Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tomorrow, the 3rd of June, Micah will be 5 months old. For the past 2 months, he has been living with his adoptive family and settling in with them. The process for adoption has been long and often challenging for his new parents, and yet they have handled it with grace and perseverance, continuing to trust God for His strength and patience. (There are still a number of steps to be accomplished, so we would appreciate your prayers that they would be speedily finished.)
During the past weeks, when we come into town each week, Micah’s parents have graciously let him come and stay with us for a day or two…allowing us to maintain our close relationship with him. We have moved into the role of being another set of grandparents to him, being Nana and Papa to him as we are to our other grandchildren. It has been so fun to see him changing as he grows. What a healthy little guy! Over the past month he’s mastered rolling over and even sitting by himself.
In the next month, when Micah’s adoption is complete and other travel documents acquired, he will be moving to the States with his family for the next two years. It’ll be hard to say goodbye!!!, but we know that he’ll be right where he’s supposed to be…in their loving home. I can guarantee you one thing --that I’ll be making sure that my Skype connection works with theirs!
...and a puff of wind blew him into a thorn tree. He had to be rescued.
With a full tummy, he was able to help his hostess pound her sorghum....
....and cheer up one of my patients at the clinic too.
I'll have to ask our grandson what Flat Stanley thought of his visit to Niger. Landon and his sister, Madison, said that he had the best adventures of all the Stanleys in Landon's class!