Posted by: thaufler | July 6, 2010

He’s ours!!!

Well today after taking care of some paperwork around 1:00pm we went to pick up Evan from his foster mom for the last time. She seemed sad and relieved all at the same time, it was Alicia that needed tending to after we parted ways. The knowledge this would be the last time she would see Evan and how difficult that must be was a stretch for her emotions…

I’m tired and I know Alicia is… this trip has been wonderful but I think we both woke up this morning a little empty, and then the delight of wrangling a 5 year old who cannot really communicate with you on top of that has us both blissfully worn out.

He has been incredibly sweet today except for about 45 minutes when it appeared he was grieving the loss of his foster mom. Don’t expect anything profound from me tonight…

Here are a few pictures from today.

Waiting for the driver in his Pe-pe-a;

Dinner at #19 on the Rue Chardin (He sat perfectly still and quiet in my lap while we ate. I had to walk around with him later and we whispered Gamardjoba (Hi in Georgian) to each other);

At home watching Cars with his Da-di-ga (Mama);

Sleep finally comes…

We had some good bonding moments today and one the way home he kept saying in Georgian “Going to America”. His foster mom prepared him well…

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  1. So beautifully sweet. Sleep is such a tender bonding time..Prayers for you all as you get to really know each other, prayers for Evan as he misses his old mama, & falls head over heels in love with his forever mama & papa. ♥

  2. AHHHHHHH!!!!!

  3. lots of tears of joy for you all!! will keep praying for the foster mom, as i am sure this is a trying time for her. so excited that you guys are finally at the finish line ; )…hope to see you soon!!

  4. YAY PTL!!!! He looks so natural w/ Alicia & so relaxed~ I am overwhelmed with & for you all. The boys can’t wait to meet him~ esp Benjamin! Love you & still praying!

  5. Evan looks soo natural in your arms, Alicia. You look so tired as I am sure you both must be thru this ordeal. Will pray for safe return for you all, prayers for Foster Mom as she deals with Evan gone. Can’t wait to see you ALL.

    Love you ALL

  6. Tim, I’m glad things are coming together. Let us know when we can help you guys with anything when you get back..which will be? Bob W


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