3 families become 1.
How precious is that?!!? And we know WHO to thank for working this all out!
A GOTCHA DAY LIKE NO OTHER!!!
Our first view of Lili (Lily)
Well, Sunday finally arrives. WE are nervous, excited, anxious, and THRILLED!
This is the day Rosalyn and Lilianna become members of our family!!
Our first view of Lili shows a vibrant, happy, very silly little girl who obviously loves her foster mama.
Our first glimpse of Rosalyn reveals a very shy, loving, smiling young lady who is quiet, yet full of joy, and who obviously loves her foster family!!!
The room is full of noise, confusion to some, but pleasant exchanges going on in all corners, concerns for the girls' and their routines, questions about their daily life, lots of PAPERWORK-as if we haven't done enough-wow-that was a bit overwhelming without a hubby to watch thekids or help look things over-
Lili had 2 minutes of tears whenher foster family left-thankfully, Rosalyn's foster dad was still there, and scooped her up, hugger her tight, and plopped her in my lap.
Within a couple minutes-she was wooed back to all smiles and impish impulsiveness and a wee bit of trouble :)
Rosalyn had a few moments of sorrow-broke my heart to see her in pain, but so thankful we were all able to be together to help her thru the transition.
I was so happy Rosalyn's foster dad was there to help her with her name signing-she is unsure of her Chinese characters as she has been learning English-how helpful it was for Baba to help her and smooth the anxieties away.
Finally, after 2 1/2 long hours-and yes, it was FREEZING in that room-I was froze stiff, we were escorted out and into our van. A 6 yr old happily bouncing along, holding my hand, and Rosalyn cheerfully helping clean up and clutter and pack up all our belongings to head to the Hotel .
Once in the room, things settled into a calm, uneventful pattern of Lili taking things out, the older girls putting them away:)
We are doing great, and if Lynnea will continue to post for me, we will be able to blog while here in Guiyang-for some reason, I have technical difficulites, even with a VPN downloaded.
Thanks for coming along on our FAMILY DAY!!!
Lots of Love,
Chris and the girls