We just completed our eighth weekend visit. All the visits have gone better than I anticipated. The Lord is definitely orchestrating this transition and our adjustment. I still have some parenting issues to work out. I've let some small things slide with BG. This past weekend, I had to apologize for presenting a false, more laid back view of myself. I had been treating her more like a weekend visitor than the daughter that she is.
BG and the other children have been getting along well. She, Arielle, and Rachel have a lot in common and could stay up late every night talking and laughing. BG loves taking care of Isaiah. She and Josiah sometimes butt heads, but in the end, I think there's affection there. It's a work in progress.
This is just the beginning of our family's journey together. The journey is a complex one. Please continue to pray for us. We anticipate to finalize BG's adoption at the end of the year. ~In Christ, Talya
"We love because he first loved us." ~1 John 4:19