Oh what a happy day it was when we pulled into Mei Mei Emily's driveway
To say the girls were just a little bit excited to see each other would be an
The boys took off for the NASCAR race while the girls, little and big, all
enjoyed our girl time together! Robert and Mary were so sweet and invited
Gabriella and I to stay with them in their home. We couldn't have had a
better time together!! The big boys have always wanted to camp and camping
is what they did!
The girls played, giggled, talk, sang and enjoyed doing everything little girls
like to do!
Gabbie had been counting the days down until we went to see Emily.
Emily woke her mom and dad up at 6:00 am asking where we were out of
We talked about how long the girls would allow us to dress them alike and
and though we aren't sure, we do know one thing and that is that we are
enjoying every single moment that they are having fun with it now!!
Mary did an awesome job getting the girls to giggle...
As we were driving to Chick-Fil-A I looked back to see the girls holding hands!
They do this A LOT!!
Emily was soooo patient! She is such a big girl and can go to sleep on her
own while her "big" sister Gabriella still needs her mama to go to sleep. After
lots of giggles, singing, the changing of night lights including stars on the
ceiling Mary and I both ended up getting the girls to go to sleep! It was a
very short trip and when the girls had to say goodbye the next day it was
hard, very hard! But, as we have said, it's not goodbye, it's see ya next
time...and that we will!!! We are so thankful that while the girls started their
lives together, in a very tiny foster home in China that God allowed their
forever families to only live two states away from one another!! A bond that
God began in China is now able to be carried out for the rest of their lives and
for that, we are eternally thankful!!!