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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The Miracle of Day Three






In everything I have read about the travels of the adoptive families, all of them have mentioned a specific event. Around day 3 or 4 there is a significant change in their child's behavior. They seem to have finished the grieving process and embrace everything that is around them, namely the adoptive parents. We're not sure if we can say that Hannah is finished grieving - can we ever say that? - but she definitely feels much better and is showing improvement in motor skills, etc. She has started to sit up and (with a little help) keep her balance and she has started to stand on our laps. When we first met her on Monday, this was not a possiblity. She is also very smiley. We get to see glimpses of this special girl's personality every minute.

We did a little site seeing with the group this morning. Our guides took us to the "New City" of Nanchang and the TengWangGe (the major tourist attraction of Nanchang). Then we had a lovely lunch complete with a beef and onion dish (one of our favorites) and a carrot-shaped rice pastry filled with sesame paste. Very tasty.

Hannah Bear is up from her nap so I'll sign off for now.

:)

8 comments:

vici said...

Hannah looks like she is feeling better. she seems to have enjoyed your tour.

that kid knows shes golden! let the fun begin!

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St. James Reformed Church, Mt. Pleasnt, N.C. said...

She get's mor radient every day! Isn't it wonderful what love can do to a child!!! I'm more than sure that the child is also filling the hearts of Chris and Kimberlee with love. What a joy it is to see you all so happy and I know that the Love of God and our Lord is flowing through you all. We continue to rejoice in your blessings.
Pastor John.

KellyL said...

Congratulations you guys! I'm so happy for you and you all look so happy. Hannah is absoultely beautiful. She is very lucky to have such special parents!

Safe travels!
Kelly L

KellyL said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys and you all look so happy! Hannah is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your time there!

Kelly L

KellyL said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you guys and you all look so happy! Hannah is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy your time there!

Kelly L

jackie said...

She is so beautiful! You can see the difference in her already. She knows her prayers have been answered she has the best Mommy & Daddy any little girl could ever ask for. Not to mention, wait till she gets a load of the great family she has back home :). I can't wait to meet her, give her a squeeze and a kiss for me. Love you guys....see you soon.
Jackie