Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Each Day, is a New Day...

Today was our third day spending time with our little girl, and the anxiety (on my part...) is less and less... and it's because we already see improvement in the last few days. Each time we go to her group in the morning to pick her up, she's so excited to see us. She lets us pick her up and kiss her cheeks and rubs her head next to ours. As we head outside, she loves to take charge and just start walking right away. We try and get a lap in around the orphanage each day - half of that is her holding both our hands and the other half is broken up between taking off like a banshee or on Papa's shoulders (she loves his hair and the view from up top). You'd be amazed at how zippy those chicken legs can be.

We noticed something yesterday when we dropped her off for the night...she started singing (humming and coo'ing) in the hallway right before her group room. Today she was gabbing (quietly) all day. She doesn't really open her mouth much, but there is some kind of rendition of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" going on in that little noggin of hers. We also found out a couple other things: She loves bananas/cheerios, and she hates toothbrushes. We can't win every battle...yet.

Serge, our Godfather to all things Ukrainian, tells us to expect our court date on May 31, 2011... pending on if our Interpol Clearance comes in/clears (its not looking good w/ the hubby's rap sheet). If all goes well, and we get done with court that day, then we have to wait 10 more days in this region before we're "allowed" to leave... then we'll head back to Kiev and start some last paperwork to get back to Korea (passports, visa, etc.). The last part is a bit scary in terms of coordination and visiting embassies - but we'll brave that when we have to. For now we are pouring on as much love as we possibly can to this little girl.

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. When we checked facebook and our email we had over 75 emails/posts/blog comments from all our wonderful friends. Thank you for uplifting us and the little one so much. We can feel it all the way over in eastern Europe from literally all over the world.

(here she is on Papa's shoulders... do you see those pigtails? I had dreams about them, before her nanny fixed her hair like that today!)
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  1. I imagine a Wendy Loo Who up there. So happy for you. Praying you see positives in every day!

  2. I can't wait to see her beautiful face <3

  3. Just by the shadow, I can see she is so happy on her papa's shoulders :)

  4. That is so sweet that she is singing or humming. You two must brighten her day! I'll continue to pray for you as you go through this journey. I had no idea the work and time you put into adopting from another country.

    Mary :)

    (Blogger isnt letting me post under my blogger name for some reason. So sorry for the anonymous comment!)

  5. You guys are doing a great job! Hang in there - God is with you!!! My aunt adopted a brother and sister from the Ukraine in 2004 - it's been a scary and amazing ride for all of them. Both children were very delayed, needed a lot of physical and language therapy, and the girl needed surgery on her eyes because of the abuse she had faced before living in the orphanage. I can tell you that today both children are doing AMAZING - they have perfect english, love Jesus, are at the top of their class in school, and are so healthy emotionally, physically, and psychologically. Praying for your little one and her new journey with you both! You're going to do great!

  6. You definitely made me cry. I haven't been able to get online since you met her and your site was the first one I went to today- I'm so happy for you and so thankful that God is using you in this little girl's life! I love the picture of the pigtails and what that means for you. Congratulations!

  7. Rejoicing and praying with you Davises!

  8. Kate, I knew we met for a reason! I knew it! I found out about a month ago that I can't carry a baby due to my Fibromylgia and R.A. and all the medicine I am on. If they take me off of it, I won't be able to function. I have been devastated. My husband finally realized that this has been TEARING me up inside and we talked about it. We are going to adopt our first baby girl at the first of next year. We need to save up. In the mean time, we don't have a clue who to go through, what to do, anything. Depression is SO bad right now because of everything. I wanted so badly to experience the pregnancies. The kicking and moving and everyone being excited. Then again, I have always wanted to adopt as well especially since my husband was adopted. It means a lot to both of us. We just don't know where to begin. We started here in Amarillo and there are only a few and now I feel stuck again! I am trying so hard to rely on God but that is so much easier said than done. I do and then take it back over and over and over. I know you are going through a lot right now but would you write me back when you get a chance. God put you in my life for a reason and I praise Him for that. I will be praying for you guys!!!

    Heather Mullin

  9. I'm so happy that things are going a little smoother and you're feeling a little better. That's so sweet that she is humming/singing a little. That means she is so happy with you all and is soaking in all the love that you are outpouring. :-)

  10. you guys are amazing!!! she's going to be the happiest lil girl ever being with you guys!