We made it safely home yesterday afternoon. Thank you for praying us through. Want to see more Bruk pics? Ok!
Meeting him for the first time was surreal. When we got to his room in the transition home he was standing up in his crib and in the same red striped pajamas from the the referral photos. The whole scene looked so much like the pictures that we had a hard time accepting reality. Then we got to hold him. It still didn’t feel real but it was so wonderful.
On the way back over to our guest house, Bruk sat on Cassie’s lap [no car seat! yikes!] and just stared out the window stretching his neck toward everything that passed by on the road.
We soon found out that the “smiley baby” they described was truly a joy to be with. He was ticklish, playful and really chatty. Not to mention…dangerously handsome!
Cassie needed a few minutes to recover from getting sick on the plane, so Bruk and I ventured out into the courtyard. Then BAM! Something changed. Sitting in the grass, just me and him, I felt not only like a dad for the first time but more surprisingly like his dad. I can’t even express in words how happy that made me.
Momma had her moment too 🙂
Bruk loves a having anything in his hands. We were so blown away by his curiosity with everything. He is walking great and can make it almost anywhere without help unless he gets too excited, then down to the ground he goes. But if he wants to get somewhere quick he does this awesome bear crawl that would put most NFL players to shame.
Bye for now! We will post another bunch o’ pics from the trip soon. Love ya! The Jacksons