Today was a very emotional day for all of us. When they handed Hope to us, she was sad, scared, tearful, and overwhelmed. That's actually a good sign though. We were not deterred. Her little cry was so sad and pitiful. We sang Jesus Loves Me to her and she calmed down.
The orphanage staff that came, said that she is very shy and very clever. And that by Chinese standards she is considered very beautiful.
Back at the hotel. She had fallen asleep on the way back to hotel and was ready for a family photo when we returned. Still no smile though.
This picture is a treasure. Her first smiles. What I've been waiting to see since we first saw her picture in January.
All it took was a little tickle time.
Sweet baby. The ladies from the orphanage also used the word "soft" to describe her. Seems very appropriate. So sweet.
Tonight before bed time she was playing and laughing w/the big kids. They just love her and are totally enamored by her already. Wonder how many days
it will take for her to be spoiled. :)
Thank you for praying for today. It went far better than I ever anticipated.
More pics soon.
A New Mom of 4
with a very Full Heart!