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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My little brother

Danielle asked, "What does Igor think about having a little brother." Great question Danielle! Honestly, Igor hasn't shared how he feels about a little brother. I ask him occasionally and he says, "I don't know."

Igor has said that he will be jealous of Henry when he comes home. I think that's normal. But Igor has some other thoughts as well. Igor told us that Henry won't be able to listen when he arrives home. Igor says Henry won't be able to understand us. He remembers what that's like and how hard it was. Igor knows it will be hard for Henry too. Last week, Igor told his former speech therapist that he is going to teach Henry how to talk. (I love my son!)

Igor has been very clear- he won't change Henry's diaper, especially if it's "stinky"!
If Henry is scared at night Igor said that he will rub his tummy and say, "It's okay little brother."
When he prays for Henry he says he wants Henry to be a good friend.

I think Igor has started the become a little protective of Henry. At school they had a picture of Henry on the calendar. They were counting the days until Henry arrives. On Dec. 17, Henry's picture was missing (the last day of school was the 18th). Everyone wondered where Henry's pictures was. The teacher asked Igor if he knew where Henry's picture was. Igor looked up and said, I put him in my backpack, it's time for him to go home.
Yep, Igor is correct, it's time for Henry to come home.

I'm planning on blogging from Ethiopia. We are not taking a laptop so we'll be at the mercy of the Hotel computers!

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve! Igor and I will decorate cookies and put some presents under the tree. We'll have an early dinner and then go to church for the 7PM service. We''ll read the story of the baby Jesus coming into the world and then we'll go to sleep. Does anyone sleep on Christmas Eve? I don't. Igor is excited about Christmas and so am I!

Merry Christmas everyone!


Erica said...

What an absolutely adorable post! We are praying for your family and will continue to do so. How awesome that Igor can relate to Henry about the effects of international adoption. I couldn't help but tear-up when I read about Igor taking his brother's picture home! Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Erica R. (YG)

shawn and tisha said...

Igor is so sweet. Have fun with all of your Christmas celebrations!
Merry Christmas!! :)

E said...

What a sweetie! I think Igor is going to be a great big brother! Our transition went really well, but both boys like to hog my attention (which is totally normal) and (thankfully) neither of them do it a worrisome amount. I know you'll be so blessed to watch Igor act in kindness and love toward his little brother and watch them have "brother moments" - those have become some of my favorite mommy moments, too. :)

Merry Christmas!!!


alisafmartin@yahoo.com said...

So amazing...your family has come so far! Can't wait to see you with Henry!! What a blessing he & Igor will be to each other!

small world said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to your family! We will be praying for a safe and joyful and healthy trip to bring back your son!
Love, The VanWetten Family

Danielle said...

I love hearing about Igor! Thanks for answering my question in such descriptive ways! I will pray for him right now about missing you guys! You should be touching down soon in Ethiopia! How amazing! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Love, Danielle