i don't know that i have ever been witness to a miracle as quite as big as
and then there is her heart. she is bigger than life with a smile and a twinkle in her eye that would melt ice. normally, i might even be a bit apprehensive at how well she has transitioned to us, but in my heart i think it is all part of the miracle. she was made for us and we for her. she has had a couple of crying spells - one when she woke up this morning and one later this afternoon - but even in the midst of those she snuggles into my arms and closes her eyes and cries. its as if she is saying, "i'm sad. i miss all that i know. but more than anything, i know i am safe and you are the one i love." and they pass, relatively quickly, and we are on to giggles and dolls and blocks and coloring. just like any other two year old little girl. she loves eric and i equally, is quick to let either of us care for her. she is perfect. i almost feel guilty at how perfect she is. i look around at the 50 or so families who are also here adopting and granted, i am a bit biases, but no little child even comes close to precious
we have enjoyed today. a bit more paperwork (we had to promise not to torture or abandon her!) a great nap and some shopping tonight. eric is a viscious bargainer. pops, you would be proud.
we miss all of you. and i will be so glad to set foot on american soil. but for now, i will embrace the beauty of china and all that it has to offer. thank you so much for your prayers and notes of encouragement!
lots of love,
**today when we stepped outside there was a "condensation alert" on our video camera...just a wee bit humid!!! definitely reminiscent of my days in the