Monday, May 31, 2010

We Have Her!





We met Cai this morning around 9:30. She is such a beautiful little girl! We noticed immediately that she was not going to warm up to us as easily as Cate did or be won over with our toys and candy so easily either! We were told that she is a very strong willed little girl, but also very brave. They told us that after her surgery, she was the only child in her orphanage that did not cry. She wouldn't have very much to do with us at first, but when when we pulled out the pictures that we brought, she went over to her bag and pulled out some of the same pictures of our family and named every one of us as Mama, Baba, Jie Jie ( big sisters) and Gu Gu ( big brothers). When it was time to leave the civil affairs office and get into the van, I expected a fight and tears, but she just sat in my lap, silent and still. She dozed a little on the way back to the hotel and when we arrived, she started crying and calling for Mama. But it wasn't me that she wanted. It was really hard and sad to see. But when we got to our room and started pulling out toys, she warmed up to us a little more. We have even been able to get some smiles and hugs. She is one tough and brave little girl. Cai is taking a nap now, so I am going to fill out more paperwork for tomorrow. Please pray for our transition and that all of our paperwork is completed so that we can leave Wuhan on Friday as planned.

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Congratulations, Kim! :)

Lilly's Family said...

YEAH! We are so happy for your family. She is beautiful. She and Hudson will be good company since they are both described as "strong willed!" Enjoy every minute!

Nicole said...

Kim,
Cai is just beautiful! Praying for her to transition through her grief quickly!
Congrats on your sweet baby girl!
Hugs,
Nicole

Canada to China and back! said...

She is beautiful! Congrats!
Hugs,
Kim

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Kim,

Cai is beautiful! We've always considered a strong will to be a gift from God when trained in the right direction! :) I'll be praying the grieving time is short and it will be as if Cai has always been with you all! Enjoy your precious little girl!

Your boys look like they are very sweet with her!

Thanks for sharing with us that couldn't sleep last night thinking about you! :)

Hugs,
Tammy

Dawn said...

Yeah!!! I just love the last pic of her....what a sweet girl...congratulations!!!

Shannon said...

Oh she IS so beautiful...you can see the strength in her eyes...wow! God has big plans for little Cai I think! I am praying for you, for Cai's heart to be fully open to you over time and for wisdom and grace as you all walk through this. It is not an easy road but oh the blessings!!!!
Hugs & Prayers,
Shannon

Carla said...

Congratulations!!! She is just BEAUTIFUL!!! It all sounds very typical, but I am glad she is warming up! I bet she is enjoying having the boys to play with! :-)
She is such a sweetie!! Praying for y'all.
Love,
Carla

3peas1pod said...

Kim,
Found your blog on RQ in the special needs section. My youngest was a WC and has been home for over a year. Now I guess I must live vicariously through others who are able to go back. Such special times. My middle daughter is from Hubei. We were told that Hubei women are stubborn and strong willed and have found that to be true. Perhaps it has served them well. Cai is absolutely beautiful. I look forward to "visiting" Wuhan with your family and seeing how much things have changed since our visit. Praying for a smooth transition for your entire family.

Deborah-
Mom to:
Emma (9yrs)-Xianyang, Shaanxi
Olivia (7 yrs) - Yangxin, Hubei
Celia (3 yrs)-Qingdao, Shandong
3sweetpeas.blogspot.com

Christine said...

Congratulations! We are headed to Wuhan this fall and it is such a blessing to see these precious children be received into their families. We are praying for you all!

Sharon Ankerich said...

Precious, precious, precious!!! so thankful you have her. LOVE reading every word and seeing every pic!!!
Blessings!

Amy said...

Congratulations! She is a beauty:)

Amy
w8ing4aprincess on RQ
www.journeytoourprincess.blogspot.com

Love Lives Here said...

Cai is so beautiful. I love following along with ya'll. What hotel are you staying at? Do you like it? We are still waiting on our TA. Hopefully soon.