We are almost past the survival mode!
It was so awful; there are no words.
We missed church on Sunday because I woke up at 12:30 pm, and basically, I crawled to the tv and watched the games. Oh how much I missed watching my games. Then at about 2am, I was good to go! The rest of the family is also on a wacky schedule.
But today I woke up at 7:40am. The closest to my wake up time in the last 3+weeks!! Only an hour and 10 minutes difference!
And how is Miss Elly doing??
She LOVES to color.
And as you can see with your own eyes, she is doing well with the animals. Much to the animals distress. lol.
And as far as John going to work, she is adjusting pretty okay. :) She can finally give daddy a kiss good bye when he leaves, but only after crying and clinging for 5 minutes. I guess it helps that she realizes he DOES come home, eventually.
Once he is gone, though, she is a happy girl. Until he comes home, and then she is glued to him again.
And she had her first trip to Costco. If her eyes could have popped out of her head, they would have. Oh the wonder, the colors, things and brightness of it! She kept looking at me as though I was a goddess, being able to produce all this. And being able to sit in the carriage??? Forget it. She almost kissed my feet.
Poor child. One day, it will be old hat to her, but for now, we love the newness of discovery in her little life. We love the simplicity of her past.
And she is talking in English. wOw! Okay, she still chatters up a storm in Chinese, but she is able to be understood pretty well, and remembers so much.
In it all, we are thankful for this little girl of our hearts. It was all worth it.
All of it.