Our children have been home for a month! And what a month it has been! Thank you so much for your involvement in their adoption journey. Because you supported us in a tangible way, there are TWO LESS orphans in the world. We travelled to China April 22 to May 10th (Mother’s Day) we returned home to be reunited with our nine children who were thrilled to meet their new siblings.
Isabella is “smart as a whip” as my mother would’ve said. At two and a half years old she’s already picked up more than ten English words and has learned to communicate her needs very clearly. She enjoys playing house, pushing the baby stroller all over the house, and picking up after her siblings. She started out a month ago very attached to Doug and was quite timid with everyone else. She has just blossomed and now enjoys interacting with all her siblings. The slow acceptance of Mama has been bittersweet. She really was close to her nannies and had stranger anxiety. In those first days she really wanted nothing to do with Mama, and that was hard. But the love and trust that she has developed in a short time has been sweet.
Isaac is a little bit more of a mystery since he does not speak at all yet and really only communicates by crying, grinding his teeth, and smiling. We are learning his cues and look forward to getting him the therapies he needs to develop. He had lost five pounds between his second and third year, but I’m happy to report that in the month and a half he’s been with us he has regained three of those pounds! Lots of good nutrition and lots of hugs and snuggles are filling his tank. When he smiles it lights up the room and is so precious!
Thank you again for your support in bringing home our children. What a privilege it is to participate with God’s plan for these two
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