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Thursday, January 24, 2013
8:31 PM | Posted by Susan |
I apologize for not posting sooner but I was suffering from extremely bad jet lag, then I got sick.
Before I go any further, please, please everyone be in prayer for Adeye and her precious Hasya. Hasya did not handle the trip home very well and is in the hospital. Adeye and her family are very dear to all of us here. Please pray.
So here she is, our Annabelle finally in our arms forever!!!
Look at her smiling!!!
When we started this adoption, we had some people tell us that she was better off where she was because "it's what she knows".
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Remember that story I was going to tell you? Well, here it is.
A couple days after we picked up Annabelle from the orphanage, we had to take her to a mandatory doctor's appointment.
The place looked like an orphanage. Think typical hospital.
Annabelle cried and cried. She was beside herself. We could not console her.
The whole time we had her before this moment, she did not cry a peep.
The only thing we could imagine that was upsetting her was that she thought she was going back to an orphanage.
Our hearts were broken. We could not wait to get out of that place.
When we finally were done and by the door to leave, we began to put her coat on...
Annabelle laughed and put on the biggest smile! You could feel the relief in her.
Today that same scenario took place. Annabelle had her first American doctor's appointment.
The place I took her had that same typical hospital, orphanage, institutional look.
Annabelle cried and cried. She clung to me. Tears rolling down her face.
When I told her "all done"...she began to laugh. The whole way to the appointment she was silent in the car. The whole way home from the appointment, she laughed. When I pulled in the driveway and told her "we're home"...I thought she was going to explode she was so happy!
We are so thankful to God for giving us this little girl.
We believe that Annabelle is thankful to God for giving her a family.
There are no doubts about her happiness in our family.
Her smiles and laughter fill our home.
Children like Annabelle deserve and want families.
Only ignorant people could think they are better off where they are.
There are so many children waiting. Give them a family if you can and don't wait.
We praise God.
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