Monday, June 29, 2015

Table for two, please.

Yesterday was a terribly challenging day. For almost a year, all of the waiting, paperwork, and stress culminated into a 15  minute bus ride to a nondescript grey office building. Standing in the window were a few children, one of them my little cutie. She was hesitant to meet me, staying true to her file as a shy, and cautious little girl. When she was finally brought into the room with me and the other families, it was the start of a difficult day trying to sooth her through much confusion and grief. I managed to get a few pictures, but not many, as I was very worried about my little girl.
A few moments of calm at the Civil Affairs office. 

We left to get our official family photo taken, after which she fell asleep from the exhaustion of the entire ordeal. We made it to Wal-Mart to get some essentials, and she finally calmed down once we started trying on shoes.... :-).
Checking out the fish at Wal-Mart

It is going to be a rough road ahead for my little one, but these signs of grief are testament to her close bond with her foster family, to whom I am forever grateful. 

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