It is utterly AMAZING how much Callie Beth has changed since she's been with us, and that change has MAGNIFIED this past week since we've been home. We have gone from last Sunday night of almost TWO HOURS of screaming and crying at the top of her lungs when I put her to bed, to NO SCREAMING OR CRYING tonight. She has gone from being TERRIFIED of our dogs, to sitting in the floor and playing with them walking all around her. Her meltdowns---VERY BAD meltdowns, with screaming and crying for sometimes an hour at a time---no longer occur during the day, and have greatly decreased at nighttime, mostly only occurring at bedtime. When she went to bed tonight with NO distress, that was a MAJOR, MAJOR, MAJOR event!!!!
Each day we realize just how beautiful Callie Beth is, not just on the outside, but equally on the inside. Her big smiles MELT our hearts!!! It's just SO hard to believe she is that same little girl, who DID cling to me when they first placed her in my arms three weeks ago, but had so much UNCERTAINTY and FEAR reflecting in her eyes. Now, that clinging is hugs of love and trust, and she IS a SNUGGLE BUNNY!!!!
|A little bit of "Weatherford"|
|Grandaddy Weatherford would have been soooo proud of these girls.|
We have been out and about A LOT since we got home with Callie Beth last Saturday night. Today was our first day to go to Sunday School and church since we've been home, although we went last Sunday night and Wednesday night. Last Sunday night, Callie Beth only ventured out of my lap a few times while we were in the nursery. Wednesday night, though, she played pretty much the whole time, and today she stayed with Molly Kate in her class without me being in there with her. It's obvious that she already feels very comfortable at church. I think she truly is going to be a social butterfly, too!!!! She is much louder than Molly Kate is. I'm afraid I may have to pay for my raising with her!!!!
|I Love Sunday School!|
Every day, Roger and I realize MORE and MORE just how blessed we are!!! We've had a lot of people who have commented that we are BRAVE to take on two little girls. We've had others to say that we have taken on a lot of responsibility. AND, I'm sure we have had MANY say that we must be ABSOLUTELY CRAZY to adopt two toddlers!!! But you know, the truth of the matter is that we did EXACTLY what God intended for us to do, and I wouldn't trade my life (neither would Roger) for anyone else's in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!
We have LOTS of fun things planned for the upcoming week!!! I'm looking forward to sharing all the fun we are going to have!!!!
I hope you enjoy the pictures posted. These are some of my VERY FAVORITES I've taken. If you go back and look at the pictures from three weeks ago, you will be able to see the change in our precious daughter's face. There is now a RADIANCE there!!!! God is SOOOOO good!!!!!!
|Two of God's Little Angels|
|Thank You, Lord, for my Sissy.|