Two hours turned into five and a half . . . but oh, so worth the wait.
We spent the morning in Zhengzhou’s civil affairs office, watching the incredible scene of scores of families meeting their children for the first time. So awesome.
But due to snowy roads that made travel slow-going, Josiah and one other little man were not among them . . . so we had a smaller and more intimate “Gotcha” moment back in our hotel in the afternoon.
Poor little guy had been on the road since 7 in the morning. He came to us wrapped in the blanket his sisters helped make for him months ago. And under the blanket, lots more layers of course. 🙂
He is adorable, amazing, absolutely and completely wonderful. He spent most of the day in my arms, gifting us with partial grins a time or two, but mostly just taking it all in. He’s precious, and we’re all smitten.
And here is our first shot as a family of five.
Snacks were the first thing to catch his attention. And the girls enjoyed giving him all his little heart desired.
For the rest of the day, Josiah allowed us all to cuddle with him and show our love.
Tomorrow morning we finalize his adoption. Hooray! And then at 1pm, we leave to apply for his passport, all the way back in Puyang – the very place he travelled from just this morning. Here’s hoping that the roads will be better tomorrow, and we can make it there and back smoothly.
Thank you for your prayers and love. We are feeling surrounded by both.
The Wickersham FIVE
*pics of Josiah and daddy, coming soon . . .