Friday, March 9, 2012

Two Months!

Two months ago, half the world away, a scared little girl walked down the hall of the 22nd floor of the Marriott in Nanning, into our hotel room, into our lives, and became our daughter forever.

It wasn't a fairy tale beginning, and there have been plenty of rough times since, but it has been the BEST. THING. EVER.

I remember worrying in that hotel in Nanning whether our daughter would ever smile, ever give kisses, ever have feelings for us. 

The face of our little girl, two months later:

E is growing into a happy, smiling, loving, tender, compassionate, funny little girl.  She has some hysterical quirks, and we spend hours laughing at her expressions and silly ways.  She gives me kisses and hugs and even kissed Baba today!  We know that we still have a long way to go with our bonding with E, but in just two months, our family has grown in leaps and bounds.

I'm headed upstairs for one of E's favorite times of the day...when Mama lays down with her to go "Night Night."  We'll cuddle and canoodle, I'll sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" 30 times, and she'll gesture for me to rub her hands and feet.  Then, when it's time to go to sleep, I'll close my eyes and pretend to be asleep.  E will put one hand on my face.  With the other, she'll take my hand, hold it to her face, and kiss it over and over and over again.  I guess it's one of my favorite times of the day, too.

We love you, E!  Happy Two Month Anniversary!


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary to your beautiful family! Love reading and seeing the progress and how happy E is! Thanks for letting us "be a part" of this journey, Cathy

The Jiu Jiu said...

There's a small voice in the back of my head going, "Told you so!" I am *SO* glad your familiness is progressing so well!

There must be something about "itsy Bitsy Spider" that we knew as kids but forgot as we grew up -- the Pipsqueak isn't as much "into" it as she once was, but there was a time that if we only got "AGAIN!" 30 times we considered it a failed encore. :-)

Happy Two Month Anniversary to the whole family!

Anonymous said...

Happy Two Months to you all-- it sure was worth all the hard stuff at first now --wasn"t it? she's just blossoming !! Praise God for He is sooooooooooooo GOOD! Cathy in illinois

Pattie and Joe said...

We were just able to pick these blogs up tonight! We were craving our E fix and this had us smiling from ear to ear - but still not half as wide as that smile on E. we love you E and know that your smile is as big as your heart. It will be our honor and joy to watch you grow with your amazing parents and family - especially auntie sue sue!

Anonymous said...

Time is a miracle, so is love! happy 2-month Anniversary!

Amiee said...

So happy for you!! She is so precious.

Alan and Lindy said...

Congratulations! So great to read about your progress... it's amazing how quickly our kids rebound and grow.

Ladyblog said...

So wonderful! You are very blessed!

Lynette said...

Simply wonderful.