Thursday, March 10, 2011

We met him!!!

Good morning!!


We met little Drew Moses this morning. He is a doll! We've got a linebacker on our hands. He was so snuggly and fell asleep in my arms. Big eyes, not so much smiling yet. He'll warm up to us yet. Unfortunately, we could only visit him today and not take him out with us.  Please pray for a miracle that we would be able to keep him this weekend.  He actually started frowning and turned away from the nun when she came to take him away from me. The only time he frowned :) He took to us very easily and Caroline got lots of holding time in.

Kristin took a ton of pictures, they'll be on the blog when she can upload them.  We are SO thankful to have her here with us!! I can't wait to see her pictures.

The meeting was such a sweet time!! We got to feed him his food, it looked like oatmeal. (Very thick). Loves to eat. He is definately going to need some physical therapy! He really can't sit up on his own and is pretty chunky, but won't weight bear on his legs at all. I need to get him in my care and really assess where he is developmentally.  The nuns were very sweet and clearly knew him well, all calling him "Franc". I guess he came with the name Moises, but they had too many already, so they re-named him Francis? They were so joyful to meet us and know he was going to a family who wanted him and loved him already. We are going back to the orphanage to visit him again in about an hour.

Traveling was smooth but very long.  Apparently, even Ambian can't make me sleep on a plane.  Caroline only slept about 2 hours the entire 28 hour trip! She was such a trooper, but, completely delirious, almost drunk acting, it was pretty funny!  She's back asleep now.  We are staying with a sweet family, Lane and Anna Mears.  Andy worked with Lane this fall in Austin, and he now works as an attorney for International Justice Mission in Kigali.  I actually knew Anna from my A&M days.  They are incredible hosts!!  The house is just beautiful and they have 3 kids exactly the same ages as ours, so Caroline is really enjoying that.

BUT, all our bags made it and we had no delays.
Thank you all for praying so much, thank you for your texts and emails, we are feeling very covered, keep it up! 
we'll keep you updated. Cute pictures coming soon!
love~Emily

14 comments:

kristin cowden said...

yeah!! ihave literally been checking every 10minutes!! i am sooo glad he is now a Schulz!! praying for all to be clear fro you all to have him this weekend. xo

Hollie said...

Wow! I had tears in my eyes reading this and I don't even know you. How wonderful to finally meet your son! I bet it was such a precious moment. Thank you so much for sharing this and we sincerely hope everything works out perfectly during your time over there. Enjoy:)

Laurie said...

So excited for your family! We are taking our oldest daughter too. Praying for the specifics that need to happen today and tomorrow!

Carrie said...

So exciting! Congratulations!!

Natalie said...

I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE THE PHOTOGRAPHS! Loved reading your words, Em. Cannot wait to snuggle Drew! Love y'all....keep the posts coming!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

So happy for you! Looking forward to seeing pictures.

Marc and Kayan said...

Happy to hear of your time with Drew! We're praying for your guys and hope to see you home safe soon! Marc and Kayan

holly Eppes said...

Woooo Hoo! So happy for yall and Drew!

Tina Harriman said...

So good to hear all about it.....soo very happy for you guys. We are all praying like crazy for all the details to come together quickly.

Cici said...

Congratulations! So glad to hear about Drew! We have been praying like crazy for you and will continue to pray about all of the details. Can't wait to see Kristin's photos and to meet Drew when y'all get him home!

iliana said...

Congrats to you and your family. and happy to hear about Drew! It's so exciting. I'll be praying that everything goes smoothly for you guys.Can't wait to see some pics!

Christy said...

So exciting!
~Christy Hutchins

Sally said...

Thanks so much for the update! Praying for you guys and SO thankful for everything up to this point. Also praying for your "lefties" he, he. We love you guys and can't wait to hear more. Praying today for everything to work out with all the details etc.!

Carol said...

This was so beautiful to watch! Congratulations on this wonderful new addition to your family. We are excited to meet him in person!
Love,
The Krippels