Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well...it's been over two months since we've been home and today marks our 3 months gotcha day with Zoe, so I thought it was probably time for an update! Really, all in all, we are doing pretty well. Everyone has fallen into a steady routine....school has been amazing and the kids have been blessed with incredible teachers. Eli and Zoe really are adjusting better than we ever could have hoped .... Eli is playing soccer and loving it! He laughs and smiles through it all! He doesn't have a clue what he's doing but he's playing with his whole heart and it is precious! For the first time in his life he's got his momma and daddy on the sidelines cheering him on! As he is learning more English, he is sharing glimpses of his China life. We were looking at an old photo album the other evening of bailey when he was a baby and reminiscing about those days. Eli was looking on and said,"mother, photos me baby? No?" Broke my heart....No Eli...no one captured your first smile or first Christmas or filmed your first steps...and there is no real record of your life until you were 18 months old...of course I didn't say all that but his question made me oh so sad... Zoe is pretty fluent in English and can pretty well communicate anything she wants to. She is so smart! She has had to endure so many dr appointments but has been so brave. She is sharing new things with me everyday about her life in China. I asked her today if she missed China and she said, "no, I love momma and I know English now." We continue to talk about her buddy and his need for a momma and daddy and today she said,"you be his momma."...we will continue to pray for God to provide Ty a momma and daddy! God would have to send me a personal letter from heaven with a $30000 check attached before I would even consider adopting again....our quiver is quite full at this point!! Some specific ways you can pray for us....1. For our family to continue to gel together. 2. For Tracey and I that we would learn to parent with grace. 3. For all the medical tests/appts that God would give us and the drs wisdom about the best course of action with the kids specific medical needs. 4. We may have found the larger vehicle that we need...please pray that God would provide the finances to make it the Deavers mobile;) Thank you so much for all your prayers! We covet each and every one!