I know, this is late.
And I only have two pictures to show for the entire day.
Forgive me. A half-dozen episodes of Lost are to blame.
Zach and I huddled around the laptop last night. For, ahem… a few hours.
Poppy perched in my lap, surrounded by some Wasabi peas, Cup o’ Noodles and milk flavored wafer cookies.
Somehow, it was very, very good for all of us.
Poppy continues to make small strides.
She’s sleeping better.
She’s eating a tiny bit better.
She’s making some efforts to play on her own, but really doesn’t want to do much more than sit.
I’m hopeful that some big changes are in her not-too-distant future.
Yesterday we spent at the Notary’s office. And the mall. And the grocery.
Poppy in my arms the whole time and mostly content to look around and soak it all in.
Found a thing or two for the kiddos at home. And Zach scored some Chinese jeans.
It was a good day.
Off to her medical exam today.
We’ll get to spend some time on Shamian Island afterward.
Not gonna lie, I’m very much looking forward to being on the Island for a bit.
Sensing some Cow and Bridge in our very near future.
Thanks for checking in on us, y’all. And thanks for all the prayers – they are being felt, for sure.
Still praying and KNOWING He will heal her heart!
Nicole A. says
Glad it is going well! Sounds like each day is a little better, which is great. Praying for you all!
All the best,
Nicole A., now in LA
Martha b says
Glad y’all are having some good times…love that photo of Zach!
OK, I love the pic of you and Poppy.
That second pic, that is one that just gets my attention.
I love to look for DETAILS.
I notice the umbrellas. It must be hot. And why is no one staring at you (the camera) or Zach??? This does not seem like China.
And I guess the couple to Zach’s right (looking at the photo) also found some China jeans?
And where are all of the people? This is not nearly as crowded as I remember. Oh, yeah, it is HOT.
Thanks for blogging your trip. I loved the mental image of you all glued to the laptop watching US TV while Poppy had her comfort foods in Mommy’s lap.
It’s so good to hear you had some time to just relax with your son. What a blessing those times can be! Still praying for your sweet Poppy!
Easy does it, right?
Wow… Chinese jeans!! How exciting for Zach!
Sweet Poppy… She is such a doll!
enjoy the times together ~~ ya’ll are making such wonderful memories. And remember, memories last a lifetime!
mmmm…Cow and Bridge!! 🙂 Little steps is all it takes because they will lead sweet Poppy to her awesome mommy! Lots of hugs from here in the states!
Just curious as to how long you will stay in China. Also, in the city photo of Zach, I love that I saw a KFC and a Papa John’s and is that an ABC logo (television?) Gorgeous photos of baby Poppy and of Zach and the city.
Loved the island!! So, you’re not staying at White Swan? I love the pics of the shopping square too, brings back some not so far back memories. Keep doin’ what you’re doin’…..it’s working.
When will you all be returning home?
So glad Poppy is making baby steps as she walks through this grief. I’ve said it so many times, and I’ll say it again. She is absolutely beautiful! : )
Prayers from deep in the heart of Texas!
loving the pictures of your precious poppy!
praying for you…Poppy is such a sweet, precious little girl.
Kristi D. says
Thanks for taking the time to post an update. I notice in the first picture that beautiful Poppy looks to be holding on to her mommy tighter than ever (another baby step in the right direction, yay!). 🙂 Poppy seems determined tocontinue to guard her little heart from further hurt in life….but every day, hour, minute, second, little by little, you are earning her trust with your consistent, patient, loving care. I’m so glad for her that she has you!!
love love love ya!
Hurray for baby steps, I will keep praying. And I’m sure all the carrying your doing is laying the groundwork for some fantastic bonding, right?
Mmmmm….Cow and Bridge was my favorite on the island! Glad you’re seeing a little progress! Continuing to cover you guys in prayer!
Yum! Cow and Bridge!!!! Your pictures look so familiar and my hubby and I miss China. Glad thing are starting to look up a bit. It can only get better and better.
Heather Peterson says
What an amazing journey you are on! I love reading about this amazing little angel! What city are you in? We in in Xi’an, China. I’m guessing you’re in Shang Hai or Bei Jing? Hope your time just gets better and better!!