We would love continued prayers. He has a pretty persistent cough and runny nose. Not a huge deal but he seems to be feeling a little under par. After getting paperwork squared away, we headed back to the hotel to just spend some good quality time. We have played football, read books, watched tv (he loves tv- that's #3 Sherer kiddo that loves tv so he will fit in quite nicely!) He is a trooper and again, I can't imagine how overwhelmed he must feel. My prayer earlier was that he would be able to understand that we love him and are here to be his forever family and I know we are on the right path to that. He may still grieve some in his own ways and we would appreciate continued prayers for all of our transitions- especially when we get home and transition into a family of five.
We will sign off for now and leave you with several pictures of our "Gotcha Day". Thank you to all who gave of their precious time, amazing love and prayers, and selflessly sacrificed to make this happen. We can never thank you enough. God is good and he has blessed us more than we can even imagine. Jesiah, welcome to our family :)!
Our first glance. He was obviously not hurrying to get to us. The room was full of over 30 families so, as you can imagine, it was pretty chaotic.
His tears made my heart break. They were definitely understandable.
He loves his "baba". At first, he wouldn't even look at me and only wanted Nathan.
Here he was still avoiding any type of eye contact with me.
Bribery is my middle name. YAY for Cheerios!!!
When we got back to the hotel, he started to warm up to me. I wasn't complaining! :)
Lovin' his USA bear from Aunt Dy!!! :)
This is the smile he is capable of and it completely has us wrapped around his finger already!
He had a wardrobe change after deciding to give himself a bath with his cup of water (and our bed...).
Of course he LOVES balls and wanted his "ball" pjs. He is Eli's big brother! :)
His first bit of a granola bar. He liked it but I think his belly was too full from Cheerios.
More pictures to follow tomorrow!! Love you all, goodnight!