He is very independent.
He is very orderly
He takes off his own clothes and puts on new ones
He uses the bathroom without assistance (no diapers)
He brushes his own teeth and does a pretty good job
He feeds himself
He can tell us what he wants/doesn't want and what he's feeling--even though many times we don't understand we can try to find ways to interpret
We can tell him what is happening next to prepare him and he understands(with the assistance of electronic devices or interpreter)
He "can" walk if need be...although the extra carrying has been more bonding time (albeit a younger child would be easier to carry)
There are ups and downs, positive and negatives about both types of adoption (infant and older child) but for us, this has been a perfect match. And he's a tad bit of a stinker too, which fits just perfectly with us. God designs families in the most amazing ways. That boggles my mind---I'm not quite sure how to comprehend His plans and His ways.
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds[a];
rejoice before him—his name is the LORD.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,[b]
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
To God alone be the Glory for his mysterious ways and plans. Sing Praise to His name He is above all names!!!