Sunday, May 25, 2008

Sunday with the Hendricksons...

What a great Sunday!!!

This morning Jason filled in for my dad at church, preaching the sermon! His topic was the parable of the Prodigal Son. He did a great job, and I'm so proud! (My folks are in New Mexico visiting my brother Seth for his graduation from U.S. Border Patrol Academy. Yea, Seth!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!)

It was great to be at church and see all our friends there. Even though we went last week, we were so jetlagged and out of it and overwhelmed that we didn't really get to enjoy talking with everybody. This week we felt so much more refreshed and, well, present. It was a great morning. Have I mentioned we love our church family?!?

Also, Jason's folks were able to make the trip from Peterborough, NH, to come visit Jesse Yong for the first time (I think they would have been here when we first got off the airplane if we'd let them, they were so excited to meet Jesse Yong, but they were patient enough to give us a week to recoup).

They also got to hear Jason preach and lead the worship service! We all had SUCH a wonderful visit and a great day together. One of those happy, beautiful, perfect family days...

Jesse Yong continues to amaze us. We are truly, truly blessed by this wonderful child. He is adapting amazingly well. He sleeps well and eats well. He's even starting to have food preferences, which is good, because it means he understands that food will continue to come, etc. (Jason is thrilled to discover Jesse does not like mushrooms. But he LOVES bacon...a boy after his daddy's heart.)

I think we really lucked out getting this kiddo. There are so many problems and potential difficulties and stresses that parents of adoptive older children can go through, some of them rather serious, some of them just tiring and demanding issues. I can honestly say that we have not experienced anything like that (at least thus far....!) We are VERY grateful to everyone who has been a part of this process, no matter how big or small. Your prayers and support and encouragement have carried us through.

Anyway, here are just a few pics of Jesse with his grandma & grandpa. Oh, and Jesse enjoying Starbucks coffee for the first time... And us not so much enjoying the caffeinated rush of a hyperactive 4-year-old. :)

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