Let me tell ya, we got us a treasure here. She is sooo sweet but spunky, but funny, but smart. Just a total gem.
She was missing foster mom (grandma) so much. We were BLESSED to go see her yesterday. So very blessed. It's not normally allowed, but God knew the needs of this precious girl and it happened. We went to her home where she promptly told grandma her legs were cold and off they went, reappearing in her 4th layer of clothing. Yep, the 3 layers I had on her were not enough:)
Grandma loves this girl, and cared for her well. It was so obvious. Grandma also handed over this girl, very clearly to ME, as her mama, and told her to go with me, I am her MAMA and to be happy. What a GIFT this woman gave this child. Love, as a grandma/mother, but room for parents, and the ultimate gift of letting her go for her best interests.
And trust me when I say it is in her best interest. To have her come to a family that loves her already, which I promised grandma we would ALWAYS love and care for her, but to leave this country that she is stared at, pointed at, and generally treated poorly. It's been annoying and sad to see people act so goofy at one little girl. Because under that white hair is just A LITTLE GIRL.
She told us today that the kids at school made fun of her, calling her "Little old man" because of her hair and grandma actually buzzed off her hair and wore a WIG on her to try to keep her from being picked on. Unbelievable, huh?
Phoebe, is doing well again today, she clearly got great peace from seeing her beloved grandma and knowing grandma is ok and wants her to be with me. We took grandma lots of gifts as well as her giving Phoebe the BIGGEST stuffed monkey toy I have ever seen. That's gonna be fun to get on a plane with tomorrow:(
She's eating well, she's got a bit of a cold, now don't worry, grandma heard her cough and we now have 2 medicines we are to give her. Along with instructions to dress her warmer and never give her cold water. Yep.
She's got a little friend, he's 8 and was in foster care as well, he was sent back to the orphanage the same time as her so they built a fast friendship, they had a play date today. He is a sweet guy, and the two of them together is a barrel of fun. The giggles, the chatter:) Phoebe has started to come to me and chatter in Chinese but now she is understanding that I don't speak Chinese so she says "Mama timmadon" which means " momma don't understand" and she is smart enough to try out charades when Chloe is not readily available.
She also started repeating stuff I say in English. It's not going to take her long at all to learn English. She asked a bunch questions today of Paisley, yep, we got to Skype and give Chloe a break, Paisley answered a bunch of stuff relating to the dogs at home, the kids-- she is floored by how many siblings she has:)
I have trouble getting pics of her, not because of no flash to spare her eyes, it's because she's a blond flash of action that I can't catch on film. The girl is BUSY. Not still unless she is sleeping or watching tv, which is what she is doing right now.
I *think* I have the bugs worked out of my internet issue but who knows. It's frustrating but I do the best I can. Tomorrow we move on to Guangzhou which will be a blessing to get to warmer climate, more adoptive families, although the ones here with another agency are really nice and we are enjoying the little time we have had together.
Noodles for lunch, so not sure what the plan for supper will be, I'm sure if Chloe has any say it will be street food again tonight, she is in Chloe heaven eating here. I can't complain I think I have spent a whopping $8 for 4 nights of supper for all? We went to the grocery store today and got her suitcase of snacks, yep, more stuff to pack. OIY.
Well, I'm off to feed the girls supper, big and little are getting restless:)
I feel soooo blessed by this child, this little girl, the one I now call daughter:)