A little girl cries a slow, mournful cry in our room right now. So this post will be quick. We got Lydia today! As we drove to Guizhou Adoption office, we all had butterflies in our stomachs. Excited. Nervous.
We got her at 3:30. At first, she was not sure how to respond. Then she started crying and crying and crying. The same sad, slow cry as now. She cried the softest if Chris held her and she clung to the finger puppets we brought her. But we expected the tears. She left her Chinese foster parents today. She is grieving. And that is a good thing. She cried for a full hour.
On the way back to our hotel she slept on Chris' chest. Back in our hotel rooms the tears subsided as Anna read books to her and played with her. She was neither happy nor sad by the time we went to dinner. Then, over dumplings and noodles something strange happened.
First, she ate: noodles and eggs. Then she started smiling. Eventually laughter broke out as Anna played peek-a-boo with her. What joy filled our hearts.
Now it is back to the tears. Much change has happened today so we are not surprised. More photos tomorrow. Time to attempt to sleep.