Monday, April 15, 2013

An Update on Zak

It is crazy to me that we have been home from China for over a month already.

Zak's transition to our family has been amazing.

You could call him the "rock star" of the family (he pretty much has us all wrapped around his little finger). He is often sporting the sunglasses to prove it. Yesterday at church I looked over at him and he had a bright red glove on one hand and his sunglasses on. He was rocking it Michael Jackson style.

Going right along with the rock star theme, the kid loves to sing. He is often found humming a tune as he goes about his day, most recently Jesus Loves Me has been a fav.

Other things he loves: noodles, baths, going outside, saying the word "no."

He loves his siblings too, and they love him. Sometimes, however, they don't feel the love from him. I think every one of them has come to me in tears at one point telling me that Zak does not like them.

Even though he really does.

He still grieves periodically. He gets into it at times with his brothers and sisters. He knows how to manipulate. He can be stubborn. He pouts. We have had to break-out the "time-ins" and he is learning the word "sorry," although it is definitely not his favorite.

But, overall, he is a happy little boy who is oh-so-easy to love and love him we do (like crazy).

We weren't planning on adopting again, but I am so thankful God had another plan. He has only been with us a month, but if feels like longer. I can't imagine our family without him.

He fits like a bright red glove. Perfectly.


sarah.flyingkites said...

i love this post. Thanks for sharing - I learn so much from these posts!

arlan and katie said...

so glad to get a glimpse into the daily life of Zak...thanks for the update & rejoicing with your family!

Our Journey to Grace and Olivia said...

I love this post!

Amanda Petrosky said...

Beautiful! God's plans are so perfect.