Juan David arrived home safely from camp yesterday. He really had an amazing time, an experience like no other in his life so far. As soon as he got in the car, he couldn't stop talking about all the new friends he made. He even wants to start going to the church on Sunday mornings so he can still see all the friends he made from the other services. I told him I don't mind taking him at all whenever he wants to go. He has always loved going to church here, but we've really hoped that he'd begin to make some closer relationships with church people. We finally got our wish. Now, most of them happen to be girls, but, hey, I'll take what I can get. (What girls wouldn't love hanging out with the cute new kid from Colombia with the cute accent?)
We finished his room just in time for him to get home. He said he loves it! One dark red wall. Three white walls. Black trim. Black shelf. Black closet doors. Dark red curtains. Even a new ceiling fan that actually works. (He had a really old one in there that would only work half the time). I hope it makes him feel even more at home now. It's finally his own room, just the way he wanted it. My favorite part of decorating it was putting up all the pictures of his siblings across the top shelf. It's not just his room, it's their room.
- I am a wife, daughter, mother, bilingual teacher, poet, author, women's Bible study teacher, world traveler, orphan advocate, and an adoptive mother. Our adoption journey has been filled with a lot of hurt and loss, along with even more hope, grace, and healing. Through it we have experienced more of God than we ever bargained for and have watched Him miraculously redeem our story when we surrendered all the broken pieces to Him.