We are finally home! I cannot describe how good it feels to have my girl home with me where she belongs!
Thank you for all your prayers and well-wishes. They were felt and appreciated!

This girl was so happy to come back to our house, I thought she would rip a stitch. She was an emotional basket case in the morning, while we were packing up to leave, and I know she thought we were leaving her there. The hospital looks very much like the orphanage, and we have seen some regression, and a lot of behaviors that remind us of when we were in China.
She was happy to leave with us, but was pensive all the way home. I wonder if she thought we were driving to give her away to someone else? The last time she was in an orphanage, and went for a car ride, she was given to us. She was so thrilled when we got to our house, that she laughed and screamed and clapped for a good fifteen minutes. Her relief was palpable.
I am already dreading taking her back next week for her followup…


  1. Crystal The Coupon Momma on October 13, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    I'm so happy little M is doing good. I was praying for you guys

  2. Girlventures on October 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Thank goodness, I was just thinking about you guys. Glad everything's going well. Have you had chili yet?

  3. Grace on October 13, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    awww, i love this! her smile is amazing…lights up the internet, i tell you 🙂

  4. Beth on October 14, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I'm so glad you all are home!! I LOVE that she was so happy to be home!!

  5. Ben and Amy on October 14, 2010 at 5:06 am

    We are so happy for your family! She is just beautiful and we are so glad that everything went so well.

  6. michelle on October 14, 2010 at 8:11 am

    So happy that she's home and is in good spirits! Her smile just brightens my day.

  7. Robin on October 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    So happy she is home!

  8. Jlstrange on October 14, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I just happened upon your blog one day and became so engaged in your story….it warms my heart to see M's smile…What a special little girl you have. Her beaming smile brightens my day. My prayers are with you that she will heal perfectly.

  9. Faith on October 14, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    awww, she was nervous. she found her family and doesn't want them to let her happy she is home where she belongs.she is beautiful. her smile just makes me happy!

  10. Annie on October 15, 2010 at 2:23 am

    I am so happy you all are home and that M is recovering well. That made me choked up a little to think that she was so pensive and worried about what was going on. Precious little sweetie!

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