The moment I have waited, hoped, and longed for....the first forever hug to my son
And then Jacob's first forever hug for his son
The exit and initial car ride from the orphanage was tough - only Jacob's lap, a sucker, and a water cup could stop the tears
The first few days held few smiles for him...he was scared, timid, and very unsure
We had "first morning together" snuggles
Five days after getting him and we're headed to tell the attorneys we want to proceed to court to make this official!
We took a trip to the top of Cali after our meeting with the attorneys
We took him to say goodbye to his friends and caretakers at his orphanage. There are so man good things I will say about this sweet and beautiful woman in a separate post.
We saw the timid little face begin to smile really, real smiles
And they got bigger and came more often
We had a doctor's appointment to update vaccines and have a TB skin test so he could proceed with his passport and Visa when the time came. It was a tough day for him.
And this is is the very moment it became official and forever. This is the moment he was no longer an orphan, no longer simply in "our custody".....in this moment - he legally became a son. He will forever bear the name Silas Coleman. He is the same as Anna Beth, Lynnsie, and Creek. His father is saying, "I am yours and you are forever mine."