We took a picnic down to the beach to watch the sun go down. My girls always say when they see it disappear, that it is on it's way to China to begin a new day. When we were waiting for Meilynn, I would tell Emma that it is a new day where Meilynn is. And then when we were waiting for Lily both of the girls knew that a new day was starting for Lily when there day was ending. Somehow it made us feel closer knowing that she was seeing the same sun. It will forever make me think of all of the children in China without a Mommy and a Daddy.
Just today Lily asked me why she was in China for so long? She knows that we got Emma when she was a baby and that we got Meilynn when she was two, but she does not know why it took so long for us to come and get her. I tried to explain in simple terms, but it was beyond her understanding. She said why did we get Emma when she was little, and Meilynn when she was two, and she had to wait a longer, longer time? And then she said that we should have come fast. I told her that we did not know about her when she was a baby, but that God did and took care of her. If she only knew how hard I worked to get her home as fast as we could. I told her that I had to do a lot of paperwork and then China had to tell me I could come. Emma and Meilynn chimed in here and said that I was working on paperwork and they had to wait until I was done before I could play with them. And then she said Mommy and Daddy should have come faster, faster! It breaks my heart that she had to wait so long for a Mommy and Daddy. Today marks 6 months that she has been "Forever In Our Arms".