Adoption #2 – Markon

1 week home…

Posted by on Jul 12, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 4 comments

Since Markon has been home for one week, I thought I would sit down and reflect while I have a minute. Today we have some sweet friends (2 other YWAM Adoptive families that we met during Sarah’s adoption) coming over to hang out, and then tomorrow we leave for a vacation with them, so I will be M.I.A. for at least a few weeks. But, I wanted to share a few things… First off, Mark really is doing well, considering he is totally overwhelmed and probably in shock at his current situation. For the first 6 nights I had him, he screamed bloody murder for about 5 hours. It was hell....

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Finally Home!

Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 3 comments

We arrived home on July 4th, and what a great day! I am still catching up on life, so I have to make this short and sweet, but here goes… Markon is dong great, but a little scared, poor thing. Sarah came home at 10 months, and Markon is 15 mo old, and we can tell a difference in their adjustment. Poor little guy just seems a bit overwhelmed and frightened. We are doing everything in our power to make sure he feels safe and loved. My time in Ethiopia was short and sweet. A total of 5 days. I spent some time with our friends at the Korah church, did a bit of shopping, but mostly just laid...

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We are Home!!!

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

Exhausted but blessed! Mark is more adorable and fun and perfect (aside from some sleeping issues!) than I could ever imagine. I was worried about Sarah not taking this well, but so far, our biggest issue with her is that she wants to CONSTANTLY hug, kiss, hold, carry and touch Mark, so this is a bit overwhelming for him. She wants to feed him, play with him, do everything with him. It is really rather cute, and I will take this over her hating him any day. More to come later… To exhausted to think straight. Thanks for the love and support! Love, Kameron

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

Tomorrow at 4am we leave for the airport. I depart at 6am and will land in Addis on Friday evening. Tonight Jason and I started laughing when I mentioned how pleased I am that my travel time to Ethiopia is only 29 hours (as compared to some of our other longer routes to Addis). Since when did 29 hours of travel come close to reasonable! I really can’t believe that the end is near and in less than 3 days I will be with our son. It is surreal. I won’t be able to update my blog until I get home (I am not bringing my computer), but rest assured that I will need prayer for rest and for...

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The email we have waited for….

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

We “cleared” the US Embassy!!! We can go get our guy! We leave in a few hours for 5 days, so I have to make this short and sweet. SO much to do… We get home from this vacation to Priest Lake next Monday, and then I fly out at 6am next Wednesday, June 27th, bound for Ethiopia. Next Wednesday is actually our 14th wedding anniversary. Not a romantic way to spend it (apart and all), but come on, it is a pretty awesome way to celebrate 14 years of marriage… on my way to claim our 4th child. God is so good! I arrive in Addis on Thursday night, and will spend Friday morning...

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And so we wait….

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012 in Adoption #2 - Markon | 0 comments

This stage of the game is pretty much like the tail end of  pregnancy… NO SLEEP! Ethiopia is 10 hours ahead of us, so I know that any correspondence from the embassy is going to come across in the middle of the night. Therefore, I wake up pretty much every hour and check my email. I also am having a hard time with the fact that our son is in an orphanage…. We just want him home. So I often times just lay in bed wide awake, despite exhaustion. We finally found out that the US Embassy needs to conduct a phone interview with the police officer who filed Markon’s case. This...

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