Hannah is a such a little blessing. She is doing so well, it is like she has always been ours. Yesterday afternoon, the orphanage director walked in handed Hannah to our guide and she turned and handed her to us. Hannah never cried once. She has snuggled and smiled from the very first minute. Last evening we came back to the hotel where she played and played and had a bath. At 7Pm she fell asleep( so we knew we would be up in the middle of the night). At midnight she did wake, ate a banana and went back to sleep until 6 am. This morning we went to finish the paperwork to get her passport and to make her a Coil. Once we were done, it was time for a nap (for all of us). At 130, the maid came and wanted to clean our room. We woke Hannah up and this is one thing that does not make her happy. We won't do that again. However, a little temptation with food and she was happy again. This kid loves to eat!. We then went for a walk around town and found a little park. We were the center of attraction, so we didn't stay too long. No one is ever mean, it just gets tiresome having everyone watching you. We feel like we should be performing at times. We did find a McDonalds, so I think after our tour tomorrow morning, we might have some Micky D for lunch. Again tonight, Hannah has played and played. She is silly and a little wild. She will love playing with you Noah and Caleb. She has taken to both mommy and daddy. She likes to be silly with daddy, but wants mommy to hold and carry her; perfect don't you think? We also found out that her cleft palate has also been through the first stage of repair. She shouldn't need any more surgeries for some time. They did a really good job, as far as I can tell.
This journey to Hannah sure has been a journey with God. There were so many times that I just wanted to give up and wondered why God wasn't answering our request for a daughter sooner, but now here she is. She is such a sweet gift and worth the wait. He has taken care of all the details. You don't know what a gift it is that she is adjusting so well. I know things may still change once we are home, but for right now; this happy child is making this trip much easier.
My prayer request tonight is for Noah and Caleb. Caleb made the state team for cross country and will be traveling Friday night to southern Ga with the team on the school bus. Noah is traveling with some friends of ours to go watch Caleb and their daughter Mallory. Please pray that their travels are safe. Caleb, we will be cheering you on. We love you! Noah, thank you for being a good big brother and supporting Caleb. We love you, too! We are praying for you everyday.
Thank you to all of you for following our journey everyday. I love reading your comments and emails. They keep me feeling close to home. Love to all of you!!