I forgot to put something REALLY IMPORTANT in my blog, so here is a SHORT post!!!
I can't believe that I forgot to tell what AMAZING thing happened
tonight while we were on Shamien Island. We were getting ready to leave
the island. Roger decided to go into the 7-Eleven store and get some
snacks. I waited outside with the girls. Molly
Kate was out of her stroller, but Callie Beth was sitting in hers,
drinking her water. She emptied her bottle, and apparently was still
thirsty. USUALLY, when this situation occurs, she starts whining quite
loudly, and then is crying and almost screaming
(without tears) before we get it refilled. Roger had the bottled water
inside his backpack, so I didn't have anything to give her right away.
As soon as she handed her bottle out to me, I took it and asked her is
she wanted more, signing when I asked her?
AND, for the very first time, she proceeded to do the sign language for
"more" that I have been showing her all week, and actually said, very
calmly, "MORE!" Folks, that may not sound like anything special to
you, but for US, that is PROGRESS!!!! It tells
us she has added an ENGLISH word to her vocabulary that makes sense to
her!!! She was actually VERY GOOD from the time we left the hotel
tonight. She LOVED the Thai food, and behaved perfectly during dinner.
She really is a GOOD girl, and behind that introverted,
shy personality, she has a lot of SPUNK!!!! We are SO blessed to have
been given the opportunity to add her to our family!!!! Just like Molly
Kate, it's already obvious that she is going to fit in PERFECTLY!!!!