Monday, April 16, 2012


Since I have been unable to post to blogger or get any of my emails on my Mac all morning, I've resorted to an email post from my blackberry. Assuming, of course, I can get my internet to cooperate long enough to set it up.

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.


  1. Can I just say that smile in the first picture confirms he is Dominguez???? Oh my - he is going to fit RIGHT in!!!

    Joy of joys here for you -

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for posting, Lisa. Prayers continue!