The Big Day

Today was a red letter day: Thaddeus Merit Young is officially ours!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes a picture is worth so many words that you don’t even know where to begin.  This morning, I woke up to this picture, and my heart was full.

If he looks a little uncertain in the picture above, he didn’t stay that way for long.  Back at the hotel Teddy had a blast brushing the kids’ hair and posing for silly photos.  Unfortunately, I have tried and tried to share some of them here, but the files seem to be too big.  I will do my best to fix this technical difficulty soon!

Trevor says that Teddy had a good first day.  Some stubborn moments, but he can usually be persuaded to comply with a smile and a bit if silliness to diffuse the situation.  He slept well (it is already tomorrow in China!) which is a huge blessing in itself.  The kids are absolutely loving him, as you will see if I can ever get my blog to talk to Trevor’s pictures.

Meanwhile, on the homefront, we have had smooth, easy days so far.  This is as much an answer to prayer as Teddy’s good first day.  Thank you for your continued prayers – it is still 13 more sleeps till they come home (though only 12 more bedtimes, which is a bigger deal from where I sit!)

4 thoughts on “The Big Day

  1. He is about a year older than Bea, and just six months younger than Niko and Ro. Almost exactly Delia’s age: 10 turning 11 this summer. To be honest, all six of them are pretty much the same age, but the order goes Ro, Niko, Delia, Teddy, Lewis, Bea, all born from 2/2006 to 7/2007 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh! Poor Bea! Wasn’t she hoping to be older than the next one all the way back when you adopted Lewis?

    Your family is so beautiful – it’s pretty much the family I wanted to grow up in when I was a child. I hope Teddy adjusts well and finds happiness with you all.

  3. Congratulations to you all, can’t wait to see pics of Teddy and Lewis together once you’re all back together again 🙂

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