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I shared a little about our family Christmas celebration last week but before we say good-bye to all the Christmas posts I wanted to share this cute story about Esther.
We are in the final weeks of the High Court Order wait of our Hong Kong adoption process. Which basically means now on week nine we are expecting a call any day now from our social worker letting us know we have been approved and that we can begin to make plans to travel a week or so later. Let’s just say this little momma has been nesting like crazy… more on that in a later post.
During these waiting weeks though Mother’s Choice, the orphanage where Esther lives, has continued to surprise us with just how much they love and care for these children. A few days before Christmas we received a six page document telling us all about Esther. Everything from is she a morning or night person, her favorite foods, how she handles stress, does she sleep with a night light, how she falls asleep, and so much more. It really is valuable information that we will be able to use once we bring her home… plus I can put it in her Baby Book.
But the sweetest of all things is the story Mother’s Choice shared with us back at the beginning of December. Remember when I mailed her Christmas presents to her?
I’m still kicking myself for not taking a picture of the gifts before I wrapped them… oh well.
Any way! One of the presents was for her to open before Christmas. The week she received them she had her visa medical appointment. Her caregiver told her that after the appointment she could open a gift from her Mummy and Daddy. So after bravely going to her appointment she got to open her gift.
I was a little worried that she wouldn’t like this gift because it wasn’t a toy but the pictures they sent and the words they shared destroyed any doubt I had about the gift.
What was the gift?
A red velvety Christmas dress with white fur trim… much like Noah’s in our Christmas card picture and a snow flake bow I crocheted for her.
If only I could share the pictures with you! Her smile is beaming from ear to ear… unlike Noah’s above. It is so adorable!
Her social worker said that after opening the gift she wouldn’t give the dress back to the caregivers. It was hers! They needed it back to prep it before she wore it though. I’m not quite sure what that means but maybe they needed to put her name on the inside or something. Anyway they needed it and my little girl wasn’t giving it up!
The caregivers ended up striking a deal with her. She got to take her nap holding the dress and then was to give it to them after her nap.
How sweet is that? This little girl didn’t need a toy, or a room full of gifts but was more than excited about receiving a pretty red dress!
The social worker said they would send pictures of her wearing it. I’m sure then she will have a big smile on her face also. I can’t wait to see them… maybe I will get some next week once our social worker comes back from Christmas break.
I hope this story warmed your hearts. Again, I wish I could share pictures of her with you but I am not allowed to until the adoption is final. At least in the meantime you can fall in love with her sweet personality.
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