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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday - Saturday visits :)

 The nurses were so proud to bring Taya out to me walking holding their hands ! She was pretty slow at it, but we are so happy for her! She smiled big when she saw us, or maybe because mama was clapping and cheering for her ;)
 Love my sweet Taya baby :)
 Gotta love the outfit :) she has on 3 pj outfits and booties tied to keep her feet warm.
 Happy girl :)
OK what you have all been WAITING FOR ........
BIG BOW BABY ! The nurses laughed and laughed and kept bringing people to see her then they would give us a thumbs up !
Bianca made this big bow for Anne-Marie and I will get it on her , I promise ! But I borrowed it for Taya as the headband I brought her kept slipping up her little flat her :(
 Benji running out to hug Papa & Mama :) The nurses tell him to do it , I know but he is very sweet the whole visit. Loves to hug and play wild. You should see him throw a ball ! He also split out the open door today and laughed while I ran like heck to catch him before we were chewed out by the grumpy lady ;)
 Looking at his photo album with papa. He loves to point and have us tell him the names of his family. When he see's daddys pictures he rubs daddys head and says dada :)
Visits today were wonderful. Benji has a cold which mama has caught, but its worth it to kiss his sweet face. Yesterday the visit with Taya was very upsetting to me, she was really out of it, why I am not sure but her eyes kept rolling up and she would space out....maybe over tired? Dont know. When I brought her back I saw some children doing institutional behaviors :( and it really just rocked me to the core. To read it is one thing, to see it...much much different. I had a long talk with God in church yesterday and a good cry, then a sign in church, Andrew read in english.. matthew 18.. and I know we are here and seeing all this because it is HIS plan. It should hurt our hearts. we have to see it.
I was going to ask today what was up with Taya but she was bright and happy and really interacting well :) She is such a little bitty. Remember she is 4 years and 7 months old . My sweet Taya baby is going to be ok. If you are considering adoption-DO IT NOW. There are so many children here who need real mommys and daddys. They need love. They need us.

Jodi- I havent connected with Alexander yet, its complicated, I had tried and will try again and be sure to pass on the goodies and get a picture for you , I promise.
Gretchen-love love the church and all the people here. The are so sweet and kind. They were worried because we miss lunch each day, they had a translator tell us we must come and get food whenever we get back and make ourselves at home. Do not miss a meal because we are busy :) so kind.


Mel said...

I am so happy to see your sweet girl in your arms!!! I know how long and how much you have loved her. Benji is a cutiepie!!! Praying that all continues to go well for you guys!!! Love ya!!

Gretchen said...

Who's your driver these days?

Hug everyone from us!

No signs of AnnMarie...I would guess if you told them that bow was for her (with her real name of course) you would have NO problem getting to see her!!!!

Is Alexander in Benji's group....he goes by his nickname...I'm dying to see him too!!!!

I am so excited for you! Glad Taya is so happy and doing well. She will change so quickly at home.......can't stand the excitement!

Gretchen said...

The Gospel for today (Matthew 18:1-5, 10) that you are talking about:
(NOT coincidental!!)

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven?”
He called a child over, placed it in their midst, and said,
“Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.
And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

“See that you do not despise one of these little ones,
for I say to you that their angels in heaven
always look upon the face of my heavenly Father.”


Nan and Dan said...

They are both so beautiful!!!!
So happy things are going great!

Marianne said...

They are both so precious! I love how Benji knows his papa from the photo album! That huge bow on Taya's head is too cute!

Gretchen said...

Jennifer Lopez??

gaby said...

You all look so happy, not sure who has the biggest smile, mamma & daddy or Taya & Benji... Great pictures. Great pic of Benji and Daddy -should print that one. The bows are too cute, although, the one for AnnMarie is a bit too big :) Tell Taya not to worry, she will have plenty of bows, all sizes when she gets home. love you guys, gaby

Genesis said...

Nice shirt on Benji :) lol

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