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!

Beth

6 comments:

Annette W. said...

Yours is a journey that challenges and blesses you...and others! Praying for all of you!
Happy Easter to you!

The Perreca Family said...

Thanks for updating- you have been in my thoughts and prayers- and will continue to be!!

Kim said...

What a wonderful Easter update! Yours is a journey that needs to be shared and heard by others. So often we only hear about "smooth transitions" you have a story to tell not only about older child adoption but also adopting 2 at once. Your journey can let other adoptive families know they are not alone in their struggles and also prepare families for what they may encounter. Thank you for updating and sharing part of your families journey. you continue to be in our prayers.

Debbie said...

Continuing to pray. Knowing the God who can knit bones back together can knit hearts together too. Hugs. Call me or e-mail me if you need to talk, I am always here.

Heather said...

Glad to see you're back and everyone is settling in. Great to see you the other day! We've been busy and haven't been back to Chinese church yet!

Li Li's Mom said...

You are an amazing mom!! God bless you. I just have one angel from China!