Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CallaAnne Day~

How has it been a year already since they placed Calla in our arms?
Here a few of the highlights of our trip to get her~
 Landed in Nanning with new friends {Catherine & Blake} with one day to spare~
 CallaAnne Day was so wonderful. She came right to us and never cried~
 We took her back to the hotel and let her begin getting to know us~
 Day 2 was all about signing For Real papers~
 Just look at our precious baby~
 We loved our days in Nanning even though the heat was crushing.
It was very hard to leave Calla's home behind but it was time to get to Guangzhou~
 The best part of Guangzhou was Elvin, our guide!!!
Calla was very sick all week with a mystery fever and he was wonderful to help us~
 As the week wore on, she became sicker and sicker~
We were SO proud of Evie and Holly on the trip. They were definitely BIG sisters!!!

To celebrate we let Calla choose something special and she wanted to watch Trolls~
 Mill came over for a little while and she helped me get a cute pic of the baby~

R E D E E M E D~
I am redeemed, You set me free 
So I'll shake off these heavy chains 
And wipe away every stain now I'm not who I used to be 
I am redeemed…
{Big Daddy Weave}
When I remember the little girl we swooped into our arms a year ago and watch her videos, I can see glimpses of who she is now. Love covers a multitude of pain in the cocoon of family.

*Once so sick with infection, now she is well~ {many specialists and appts}.
*Once so sad from abandonment, now she is secure~ {picked up every single time she melted into a tantrum}.
*Once so scared from trauma and unable to fall asleep, now she sleeps in her bed with sisters close by~ {many hours being held, sleeping with us, or sitting by her bed until sleep won}.
She's come so far and yet so far to go. In my experience until our sweet ones have been HOME longer than not, they may question if this love is forever.
It's forever little Calla baby~ we adore and love you always. Even on our worst day together, you are worth it and redemption looks beautiful on you!!!

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