So today was a good day, yet a really bad day all at the same time. Good day because Hannah made great strides with her daddy today, yet bad day because her daddy was VERY sick. Hannah too is still hanging on to her cold and we may have to start her on an antibiotic.
We started out the day on "Stork Island" with Hannah's medical appointment. This was a real joke if you ask me (but nobody did), but it's all part of the process. She was given a great report, and we were sent on our way.
We left the medical building and spent about an hour walking around Shamian Island.
Then we did a little shopping before lunch at Lucy's American Bar and Grill. It was a beautiful day sitting out on the patio eating cheese burgers and singing along to Air Supply...we are in China, right??? :o)
This is one of her MANY silly looks she gives...She fits right in with our family, don't you think?
The boys and I walked around to explore the hotel while Daddy and Hannah took naps. This place is BEAUTIFUL y'all!!!! Just happy to be in a clean place where we can walk the street without everyone having to wash all the black HEAVENS ONLY KNOW WHAT off our feet. Nasty I tell you! Oh, and we even saw a little bit of blue skies for the first time since we left the states...NO JOKE!
Charlie was really not feeling well today (he did start his antibiotics...hope they are the right kind for what he has) so the rest of us set out for some Mexican food while he stayed back at the hotel. :) The food was not bad I have to say. I cannot tell you how thankful I was to see that Hannah liked it...sorry, but you cannot live in this family unless you like Mexican food.
If you think of it, would you please pray for Charles. He is having a really hard time with Hannah not embracing him as fast as he would like. She has made small steps towards both boys every day, but has been much slower to letting him in...and he is SO aware of it. It just breaks my heart! I think too he is missing his mommy time too, and that is really hard with a little one who needs so much attention right now. We keep encouraging him to be patient, and tonight after putting Hannah down I spent some time laying and cuddling with just the boys (even though I was SO TIRED). He really needs the prayers y'all!
Hannah continues to make baby steps everyday, but she still has a couple of moments every day of complete melt downs. Most of the other families are dealing with the same thing with their children, and I am so thankful to feel their support and true understanding (however, I wish none of our children had to go through this). It's not a fun thing to watch! The crazy part of it is that before and after we have the happiest child in the world. I can not explain how hard this is on our own emotions. I just wish there was something we could do to take away all her pain and confusion, but all we can do is pray and believe that God one day will.
Because with our God ALL things are possible!!!! (Matthew 19:26)