I realize I haven’t been the best at blogging these past 5 weeks, which really isn’t fair to those of you who aren’t on facebook! I will say that the birth day of James was INCREDIBLE. He was born, February 2, 2010, at 9:48 AM weighing 6 lbs 10 ounces. I will be writing more details about the day in a letter to James to go with his other letters. The day he was born, Wendy had some family members there and of course, so did we. Our families combined along with a mutual friend made for 13 people sitting together in the waiting room. What I thought might be an awkward situation actually ended up being an amazing experience. It was like we all knew each other. God totally intervened and made the day more beautiful than I could have imagined. In fact, the love He gave Ben and I for Wendy immediately spilled over to her family, and we feel so blessed to have more people to love little James. The 30 day waiting period is over, the paperwork is signed, and now we’re just waiting for our home study to be finished so that the paperwork can go before a judge and James can officially become a “Canney.” We’ll keep you posted on the progress in the coming weeks. I will be writing a more reflective entry in the coming week now that I am more settled into my new “normal” and also have plans to update this weekly. As mentioned, we still have a home study to complete along with legal fees. We also have some fun stuff ahead that I requested not take place until after the 30 days: baby showers! Here is a summary of our month with James!
5 weeks in Pictures…what a Journey!