|Hoping we are just posing on this and not going for a ride!|
|Yes this look will get me anything I want|
|Look at all those teeth|
|So sweet, don't you just love the shoes!|
|Love this girl|
|Our beautiful daughter.|
My heart leapt a little when I saw she was wearing the little dress we sent in the first care package. Isn't she an absolute doll, the only thing missing is a huge bow which of course would not fit flat in a gallon ziploc bag! Then I cried. Seriously, look how big she is getting. She is growing up in these pictures and it makes me acutely aware of how much we are missing. In the next six months if everything goes smoothly (crossing our fingers, toes, eyes as well as saying a prayer or a 100), we will bring her home. She now has our pictures too. I am praying God is preparing her little heart and that somehow she is forming a bond with the people smiling back at her in that little pink album.
Her update reports she is a talkative child. Haha! I mean is anyone surprised? She is my daughter, no? We also learned little miss still does not like to drink out of a cup thank you, and insists on wearing a little pearl necklace everyday. She loves to wear dresses:) and take a walk with her foster family during which she stops to talk to everyone she meets along the way. After measuring long at birth and fairly tall for a one year old she has slowed down and now isn't much more than a minute gaining only 1 pound, weighing a whopping 22.5 pounds and standing at 2 feet 6 1/2 inches. She ranks in the 10-25% for her age in weight and height.
Our agency recently estimated we should get first approval between Nov and Jan, and travel between Jan and March depending on first approval. My prayer was to have her home by her birthday in November, which at this point would be a miracle. I'm a believer though, God has already worked numerous miracles to get us where we are. Therefore, if He says the time is right it Will happen. So we wait, we pray, and we blow kisses in the wind to our little girl across the ocean.