Saturday, September 5, 2009

Orphanage Visit

This morning we visited the orphanage where Ciara has lived from the time she was 2 months old. I knew it would be difficult for her...and it was. She got to see her Foster Mama again and practically pole vaulted out of my arms into hers. She was so happy to see her and her Foster Mama was equally as happy to see her. It was very emotional for the both of them when we had to leave, both were crying. I absolutely could not do what this woman has done. I love her so much already and I wouldn't be able to give her up now let alone after I've had her for over two years. She was taken extremely good care of, was taught very well, and loved very much. On a brighter note, since her visit Ciara has been more talkative, more playful and all around just a happy little girl. I think maybe she knows now that this is for good, it's final. And this time I brought her out of that orphanage and not someone else. I've said it before, but kids just know stuff. We think sometimes they don't understand what's going on, but they do. Is she going to remember any of this? I don't think so, but something clicked with her today and for now she gets it :). I can't wait for her to get home to meet her Daddy, her older sister Leyna and for now, lol, her little older sister Logan. This second picture is of Ciara and her Foster Mama, and then the rest are right before bedtime eating some Goldfish.


Karin said...

What a precious picture of her with her foster mom! I think it makes such a difference for kids to be able to go back and say good-bye WITH their new parents. Something just clicks for them. It's hard to explain, but I'm glad it happened for Ciera.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Jackie, She is such a gorgeous child. I know your love for her is overflowing. And ---soon she will have that same kind of love for you. Praise be to God.

When do you get to bring her home?