Oh, it feels so good to be back! I am missing the boys a lot, but it's great to have this time with Isabella. She grew so much! In fact, I walked right past her at the orphanage. I literally thought, "Oh, that baby is cute," and then I kept walking. Hello? Bad mom! No, I honestly didn't recognize her because she is so big, and she also had little ponytail "nubs" in her hair. I had never seen my big girl in ponytails before! Too cute! Her foster mother laughed and "reintroduced" me to my daughter, and Isabella lit up with smiles! I think she remembered me! I think I'm the only blonde lady she has ever seen before. She's got an advantage, O.K?
Here are a couple highlights from this afternoon...
Isabella has this new thing now where she sticks out her tongue when she's happy and being silly.
This little kitty cap is from an 11 year old girl named Chloe. She is becoming a little prayer warrior and faithfully prays for Isabella every single day. She bought the little cap all by herself with her own allowance just for Bella. Isn't that amazing?! God sends such encouragement to me. I just have to keep my eyes open.