Monday, November 10, 2008

The "fog" is lifting


I always think you need about 3 mos. to start feeling yourself again after having a baby. But in our interesting scenario, having had two babies come into our family w/in 4 months of each other and both being very different entrances, those "3 mos. till you feel normal" has dragged on : )

However, several moments this past week have signaled a fog lifting. Sarah has now been home 3 months and so I think that timeframe works in adoptions too! Sarah's bonding and attachment, although never alarming, has seemed slow yet moving in the right direction.

Today she let me rock her. And yes, I cried. Oh, she's let me rock her before but only if she had a toy to play with or something to eat or drink. No, today she laid her head on my shoulder with her arms wrapped around me and we rocked... as mother and daughter.

In other developments, Sarah is walking a little, jabbering a lot, signing "more", and loves to make Emily laugh(you know, those cute baby belly laughs). Which by the way, the same week Sarah took her first steps, Emily learned to crawl : ) But more than anything, Sarah is learning to trust.
I can't tell you how many times I've thought about how MUCH our Father desires us to trust Him and yet we struggle while I've been waiting for Sarah to grow in her trust of us. It is with joy in my heart as I can clearly see that process taking place.... in her life and how it's affected my life trusting the Lord.
And now to some pics over the last couple weeks.....

Whenever I hold them on my lap together, they hold hands : )

7 comments:

Anneke said...

Marianne, I looked up your blog after finding you on FB. I just want you to know what a blessing your posts are to me. I LOVE how Jesus puts the right person or story or scenario into our lives at the perfect time. In HIM, Anneke

Whitney said...

I love that one of the girls holding hands! Sarah's face made me laugh before I saw the hands. :)

Amy said...

Marianne, I have also thought that three months was about how long it took to find our new normal when we have added a child.

Love the pictures of all four of your children. The Lord has blessed you greatly!

Laura said...

Your family is so beautiful! It is so sweet that they hold hands like that! Glad to hear you are all settling in a bit more!

Tony and Heather Snyder said...

Sarah's looks crack me up! Your kids are so precious. You can just feel God's presence all around your family. I have been so blessed to get to know you and have learned so much from your adoption of Sarah, your faith w/ Emily, and raising two very active boys!

Brenda Rae said...

precious pictures - all so much personality!

Chris & Lindsey Wheeler said...

Oh wow.....your kiddos cannot get any cuter!!!! You have to be super mom!!!