I cannot believe I am writing this as E. sleeps peacefully next to me.
I am so grateful for all of your prayers – what a journey this has been! Almost four years in the making…couldn’t have gotten here without each of your love and support and prayers. So thank you seems so insufficient.
The trip home was LONG – but after getting over her distaste for the seatbelt on the airplane, E. was quite the trooper. The flight from Moscow to DC was just over 10 hours and the flight from DC to Denver was about 3 ½ - by the time we got home we had been traveling over 24 hours – UGH! So very grateful that is done!
Leaving the orphanage was really heartbreaking – it was clear that she had made some attachments there – and we all cried as she left – including her favorite caregiver Lydia. Of course, orphanage life can never compare to family life and it is going to be amazingly sweet for her to have a family rather than just caregivers, but it was heartbreaking to leave nonetheless.
I’m adding a couple of pix – one from bath time in Moscow – which she absolutely loved - and one from playing with crayons – she thinks it’s way more fun to see how many crayons she can hold in one hand than to actually color.
I promise to post more soon, but for now she is just waking up from her nap.