Saturday, January 25, 2014


Friday after a "normal" day (whatever normal is after only being home for 7 days),  a trip to the park with friends and looking at photo's from her orphanage  "home".  I was cleaning up the Kitchen and looked over to see tears rolling down her face.

It was the first time I got to see her cry.  Remember I could hear her scream and cry during the blood draw for her medical exam in China.  I know saying "got" to see her cry sounds mean.  When a child is taken from all she knows, good, bad, happy, sad, loved, not loved, fed or not it is loss. BIG loss.  I believe she must grieve.  The tears are one tiny step to healing her heart.

I am sure all of you have noticed that Evelyn has a smile on her face all.the.time.

Here I tried to get her to NOT smile   . . . I just wasn't workin for her

Using Google translate we figured out that she missed her friends.  There are 4 or 5 kids that she really misses.  She cried and my heart broke for her.  You know what?  She let me hold her kiss her and wipe her tears.  I sure LOVE this little girl.  


Cheri said...

Yep. It is hard for everyone. She's going to be just fine. Imagine how far you'll have come in just 6 months from now.

Keith and Kelly said...

So sweet. I am glad that she had you to comfort her and that she trusted your family enough to be safe to show those emotions to. You're just what she needs.

Tammy said...

Healing in deed!!!!! AND THANK GOD you were there to comfort her!

LORD please heal this precious child!



Loyola said...

Sounds like YOU are doing great! Follow those instincts.