We enjoyed one last meal in Guangzhou tonight and shared our favorite moments from the trip. As we chatted, Lydia used a combination of fork, spoon, and chopsticks to feed herself with great gusto. What a different child than we thought we were bringing home! Her files described a timid, reserved, and observant little girl. The observant part is correct. She sings when she is happy, screams when she is mad (and I mean squeals at the top of her lungs and also throws things), and demands to be included in everything. Every ice cream, every dish.
She must not have had a western style toilet in her foster home. She is fascinated by it. Whenever one of us enters the bathroom, we have a shadow who flushes continually for us. Such a great helper.
Not looking forward to the long journey home, but so thankful we are all taking it together. Thanks for your prayers!