Yesterday was an incredible day with Jill. We played so hard all day. She giggled. We tickled. She even interacted with a few new toys. All from the bed, but a good day. I took her out on two walks too and she actually enjoyed the second one. She laughed in the carrier and leaned in to give me kisses. I felt so good going to bed.
This morning though was a different story. We had to go to the US consulate to be sworn in as a citizen and do the last bit of paperwork (WAHOOOO!!!). She screamed for three solid hours. She would not calm down, but she did not push me away. I held that precious, screaming her eyes out little babe for three solid hours. I have to admit-it was exhausting and draining. My heart breaks that this is so hard for her. As I walked and walked the halls of the US consulate, I prayed over her aloud and somehow we managed to get through it. Poor McGinnis family had to share an appointment and van with us while Jill cried for the three hours.
Really dreading the flight home. We need God to exert His power over our little hurting baby and I am petitioning His throne on a regular basis begging him to give her peace. We fly out on Thurs. morning at 10:35 AM which will be Wed. at 9:35 PM there. Please pray for her. We are desperate to get her home comfortably.
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