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He Was Meant To Be Here

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I’m having a hard time knowing we’ve been home for two weeks already and Ephraim has been a part of our lives for almost two months.

In some ways it seems like the time is going by so quickly and yet life with him feels so normal.

He fits into our family.
He was meant to be here.

Sure there are adjustments.
Raeca gets jealous and has difficulty finding time to be alone when her little brother is always following her around.
We need to get used to (again) the messy way toddlers eat and their ability to poop way beyond what their diaper can hold.

But he is home here.
And we are his family.

I feel like I should give an update as to how he is adjusting now that we are back home but it seems like there isn’t much to report. He’s adjusting so well I forget that he hasn’t always been here.

We aren’t cocooning like I thought we would be, the five weeks in South Africa were huge in helping the bonding process. Since we got back we’ve been going about life like normal and he fits in so well.

Things are going so smoothly I’m actually pinning (and hoping to start) a number of DIY projects. I’ve got my eye on a few things I can make for around the home and I’m hoping I can dive into them in the next few days.

It’s crazy to think of how well things are going since we’ve gotten back home with him and I know it is only a result of all the prayers that have been prayed on our behalf for the past three years.

Thank you to each one of you who have been praying. <3


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  1. so glad the adjustment is going well! isn’t it neat when something just fits so right that you can’t remember life before it?! 🙂

  2. “He’s adjusting so well I forget that he hasn’t always been here.” That sentence brought me to tears!!! I’m so happy for your family!! God is soooo good!

  3. Popping in from Oak and Oats Weekend LinkUp.

    Congrats on the arrival of your new little one! So glad that the transition is going well.

    Jen at

  4. Just ran across your blog…so beautiful! My husband and I have high hopes to adopt in a few years, so my heart just melted at this post. Can’t wait to read more about your journey!

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