Apr 2, 2009

Our kids are awesome!

The kids love their new blankets made by their Grandma Watson. They are also wearing the new PJ's that Grandma and Grandpa Watson bought for them
So today we went to the orphanage. It was a really long drive because the traffic is so bad here. It's not like US traffic. There are miles and miles of cars and everyone is going as fast as possible then stopping at the last second before crashing into another car. There are big trucks, taxis, vans, buses, all speeding, cutting, and honking. Always honking! Then in the middle of the road there are many street vendors selling stuff. They all walk right out into traffic.
Anyways, the kids are great. They are very happy and did not want to go to the orphanage today and definitely did not want to stay there. They all watch me closely asking "where are you going mom?" and they love daddy. They have great personalities. Comfort is so funny. Last night after her bath (which is really a shower, there first time using one-usually bath is done in a small tub just scrubbing and rinsing) she threw her head back and put her hands on her hips and said "I am going to America!" and strutted out of the room then busted out laughing. She is quite a character.
Brian sings all the time. Almost always songs about Jesus. He also prays and told us he prayed for us to come soon. He is a great boy. Really has bonded with his daddy and today he wanted me to snuggle him.
Josephine is not as quiet as she looked in the videos! She is very happy and a good girl. She has had some hard moments dealing with the feelings of having a mom again, but she has been very open about missing her mother and we have talked about it and cried together which seemed to be a bonding point for us.
We are praying that we will not have to leave our beautiful children behind and go back without them. Everything is so slow in Ghana. Nobody moves fast and it's always "yes I will do that tomorrow'. I guess tomorrow never comes.
Mark has been sick since we arrived with fatigue and chills. We're not sure what is wrong, but he was feeling a little better today. That has been really hard and we would love your prayers for that.
We are very happy with our kids and want to get them home soon!


Sheri K said...

Thank you Lanae for the wonderful update. The kids are great and you're making me cry! We too are praying praying praying. God's will be done. Blessings on all of you!
Sheri K

Sheri K said...

From Kenna: Brian, Josephine and Comfort: You all look pretty in the pictures on your web site. Hope you all come home soon! May God Bless you all. Love, Kenna

Watson said...

Hello Everyone,
The pictures are great.
So glad to hear that the children like their blankets & p.j.s
Mark, your mom says"take care of yourself & feel better very soon,Love you."
How are the "big" girls doing?
Our thoughts are with you all, please come home soon to all of us who love & miss you.
Mom & Gary(Grandma & Grandpa)

FriĆ°rikssonS (and Parents) said...

I Love the pictures!!!! They look so at home and at peace with you! They have waited so long to have you and I am glad things are going well.
I am praying you don't have to leave your children and that you can all leave as a family!!!

I am so very happy for all of you!

BentzBunch said...

We are so proud of all of you. Our hearts swell with the thought of your dedication, determination and faith.
You are always in our prayers, all of you. We know that God will continue to bless you and keep you safe.
May your stay in Africa be short and your trip home, swift.
Our love always,
The BentzBunch

Tamarah said...

Grandma I love you! And I love the kids (Brian, Josephine and Comfort) And I miss Maggie and Kelcey and Grandpa sooo much!


Tamarah said...

We miss you very very much! We are praying that all the loose ends will be tied soon and the whole family will be on the plane soon! Take good care everyone. We love you!
Ryan and Tamarah

Tiffany said...

Remember that your battle is not with the bureaucracy of Ghana! Keep finding peace in the one who rescues! We are praying!


Sheri K said...

Tiffany reminded me --
The heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases ---
Proverbs 21:1

May the Lord will direct the hearts of the "government" of Ghana to allow your whole family to come home together.


Robin Dodd Photography said...

Your kids are SO beautiful! I look forward to following your blog! We brought our girls home from Ghana in September! Safe travels to you guys!!!

Rochelle said...

Hey Mark and Lanae,
Remember the Word that the LORD gave to you both Saturday night on the 28th of March. He said that you would go through some hard times there in Ghana but remember to walk by faith not by sight -
2 Corinthians 5:7. We are praying for you all in a mighty way.

Oh Father God, we come now asking that You would please bring peace and assurance to the Pearson family. Father, we have seen Your mighty hand from the beginning of this adoption process to this point. We have seen You make ways where there were no ways. We have seen You open doors when they were sealed shut. Father, we pray that you will supernaturally speed up the process, that suddenly officials, paperwork and legalities will line up and be in order in a timely manner. Father, we pray that this family will travel home as a family, all together, never to be seperated again. Father, You have already knitted their hearts together. Please make a way for this family to board the plane home, all together, soon. We also pray for Marks health. Thank You that he feels better, and we pray that You will heal him completely. Father, I ask all of this in Your precious Son's name, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Mark and Lanae, we love you all so much. Kelcey, your pictures have been such a blessing. We have laughed, cried, sighed deeply and rejoiced with you in the presence of our Lord and Savior. Can't wait until you get home!!!

Chris and Rochelle

Sheri K said...

Hi, Pearson's --
Everyone was so excited to see your photos and blog at coop. We all prayed for you in many of the classes. Surely you must have felt the blast from the breath of God. Maybe it was even nice and cool after all that hot African air! Tyler and Nate look good. Tyler is hungry (always?) and they both have been enjoying their new video game. We gotta get them out of the house! Probably tonite or tomorrow. Girls want to ice skate or bowl. We'll call and see what they want to do.

No one has heard anything from or about Maggie. How are you Maggie? Are you suffering in the heat? What about culture shock? Do you just love your new bro and sisters?

Sheri and the Knox clan

SugarHouse Mama said...

Oh man! My heart is aching for you to come home! I can't wait for you to all be home together!

petylite said...

Hi Pearson8 family, we have all decided that it is time for you to get back here,you are all missed very,very much, the new children look wonderful and Happy, I am so very proud of you all. Tyler told me that Mark is feeeling better and the girls want to come Home, still praying for you. Love Gramps

Watson said...

Dear Family,
Thinking of you & hoping you will all be back together & on your way home.
Miss you & thinking of you constantly.
Take care & be safe.
Anxious to hear good news that you are all on your way home.
Love, Mom, Gary & Family