We've been home 11 days.
I've been told the honeymoon phase of adoption can last anywhere from 1 week to 6 months.
So far, things have been going insanely well.
Almost too well.
I keep having this lingering thought each morning, "Will today be the day?"
The day Mina decides she's sick of this place?
Will the day come when all she wants is to be back in China?
It was around day 11 for me when I wanted to be back in the US.The adrenalin had worn off, I was sick of Chinese food, I missed my bed.
I got grouchy, emotional, and just wanted to go home.
I'm trying to prepare myself for that day to come for Mina.
Just the other night she brought me this book and when I got to this page, I found myself choking over the words...
Regardless of if or when the honeymoon ends, I will continue to thank God each and every day for His abundance of blessings on my life. For picking us, out of all the parents in the world, to be Mina's mom and dad.
She's so perfect.
From her fierce cowlick to her never-ending drool to her wrinkly belly button that she's so obsessed with...
I mean, honestly, Miss Aubrey is a pretty tough act to follow in the offspring department...
(Hey Christy, notice that blur of a crown? Aubrey's thrilled she gets to have the Aurora AND Cinderella crown now...;))
Instead, Miss Mina would rather pester Aubrey and run off in a squeal of giggles...
Thankfully, Aubrey's managed to restrain her retaliation, but I'm wondering if it's just a matter of time before she snaps...
Luckily, we've discovered that redirection works with Mina.
Particularly with books.
Despite the fact that there's always a meal/snack to make, a nose to wipe, a diaper to change, a mess to clean, a fight to referee, laundry to fold, an errand to run, etc. I'm thoroughly enjoying our little family honeymoon.
I know there will be bumps along the road, there will be seasons of less-than-wonderful, but I'm savoring these precious days.
So, until next time...
Here's a little Jammy Dance Party from this morning...
(Disregard the mess, we had invited all the stuffed animals to the party...)