Monday, May 14, 2007

Still No Eyes!

Today, once again, we were incredibly blessed with more pictures of our little guy. Jaime is happy, since he looks "brown" in these pics. Dan and I are happy because he looks so darn healthy. I know in my head that he is tiny, but he looks like he's got meat on his bones.

These were taken by the gracious executive director of our adoption agency at the beginning of this month. Still no view of his eyes, but if they are half as precious as the rest of him, they'll be stunning. For those of you who remember, Maddie's umbilical cord didn't fall off for 5.5 weeks, and I convinced myself that God had forgotten to make her a belly button. I've developed the same paranoia with Max's eyes. God bless my husband for being the rational one of the family:)

For those of you who did not hear the news yet, Dillon's license with CARA was renewed last week, so there's one less obstacle to overcome before we get to bring Max home. We haven't heard anything about our NOC, which will be the next update we get on our status.

This wait is much harder than I anticipated. We expected our wait for a referral to be much longer than our wait to travel, and I wonder if that would have made it easier. Perhaps not. I saw a sign today that read, "Patience is trusting in God's timing." This shall be my mantra when this wait becomes unbearable. I just hope God isn't running behind schedule.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

A different view of Max

I check my email frequently these days. I wait for updates on Dillon's paperwork with CARA, any news of our paperwork (we know it has reached India), but most of all I wait for any snippet of new information on Max.

Today, I feel like I won the lottery. I opened my email and there was an email from Tami titled Rup with an attachment. I opened it to find an adorable picture of our little guy. Tami was going through pictures taken by a family that traveled in February. She found the picture of Max in there. So here's the new pic. He is just over two months old here, so very tiny. I still don't get to see his eyes, but his profile is amazing. I'm more in love with him than ever, and the waiting gets harder.
To the family that was able to capture this early moment in our son's life. . . Thank you SOOO much! We're missing so much of him in these months, that having this early picture is amazing. I'm sure you understand completely. I hope that when we travel we will be able to pass along the amazing favor to one of the next Dillon families.