Things are beginning to look like our family again. Cali has made it to my favorite places-the grocery store, Target, Panera,CCS and church. She has seen her first CCS soccer game and football game. She made it to, but slept through Greyson's soccer game. She has had her first peds visit and visited Greg's office. The peds visit was not too much fun but you gotta do what you gotta do... Cali is beginning to say English words and understand simple phases like- give me a kiss, and she puckers up! Yeah! She can waive bye bye and says it too. She says hello and sings in Chinese. Lily is having a hard time adjusting to having a new sibling. There are glimpses of peace from time to time but Lily is having a hard time. I think it is also that she is three, had terrible jet lag, and well it is just a big adjustment. The older kids have been great trying to give Lily extra attention but during the day when it is just me, it is hard. I have been trying to get Cali on some kind of a nap schedule. Some days she goes down and some days not. But when we hit the one week mark of getting home and it was the turning point for learning day is day and night is night. Greg and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary on 9/19. Greg, me, Lily and Cali went out for dinner. What a 21 years it has been. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined a life like this. God has protected me all those years when I had my back to him. I pray that as my children grow and perhaps turn their backs to me or stray that they too will know that God and I have always loved them. I try my best to protect my children but the reality they are God's children that He so kindly has let me borrow and it is He who protects them day in and day out.
Thank you all who have prayed for us and continue to pray for us during this adjustment time.
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