Thank you to all our dear friends and family who have been praying today. The Lord has indeed heard the prayers of His saints and today looked much brighter for everyone!
Including this cutie pie!!!
She woke up a happy girl and I made sure to capture it right away just in case. It was like she was a different baby! She let me feed her the bottles today which was a huge step. I think she was so hungry that she didn't care anymore who fed her! Still no baby food, but that's ok, one day at a time. It is a start.
Elliana did very well all day even when I would get right in her face and talk to her and tell her I love you. We got her to smile and even laugh a tiny bit this morning. It was wonderful.
We did all of our shopping today and I wore her the entire time in the carrier. Have I mentioned she loves that thing?! She loves to be close, yet look around at people and then she just falls asleep in it when she feels like it. It was well worth the purchase!
This evening while we were out she looked up at me and started crying again. Randy ended up carrying her back to the hotel and I got her bottle ready to feed her dinner. Well no such luck. Again she cried our for "Uh-muh" and it was the saddest thing. She refused to drink that bottle from me and then she fell back asleep again. I know it must be so much harder for her at night, when she wants to be comforted and fed a certain way. I know she won't starve, so I am just going to keep holding out! We are just so thankful that progress was made today. Thank you Lord!
Well, there is much more I could write about but the biggest thing on my mind right now is WE'RE COMING HOME!
YES! We leave our hotel tomorrow at 7:30 AM Korea time and our flight leaves at 11:00. We will arrive at LAX at 9:15 on Saturday morning California time and drive home soon after!
We are so looking forward to coming home and showing Elliana around her new house and room.
But we will all miss Korea I know. What an absolutely wonderful experience we have had here and Randy and I will never regret bringing our boys for a second. Austin even said yesterday that he could totally live here. :-) There are so many memories that we all share together now, the biggest one of course is becoming a family of 6. The boys have been here for both the good and the hard parts and I believe we have grown closer together because of it. I will treasure every moment we have spent here in this beautiful country and will share it all with Elliana someday as well.
We look forward to seeing all of you in the near future. Remember that it will take time before we will be ready to introduce her to new surroundings, therefore please be understanding and patient with us. I know she will love you and believe me, she is worth the wait!!!
Next time you hear from us, we will be back in Clovis as a family of 6!
A few photos of our happier girl today!
I love this. She is saying goodbye to her city...