Gotcha Day


We are so tired,  so we will keep this post brief but wanted to take a moment to share the good news.

Well, let’s start from the beginning! We had a rough start, to say the least. He screamed, cried, kicked, and flailed when we first got him.  It was kind of terrible for about an hour. Poor kid had been through a lot in the past week as we found out that he left his foster family just last week to live in the orphanage. 
We tried everything to calm him: snacks, toys, candy, walking, sitting… you name it- we tried it! He finally calmed down after an hour and has miraculously been doing great ever since. 
We took him out to eat at a fancy restaurant with some others right after we got back to the hotel. We were nervous about this, but felt like we needed to do what our guide suggested and it actually went really well. He was smiling and laughing and even feeding us at the restaurant. Things continued to get better when we got back to the hotel. We played with toys, gave him a bath, SKYPE’d with the kids,  gave cuddles and tickles, and he seemed to love every minute of it.  We’ve gotten to hear his deep belly laugh and we have found that his favorite thing to do so pour water over his head in the bathtub 🙂 He has been sitting on our laps, holding our hands, and even fell asleep on Mary at the end of the night. Praise God! 

It feels a bit surreal. We can hardly believe it.  He is absolutely adorable and we are so blessed to be his parents. 

Keep praying! We love you guys!!

Sing to him; yes, sing his praises.
    Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds.
 Exalt in his holy name;
    rejoice, you who worship the Lord.- 
1 Chron 16:9-10

Our rough start! He is crying on the outside, and we are clearly freaking out a bit, but smiling for the photo, haha


At restaurant- Laughing at daddy’s sillyness


Bath time!


Enjoying his new toys


Getting sleepy at the end of a long day


Getting sleepy at the end of a long day

5 responses to “Gotcha Day

  1. O, praise the Lord! I am so moved by all these pictures and rejoicing at the same time. Thank you for sending them over so quickly. Ava gave me a little update this morning. Hope the rest of your visit be precious. May the peace and joy of God be with you! Happy Thanksgiving from the Ko family.

  2. This brought tears to my eyes! He is such a blessing! He seems very content being in his mommy’s arms, and laughing with his daddy. Love you guys!

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