The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Packing up!

We have started packing up today. We fly to Beijing tomorrow afternoon and have a 5 hour lay over (yippee). Then we fly straight through to DC. We are ready to go home. It will be nice to sleep in our own beds and eat home cooked meals again.

Today we go to the American Consulate to take our oath, get Ren's Visa and final paperwork. It is now off the Island so we take a bus and it will take up most of our afternoon. Then we come back and take the traditional red couch pictures at the White Swan.

Every day has gotten a little easier with Ren. He is pretty much a wild man :-D! He is starting to understand more and get frustrated less. He will listen if he knows what we are saying. His temper tantrums are now only a few minutes instead of lets just say a long time. He is a very sweet, compassionate, and smart little boy. We just love him and know it takes time for all the adjustments to happen, his life has changed so quickly in the last few days.

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes and comments! I loved reading them. Eden really enjoyed all the comments from Mrs. Faulwell and her class at Jenifer Elementary. Thanks again and sorry I haven't had time to respond to all of them but they meant so much to us!


One Blessed Mama said...

So AMAZING! Although I am happy to be home, living through your trip and pictures makes me miss China. Have a safe trip and we hope to catch up when you get back to Maryland (301) 274-0479. What a beautifl family and a wonderful gift from GOD - Adoption!

Djuna in Waldorf, see ya soon!

mai said...

Have a safe trip home! Can't wait to hear more about your wonderful family. Happy Easter...Eden don't forget we don't come back to school until Tues. and then we have the field trip Thurssay...YEAH! Thank you Wolfenden family for this wonderful opportunity to share in your amazing journey. God bless you.

shelley said...

MISSING YOU already. Please email me as I have deleted my address book by accident. Adoption brain is a horrible thing.