With Mina allowing only me to hold her, I've not really had a spare moment or free hand to catch up on the old blog-a-roo. Also, if you've emailed, FB'ed, or texted -- I'm so sorry I haven't responded! We only have wifi in the lobby of our hotel so that makes things extra difficult. Just know that your sweet words mean the world to me, and Daniel's been kind enough to relay the messages and comments. Of course, he cries as he reads them...love that man!
There have been plenty of tears, and the days certainly have their hard and difficult moments, but oh my goodness...there have been some mighty sweet moments too.
We never received a picture of Mina smiling while we were waiting. I think it was God's way of sparing my life, because had I seen a picture like this, I would have surely died...
She is a drool machine.
Quick sidenote: baby coos and jabbers are sweet.
Chinese baby coos and jabber are out-of-this-world precious.
She has a fierce cowlick on the back of her head.
I'm 100% obsessed with it.
I mentioned on the last post about how layered she was.
This is everything she was wearing on Gotcha Day.
The very last layer was drenched from her sweat.
I haven't fully examined her clothes, but as I was putting them away I noticed the different buttons on the sweater she was wearing...
It made me instantly wonder how many little ones had worn it before it ended up on Mina.
How many of those little ones are with families now and how many still have no Mama or Dada?
Those buttons broke my heart.
One pretty spectacular finding...Mina's foster mom secretly sewed a picture of the two of them into her jacket. We haven't opened it yet, but from what we can see through, it looks like a formal photo of her with Mina.
There is so much more I need to write and pictures to post, but I'm just sooooo slap tired.
I'll try to catch up soon.
In the meantime, in case you didn't catch this on Facebook, someone decided they liked bath time...
Is it wrong that every time I look at this picture I get the urge to say, "I love my Asian raisin!"?