The sun is shining; we're both awake. I heard Meiying wimper a few times in the night, but she slept thru and is all smiles again this morning. She's on the phone w/ her foster mom now and her voice sounds much brighter.
I forgot to mention yesterday that Meiying came w/ a backpack stuffed with things and another bag stuffed with things. She started pulling out all the contents as soon as we got to the room; some socks, underwear, 2 hand-knit scarves from her f-mom; some favorite foods that she had to share on the train (and wasn't too pleased about that); gum, candy, toys...and an enormous photo album (small in size, but large in quantity) of pictures from the beginning of her days w/ her foster family up to recent pictures. Beautiful. I haven't dared go through the bags on my own.
We're getting ready to head down for breakfast. She just asked me to comb her hair and re-braid it with 1 braid today, "xie-xie mommy". So sweet. Her hair is AMAAAZING. It is so soft, so long. I had to take some pictures.
..Okay, back from breakfast. She had to call her f-mom again when we came in the room. I wish I knew what she was saying, but it sounds and looks like she's just talking about what she had for breakfast and what we are doing. When she hangs up, she always comes over to me and smiles and nods her head. I feel bad that we can't talk about the things she is talking to her foster mom about. I know in time we will, but for now, it's hard. She's a trooper though. She loves to call me mommy, which is a hoot. We had breakfast with all the other families; so many young babies and toddlers; reminding me of those first days with Eliza. When we get to GZ, we will be with other older children and I think that will help.
Still no luggage. I know she's getting bored with the few toys we have here. Hope to shop later in the morning...
Monday, September 21, 2009
Posted by The Ordinary Horse at 8:33 PM