I am healing up nicely since the surgery and we have been doing a ton since I got home. Not exactly what I call good for healing but I am praying that the Good Lord will allow me to heal on the run! Not exactly wisdom to live by but what is necessary right now. We were supposed to have a nice sized Super Bowl party on Sunday and with me getting home from the hospital on Saturday that put a damper on the party. Tom cancelled the party and we had our own little celebration. Aaron was brought home to see Luke by one of our angels from our Victory Assembly of God church family and was able to meet his new brother. I would like to say that they hit it off beautifully! Luke is quite a tech kind of guy. So him and Aaron hit it off well! He looked up to his much older and crazy taller brother! The guys all donned their Steelers gear and mom donned her Pj's (only thing that didnt hurt my stomach) and we got our food ready (Football essentials such as wings, pizza, chips, dips and such). Toms mom, sis and his niece came over for the festivities! We were ready for the first game and Luke couldnt wait to see what all the hub bub was about. To say Luke LOVED watching football was an understatement. He was right there with his dad and brothers watching the game, yelling at the TV, waving his Terrible Towel and having a blast like no other! Tom was not thrilled with the Steelers playing but watching Luke and Tommy, and Aaron have fun made it worth watching the Steelers not play well. Over all it was a very male bonding kind of night!
Since then we have been running to different schools to try and figure out where we will place Luke for school. This is not going to be an easy decision as the closest school for the deaf is 40 minutes and we wont put him that far away from us. So we arent left with too many options here in good ol NJ. Dont know if I mentioned in my blog before or not (probably not as it wasnt something we wanted to advertise too much) is that Luke had no language when we met him. We were told he knew Chinese sign language and that he could read and write Chinese. None of those are true and Luke came to us with nothing. He is picking up sign language at a rate that is ASTOUNDING!!!! We are having amazing conversations with him and he is understanding more then should be possible at this moment. To say that his not being taught anything in China upsets me is an understatement as it is obvious to everyone that meets Luke that he is very very bright and extremely teachable and wanting to learn. I am thrilled he is picking up ASL at an amazingly fast rate (we really just sign to him and have since the 1st week we got him) and he doesnt have any Chinese sign in his head to confuse him so he is picking up ASL fast, but that being said he has not been educated at all so school is going to be extremely difficult. We dont know where to place him or what to do right now but I am praying that the good Lord will show me the way and help me to know what is right.
Our house has been forever changed by Luke being here and the change has been amazingly huge. Luke's joy and happiness is truly contagious, you cant be in a bad mood around him as isnt possible. Everyone that meets Luke is immediately taken by him and falls in love with him like we have. Luke has blended into our family with ease (actually so much so that it is a little scary). Watching Luke wait with joy for 2:30 when Paige comes home and then 3:30 when Tommy comes home is a riot, the boy just cant wait to see them again and then the playing begins. Him and Tommy have become good wrestle partners and it is funny to watch them wrestle each other. Paige and Luke get along so well and he is such a helper with her. He even helps me read stories to her at night before she goes to bed.
We have been truly blessed and are grateful as a family could be for our blessings. This weekend Luke should meet my parents if all works out well and I am excited for them to meet him as he is gonna love them and them him. This weekend we will also take Luke to church for the first time and I am excited to see how he handles that and what he thinks of our church and our church family. I think he is going to be in for a good weekend. This Saturday we are also taking Luke to Tommy's wrestling match, (were supposed to do that last Thursday when I got rushed to the ER.) and I know he is going to love watching the wrestling match! I will write more soon, but so far so good. We are loving life! Thank you to our Heavenly Father that watched over our little blessing for 10 years and kept him safe and his heart ready for a family and prepared his heart for his new life and new family here in America!
Getting ready for his 1st Superbowl
Brothers getting ready for the big game!
They truly are pals!
Tommy and Aaron getting ready for the Steelers!
The Worrell Family men! Man I am so lucky to have such a handsome group of men around me!
Let the games begin!
Luke was just a tad excited for the game (can you tell? heheh)
Aaron, Aarons friend, Nick and Luke chowing on some good Superbowl food!
These wings ROCK!
Aaron showing Luke how to play some games on his Laptop
Luke with his older brother, Aaron
Dont know if the Terrible towel doubles as a skirt or not but Tommy thinks it does
A little ballet action from the Princess amidst the football guy, testosterone filled night
The boys checking out some games
Baby Katelyn loves the Steelers too!
DO you see the resemblance?
We love each other and Love Football too!
Yeahhhh Steelers.. Wave that Terrible towel!!
Loving the game!!!!!
Go Steelers! GO GO GO
Luke learning the art of "yelling at the TV to make the team play better!"
A great time was had by all!!!!!!!!