Saturday, May 9, 2009


Jet. Our son's name is Jet. At least that is his nickname. It is hard to write Munchkin #3 all the time and write the sentence carefully so it doesn't sound weird!

Happy Mother's Day!! It is amazing to know I really am a Mama to 3. And in just a few days I will have all 3 together with me. (God willing)

I have many posts floating around in my head. The visit back to the orphanage post has been started. There is so much in that post I want to share. But it is hard to spend time in that place while I am also sharing in my son's new life. I am trying to process all that is happening. There is so much. So forgive me for the general randomness. I promise the others will come!

We are nearing the end. We leave in just over 24 hours. I am ready to be home in many ways but in other ways I feel like there is so much more to see and do here. This is a moment in time that will never come again. One I don't want to end.

Somebody needs to write a book on older child adoption. Not so much about statistics, but about the heart of the matter. The nitty gritty needs to be put out there, the real case scenarios, some "you are not alone", some "funnies", what seems to work, what doesn't.....You get the idea I am sure. I am not talking about the "scare your pants off you" RAD book. A book sharing the joys and the struggles. It seems there is so little out there about older child adoption, yet it is such a beautiful thing!

Randomness--I warned you! :))

Two nights ago I discovered my sweet Jet sucking his thumb. This made me so sad. Common, I am sure, as a self soother (is there even such a word?!). I look forward to the day he can turn to Mama for soothing instead. I pray he is able to feel safe, loved and know someone is ALWAYS there for him.

Again, please continue to check back! I will post more often.

And let me know who you are! I love to see the traffic counter moving and to hear from you would be fantastic!

Blessings to you all



Anonymous said...

Can't wait to here more. My thoughts are certainly there with you. Happy mothers day!! What a special memory of this Mother's Day you will have.
Hollie in OR

Nichole and Craig said...

Hi Megan
Happy Mothers day. I love reading your posts and look forward to new ones.
Have a safe trip home
Nichole in NS Canada

Ellie said...

I can relate to your post, randomness and all! I know of the adjustments of adopting an older child. The ups and downs involved. Have you ever read "The Waiting Child"? I really enjoyed that book. It's by Cindy Champnella (I believe).

Can't wait to hear more about your little Jet and the family's adjustment. Feel free to email me anytime if you want to have somebody to share feelings with "privately". I know that there can be times when you may feel overwhelmed by what is transpiring in your life, and also times of ecstatic joy!

Happy Mother's Day!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Mother's Day, I've been following your journey a bit and checking back. So sweet, can't wait for it to be my family!
Enjoy your time with Jet :)

excitedtobeafamily said...

We love hearing about your new addition! All your posts on the yahoo group have been so helpful. I can't wait to see a family picture once you are allow to post one with the whole family together. Happy Mother's Day!
Kureen in AZ

Gem said...

Happy Mothers day for yesterday, wonderful to be able to read about your journey, keeps me inspired and positive, Gem x

Kam said...

Praying for you and so excited to see more!
Love you all~

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

As a new mama of a much older child, I can relate. My thirteen year old still rocks herself in bed. I wonder if these habits will ever pass. Her mood swings can be very dramatic combined with the teenage hormones. But, I'm so thankful that she wants to spend time with me and for her many, affectionate hugs. Hope we can visit you someday in South Dakota, as that's where my family is from.