I wish I could post a picture of the three of us smiling. Or at least of the three of us without tears. But I can’t. Not yet.
Gotcha Day was rough.
Suhn’s foster mommy was able to give her to us. This was a blessing. But it was also very hard. Her foster mommy has cared for her for the past two years and they love each other.
Needless to say, when she handed Suhn to us. Our little girl was inconsolable.
For most of the afternoon she either cried or fell asleep in our arms. Constantly pointing to the door, looking for mama (and not meaning me).
Late afternoon, Kory took her on a walk around our hotel. And while I had my breakdown. He had a breakthrough. She finally stopped crying and he was even able to get a small smile out of her.
The rest of the afternoon things got better. Still tears (especially from me!), but more smiles and even a little bit of laughter.
Last night she did really great. She woke up a few times calling for “mama.” But now she is consolable. This morning she even snuggled into me. Checking me out and eventually falling asleep again.
Even though it’s been rough, the moments where her smiles and personality come through are priceless. She is such a sweet little girl and we are in love with her! She already has her daddy wrapped around her sweet little fingers.
Please pray for our little girl. She is grieving and rightfully so. Pray that God would hold her in His hands and give her peace. And, pray for patience, strength and understanding for us.
Yesterday before we went to pick Suhn up, I read the following verses:
“The Lord says, ‘I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. So rejoice in the Lord and be glad all you who obey Him! Shout for joy all you whose hearts are pure!” Psalm 32:8,11
I’m claiming those verses and I am rejoicing. Even through the rough days.
Thanks for your prayers friends… Keep em coming!