Monday, March 19, 2007

Update from Ghana #2

Hi friends! Things continue to go well here. Bright's health is improving everyday and I have peace that he will be okay. He has decided that he likes me now. =-) Just the last 2 days. Whew! He is a hard-headed litle guy! LOL! But now he gives me kisses (initiates them) and hugs, and feeds me, puts his fingers in my mouth (and mine in his) and generally knows and kind of even likes that I am the mommy.

He is developing like crazy! He is really interested in trying to walk now (only with hands). He's asserting his independance and reaching forward for things. He will almost get himself into crawling position but is not close to crawling. And he's like a little buddha in the belly department so once he is laying down there is NO WAY he can sit up on his own! LOL! The kids here call him "buscuit" because he is so darn chubby! The boy can eat--whatever you put in front of him he will eat!

It doesn't look like Bright will be coming home with me. The officer for Homeland Security is out this entire week so the earliest I will be able to turn is paperwork is Monday of next week (and I'm supposed to leave on Thursday). If they tell me that it will be ready on Friday then I will delay my flight, but otherwise I will come on home with plans for Paul to escort him to the US whenever everything is done. Bright will stay in the care of Hands of Mercy if I have to leave him. They are close to medical facilities and can take him for his labs. Paul is also good about emailing and sending pictures so I know the information flow will be good. It's amazing how at peace I feel about leaving him here, knowing that he will be in such good hands. Note: Eugemot was also good hands--just different and the atmosphere at HoM is more what I think Bright needs.

Last, but certainly not least, THE ALDER FAMILY!!!!!!!! Alder family, you have blessed us more than you could ever know. When I found out about the SECOND blessing you sent to our family I cried and cried tears of thanksgiving and relief. Things have been so much more expensive here than I had anticipated and your gift has given us room to breath again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Love from Ghana,
Anita and Bright


Christina 1:13 PM  

That is so much bonding progress in such a short amount of time! Seriously, Zeeb just started giving me kisses last week (after 4+ months home)!
It's really great you were able to find the best care for Bright until he can come home to you.

chou-chou 2:45 PM  

Oh, I'm so glad you are doing well, and that Bright is become more attached.

I'm crossing fingers and toes that you'll be able to bring him home.

But it sounds like he'll be in good hands even if you don't...

Barbara C 3:30 PM  

Great news!

cameo 9:01 PM  

So happy things are going well, so sad Bright isn't coming home with you.

Anonymous 3:08 PM  

Monica Dailey here. I wanted to speak to Anita's sister or her husband if at all possible. Please email me

Nichole, Mia's Mommy 7:20 PM  

Monica I emailed you.