Today marks two years since I met Miss Sophie Lulu in the Civil Affairs office in Nanning. What a day that was. She was so reserved, so afraid. Two black eyes from a playground ‘incident’ at her orphanage that included her and another little girl.
She had been obviously very well loved by her nanny (whom Sophie referred to as ‘mama’) and was on target in every way, a huge departure from Isabelle’s condition on ‘gotcha’ day. I was so nervous, just me and my guide standing there, waiting for her to arrive. Then the distinct sound of squeaky shoes approaching made me catch my breath. She walked into the room and my whole being went all soft and gooey-like. She took my breath away. My eyes filled with tears which I quickly wiped away so as not to frighten her. She bravely took the lollipop and Hello Kitty doll I offered her and we went on, onto the business of becoming a family.
Thank You, Lord, for the blessing of Sophie Lulu. She still takes my breath away.
**Sophie’s site was updated today, our final update on that site!**