Thursday, February 4, 2010
Lilyia has done great today so far. She just has the cutest little voice and it is adorable to hear her talking in Chinese. She is really warming up to us a lot more. The first day she preferred our guide over us, but today our guide tried to pick her up and she reached her arms out for daddy, so that is a good sign. She has done better with me today too. She won't reach her arms out to me yet, but she will let me hold her now without getting too mad. We praise God and give him the glory for her softened heart towards us...thank you to everyone for your prayers. We can clearly feel your love and prayers for our family.
Lilyia is such a smart and obedient little girl and it is very clear that she was very well loved and taken care of in her foster home. We are so thankful for her foster family and their willingness to care for her until we were able to come and get her. I really feel for her foster family right now and their loss of her, praying that God would give them peace and comfort at this time.
It is so cute to watch Parker and Lilyia interact. Lilyia always wants to hold Parker's hand and Parker always tries and pulls Lilyia's thumb out of her mouth, she sucks her thumb and I think it is so cute. (I know, I know I won't be saying that in two years, but none of my other kids have ever sucked their thumb and I think it's adorable).
Tomorrow evening (Friday) we fly to Guangzhou after we pick up Lilyia's passport. We spend about 5 days there and then we fly home. Guangzhou is about a 60 minute airplane ride from Nanning and it is where every family must go to finalize the adoption on the US side of things. So, there will be a lot of other adoptive families there as well and I have heard there is a lot of fun stuff for kids to do. I am looking forward to something different-we are getting sick of the restaurants around our hotel that we have eaten at over and over again.
Thanks for following along on our journey and keep the comments coming-we appreciate all the encouragement!
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