The word "home" has several definitions, among them:
1. a house, apartment, or other shelter that is the usual residence of a person, family, or household.
2. the place in which one's domestic affections are centered.
3. any place of residence or refuge: a heavenly home.
How fitting that today, one week to the day that Axel arrived in the US, today after running errands with me, as we pulled into our drive way he hollered from the back seat, "HEY!" and then signed "HOME"!!!!!
Axel now knows this is "Home", and is excited when we return to it.
How I love this child. He is the most amazing little boy, created by God just for us. Every day God blesses us with the opportunity to see the wonder in Axel's eyes as he experiences something for the first time.
Like tracing the letter "A" all by himself.
Like putting a puzzle together, all by himself.
Like signing "TV" at me and the amazement in his eyes when I turn it on for him.
Like loving a dog who loves him back.
Like seeing papa coming to through the door, and the joy on Papa's face when he signs "Papa!"
Like swimming in a giant pool for the very first time.
Like watching Papa bowl, and cheering for every pin knocked down by every person in the entire alley.
Yes, this first week home has been a wondrous one, with experiences he's never even dreamed of, that weren't a possibility for him just one month ago.
One week home.
Thousands more to come.