|me, my sister and some of our kids|
Second, I have to remind myself that this is only day THREE of a new life together and, Lord willing, there is plenty of time to do and say all that needs to be done and said. The jet lag has caused all of my kids, and my husband, to sleep and eat at odd times and to feel pretty draggy in the evenings. I have to recognize jet lag for what it is and not allow myself to be fearful that there's "a problem".
I can only speak for myself when I say that we are more honored and blessed to have Francis in our family than I expected! I have so much respect for this kid! He willingly left a loving home and everything familiar and consented to be adopted by us. This is an act of bravery I can not understand and yet, I see the character that it sprang from and I am truly amazed.
We have tried to keep the first few days at home low key but we haven't been extremely successful. We had my sister and her kids with us for a few days (and the teens had a really good time together), we went to church, out to eat and played around the house a good bit. We saw a movie at the theater yesterday and have done a couple of chores as well. . . probably not low key enough for just three days post-travel because as I type, Francis is asleep on the couch and has been for over an hour (and it's 7:30pm).
He's definitely an early riser like me and the last three mornings he's been up at about 6:15am or so. I don't mind a bit. We took a walk yesterday morning before it got really hot outside and it was such a blessing to me. I'm sure as the jet lag wears off and we get into a bit of a routine around here, complete with assigned chores and a little school work, I'll have more substantial updates. For now, suffice it to say that everything is just as it should be. . . and it's all happening in God's perfect timing.