Sunday, April 24, 2011

I'm back....

I took a hiatus from blogging for a bit. I have been too overwhelmed to blog about our journey. Today is Easter. I am so thankful for the resurrection of our Lord.

Our family life has settled down some recently. Abby and Yanmei are getting closer and closer. Abby's bedroom was moved to the basement and I think the privacy of having a room to retreat to makes her more willing to spend time with her new sister. Yanmei and Emily are sharing a bedroom and get along well together. Brian doesn't take "no" for an answer when it comes to bonding with his new sister. Sometimes he just assumes she will welcome him laying on her lap or hugging her and I think it is easier for her to just allow it than to say no. That's what happens when you are little and cute! :smile: Yanmei is getting closer to Mark and I but she does have a stubborn streak that we see quite frequently.

Jiujiu is not always willing to bond with his new siblings. Jiujiu is very helpful around the house and really enjoys spending time with Mark. There are temper issues that we are working on.

Mark, Jiujiu, Yanmei and I are seeing an adoption therapist once a week. We are trying to work on issues that come from living in an orphanage for years. Please pray for us as we continue with our therapy.

Emily will be turning 7 tomorrow. We will have a small birthday party: our immediate family, grandparents and two of Emily's friends. Just dinner and cake. Emily has requested Mom's homemade icing for the cake and she wants it orange!

I pray everyone has had a wonderful Easter!