Thank goodness we're home. Lydia was an excellent traveler and will fit into this family like a hand in a glove. She loves her brothers and the feeling is mutual. She is slowly getting her days and nights turned around. It helps that there are lots of cousins to play with. We are ready to begin our new norm.
We had quite the welcoming comittee at the airport which made Lydia's homecoming so very special. It was 11:45 p.m.!! It was wonderful to see Frank, Allyson, and Molly too! It was equally appreciated to have a spread of food delivered from the church. It smelled like "Homecoming" in the house. Uncle Mave and Mamaw had the house all clean and cut the grass an shrubs, and hung a banner out front. Aunt Cheryl had lumineries lining the drive for a special arrival! It was wonderful! Thanks to Simon for driving at the speed of light to have Andrew at the airport! You rock! (thanks to Cheryl for enduring the ride)
Lydia is sitting up independntly, rolling over and no longer has spaghetti neck. She stands with help and I can feel the muscle tone in her legs hardening. Her diet is slowly improving to include rice, congee, (thanks for the recipe Lori) Cherrios and potato chips. (thanks to daddy)
Our hearts are full as we arrive home and feel the love of family and friends. We are so blessed. We will dedicate our precious daughter to the Lord her very first Sunday. Being in China was an unforgettable experience, but there truly is no place like home!