In the Groove

Recently I've talked to a few mamas who are finally home with their kiddos and are in the trenches of "survival mode" and cocooning. Talking to them has made me realize a few things. One of which is that, praise Jesus, we finally have our groove around the McGee house.

I feel like we are finally "settled" and in a routine. We have figured out Israel's various cries and have the parental instincts that the Lord is gracious to give. We are seeing the fruit of our cocooning and are confident in where we stand with Israel's attachment (yet we still have some boundaries that we will probably hold on to until we have to let them go- nursery, etc). Don't get me wrong, we still have the "what are we doing?" moments and we are NOT perfect parents, but I feel like we are confident in caring for Israel and know how to meet his specific needs intentionally.

At this point, we have been home 5 months and Israel is almost 1 year old (ugh it stinks to type that he is almost a 1 year old!). In another month and a half he will have been with us LONGER than he was in Ethiopia. The early days of Israel's homecoming and cocooning seem so far away! I'm so thankful for all of the progress that he has made and how the Lord has knit our hearts together.

Anybody else finally in the groove? Or are you in the trenches? I'd love to pray for you!


  1. So happy to hear that for you guys! I have a feeling we will have plenty of those "what are we doing" moments once our little man arrives. May God continue to bless your beautiful family!

  2. Yay! So glad to hear it gets better and better :) you know we are in the trenches ;) thank you for all your help and continued encouragement! Last night was another doosie, so it was great to read this and be encouraged this morning. Yay, McGees!

  3. Doesn't it feel amazing when you finally reach a new normal!!! SO glad you are there!!! And i cannot wait for the day when we know that A has been with us longer than away from us. Still have several more years but I know it will make our hearts smile!


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