No, this is not Malak.
(But that would be a great suprise! Suprise! We got a referral and picked him up in Africa and he looks just like Silas Bottomly!)
But this little guy, Silas, is the cutest ever...second only to Malak....assuming Malak is the cutest ever...since I have yet to see his face. And speaking of seeing his face...
I had a conversation with our friends over at Gladney and when I told them that we were getting really excited now that our referral is going to be soon, they said that the wait is closer to 5 months these days. (as opposed to the 3 we have been counting on) NOOOOOO! Just when I thought that we were so close to seeing our son's sweet face...but I guess they have told us all along that it could be 3 to five, so it is not their fault and of course I am not angry or anything...just bummed that it will be later rather than sooner and bummed that I let myself think it could be any day.
Oh well, I will live...we really have been blessed with a smooth adoption process, so a few more weeks won't kill me.
Malak, mommy loves you and I'm coming as fast as I can!