Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It is Well!

Just wanted to pop in and let you all know we are doing well! Jacob is adjusting and making progress and so are we! We've taken him on trips to the zoo, the beach and many other local venues fir the first time and he is loving being outside. With both boys in baseball, on different teams, and Jacob's appointments with doctors and Early Intervention, we are a busy family and are very much looking forward to summer! We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and sweet emails and cards! We are so grateful. As we look ahead, we need only about another 500 dollars to be raised and we are looking at adoption finalization the first week of August! We are currently working on our monthly visits with a social worker so she can assess and make sure everyone is adjusting well and providing things keep on the way they've been going we should be final by the end of summer! Please continue to pray...this has been a hard but amazing journey and I am very grateful that the Lord has trusted us with so much!
Jacob is almost 14 pounds now and is making great progress.  He is beginning to snuggle, is eating well, cooing, making great eye contact, and is becoming less rigid.  Early Intervention has been an enormous blessing and though all of his appointments can become overwhelming I am so grateful for such programs as he is making HUGE strides.
The kids are doing so well with him.  They just adore him and are very helpful.  Hope has been a touch clingy but overall has done SO well relinquishing her baby of the family title.  She has stepped right into the role as a big sister beautifully and is so proud to have a baby brother...she does worry when folks come to visit, thinking they might take him.  It is sweet and sad, but she really does adore him and wants to mother him.
The boys are just smitten.  They are forever wanting to help hold him, bathe him and feed him.  They are such a great help when he is fussy and I need to meet the needs of the rest of the family.  He smiles for them and coos away as they read him books and teach him all they know. 

Summer is fast approaching.  We are finished with our curriculum at home for the year and are excited to go to the beach and explore the world around us.  Howard has two more weeks, but will be moving to a new school next year so we will be helping him move throughout the summer.  We are grateful he still has a job and look forward to what the Lord has in store.  We look forward to lots of family time to continue solidifying our newly grown family and showing Jacob what being a Bolte is all about.  God has been so faithful and so present.  I am just so very grateful.  Please continue to pray as the journey is far from over and there are many struggles.  Adoption is such a gift, but it is important to remember that it is the result of a very broken world and so heartache and pain are also involved.  I know Jacob's birthmom struggles and it breaks my heart.  We still have some financial hurdles to jump and we are still working to show Jacob how to accept love.  Could you pray for those specifics?


Unknown said...

Praying already! Four is... Interesting, isn't it???

Kristie said...

So happy for you all.

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Love to see and read about the progress. What a wonderful, incredible journey your family is on, Kristy. It's beautiful to see God's hand on all of you. Praying...

Continued blessings, my friend.