for those whose hearts broke for Mohale
(and countless other voiceless treasures.)
MOHALE IS DOING WONDERFULLY!
This post is a brief update on our newest son’s adjustment.
We’ve been HOME for nearly three months. It feels like a dream in many ways because it had become “normal” to hope and pray and wait for the day we could go to Africa for him.
in my heart
AND far easier than we’d anticipated.
Mohale has bonded and attached to us sweetly. Children who have been securely attached to a caretaker are more able to attach to their new families. Foster parents and orphanage workers basically must be willing to have their hearts broken so that children like Mohale can have their hearts healed.
In the beginning, Mohale was quiet and reserved. This was expected. But what we did not anticipate was a smooth transition from his reserved, unattached place into a place in our family that is secure and bonded within this short amount of time. I am truly blown away. We’d anticipated attachment issues for months to come. This just is not the case with our sweet Mohale.
The roots of his heart are grounded beautifully and growing more secure each day.
For this, we have God and the amazing people at
Beautiful Gate Orphanage to thank.
His anticipated hoarding behaviors are giving way to sharing. This morning he ran and got Joseph a toy and a bottle and gave him a big hug. Here’s the pic:
Thank you for allowing your hearts to love and be broken- Over and over again.
Children’s broken hearts are healed
because you are willing to be broken-hearted.