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.