As for me, I know of nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

7 Months and Counting......And a Mr. Y Update......

Today marks the 7 month anniversary of when we entered the waitlist. When we started the adoption process, we were told to expect a 0-6 month wait, probably closer to 0 because of our age parameters (0-3). Then Ethiopia made all the changes in the process, which has slowed things down quite a bit. So..... we're still waiting. But still trusting in God's perfect timing as well. One of these days, we'll get a call that will change our lives forever.....

In other news, our little patient seems to be doing quite well. My sister's little boy, Yikealo, was hospitalized Saturday night and had an appendectomy on Sunday morning. His appendix had ruptured, but he is such a tough little guy and has a very high tolerance for pain! My mom and I, along with Shana, Malia and cousin Zavier drove to Akron Children's Hospital yesterday to visit him. When we got there, he was sleeping peacefully. My brother-in-law, David, tried to wake him after a bit, and then Yikealo started making very fake, exaggerated snoring sounds. When he finally opened his eyes, this is what we got:

I think he was starting to feel a bit better, don't ya think? After a little while, we took a walk down the hall to a children's play area, and he walked all the way there and back without a complaint. He was pretty tired when we got back to the room, though, so then he laid in bed and played with bubbles and a balloon that we had brought for him.

And Zavi and Malia had fun playing with the Leapster together.

We're so glad you're feeling better, Yikealo! Hope you can come home soon!


  1. Cute pictures! Just thought I'd let you know that he's still in love with the balloon...when he's awake, it is being clutched in his hand and rhythmically bounced off of a loose screen in the ceiling...which, of course, makes a rather infuriating sound.

    Thanks again for coming to visit! It's still looking like we'll get out of here tomorrow.

  2. Glad that your nephew is feeling better! And I hope that ya'll get the call so very SOON!!!