Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Day Two - Survivor

We are surviving – not yet thriving. We all slept fairly well last night and got out for a walk this morning. Finally started Milana on some medication and hoping it will do the trick. Danny is typing this as I try to get this tincture into her. Dahlia is enjoying her new role as big sister more and more.

Hangzhou is incredibly beautiful. It has not yet been decided when we will travel south to Wenzhou as the roads have been affected by the typhoon. We will just have to see how this works out.

So… how are you all doing? (Had to say that … it makes me feel like everything is normal and well with the world. Thanks.)



Sophie said...

Hello you guys!!!Love the pic of mom and dad with your two girls! I hope you are well and glad to hear you had a good night's sleep. My prayers are with you four that the balance of your trip goes smooth. Can't wait to hear that your family and Helen's reunite and ultimately that all of you return to home turf all safe and sound. My thoughts are with you, hugs and kisses and keep posting. It's what keeps us going as well. Counting the days....xoxoxo Sophie

Lisa said...

LOVE LOVE the family of 4 shot....and even better I am happy to hear that small steps are being made! For so many of us the transition is one of tiny steps initially(i.e. progress) and huge leaps later down the road!

I could see how high the water is in that photo...I hope the effects of the typhoon are minimal and that your trip can proceed as planned.

Thinking of you all......and we are all well & fine...thanks for asking!! :)
Hugs, Lisa

Jednet said...

I hope they will let you go without going back to the orphanage. It seems like such a long way for those little ones over ground that has become dangerous due to nature's fury.


Leslie said...

praying for you!!! GREAT pic!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Those first few days are so, so difficult... but seeing that family shot reassures me that life is good!!! (((hugs))) and hang in there!

ellie said...

It will be so much better in just a few days (especially after Milana is feeling better :) LOVE the photo - makes me homesick for beautiful Hangzhou! Enjoy your time there - I stayed in the room with our scared little Tia for her naps but in retrospect she might have been fine napping in the stroller, and I would have seen more of West Lake!

xo ellie

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Wanda,

CONGRATS!!! I am so sorry I have not made it over here sooner....I was on a bloggy break, but couldn't wait to hop over here and see you united with Milana. She is beautiful.......I am so happy for you:)

Hang in there.....things will get better each and every day. Take one day at a time!!



Donna said...

Beautiful family photo!

We visited Hangzhou last year when we vacationed in China. It was one of our favorite places.

Hugs to you all! Keep these stories and pics coming!

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Our family said...

We are thinking of you and praying for you all daily.

I bet that you will soon be seeing a glimpse of Milana's true self emerging. Oh what a beacon that will be I bet!

How wonderful it is to see you, as a family of four!

Much love and many prayers from home.


Candyce said...

Thanks for sharing your blessings with us! She is precious and with your love she will blossom.