Pics of our first visit!!!
http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DuoDPRFkU5pw%26list%3DLL1DhW7MWAUqqKjowa80nD2w%26feature%3Dmh_lolz&h=lAQH3xVo2AQFSyQpDWEXlqewW7QMu0G79H4q988zDPWLCqwOctober 12, 2011 Tried to post to by blog, but couldnt figure out how to do it. We arrived safely and have been trying to call home but it seems impossible to reach the US by telephone from here. Will try again later. We met our daughter today and I will NEVER forget this day or that moment for as LONG as I live. We arrived at the orphanage and they went to get her and we heard her giggling coming down the hall. She came in the room smiling and the caregiver said something to her and she came right over to me and took my hands and looked up at me and smiled. Oh my, I almost lost it. Dale says when the caregiver said this she clapped her hands. I was too busy just taking her in and didnt notice that. Then we took her into a room to play and had a great time. She laughed and giggled and played with both of us and the one care give had her say I love you Mama and she said it pretty good. Another moment I almost lost it! She also said thank you in English and Bravo Stella. We have to go back at for as we played so hard they wanted her to take a long nap before coming back. The flight over was EXTREMELY long, but overall not bad. I am not sure I would get Dale to say the same thing. Overall, it is going better than I ever imagined. Her smile will absolutely melt your heart! And she smiles A LOT....I have to say this day was well worth the agoinizing 2 year wait. Will post more later!!! Having a great time!
October 13, 2011
October 14, 2011
Day 3 of our journey....We got to take her for her visa photo today and got to stop at a bakery for a piece of cake for a treat for her. She loved it. Cant even believe our time here is growing short. I dont want to think about tomorrow as I know it is going to be very emotional. The weather is cold and rainy today. Michael and Linda, thanks, I agree and would not post any pics of her or say her n...ame until we are LEGALLY her parents. Not taking ANY chances. Over the last couple of days, she has started to trust me more and more. I cant wait to bring her home! She is just soooooo beautiful. She imitates anythng you do! Soo cute. Learned she does not really care for bananas yesterday. She ate some of it and started to throw the rest on the floor. This is because if it is on the floor, she doesnt have to eat it. Her care givers all seem so nice and kind. They keep saying that God has meant her for us because we are getting along so well. She loved going out today. She is facinated with ANYTHING with wheels..., cars, bikes, trucks, etc. There is a dump truck she likes to play with at the orphange and Dale says he is going home and buy her a dump truck! She is opening up more every day. The first day we were here she didnt even know how to go down the slide. Now she is doing it by herself. We were counting the steps on the slide and saying one, two, three and she is trying to say that now! So cute. We have to go to the notory tomorrow between visits, so I am not sure I will have time to write. Will try though. Miss everyone at home and will see you all soon. Love hearing from everyone and glad you are all following our journey!
October 14, 2012