Miss Maggie came to us smiling and laughing
and really has not stopped.
She and Lucy are getting along for the most part but what's Lucy's is Lucy's and you do not cross that line and Maggie sometimes likes to.
Maggie has helped to draw Lucy out a bit and we are seeing behavior more "normal" for her age.
When we met Maggie, she immediately noticed my cross necklace.
She pointed at it and started saying something (in Chinese) to me about it.
Our guide was not there so I never knew what she was saying but...
after we got back to the hotel, Maggie said that she wanted fried chicken and that she ate at 6:00 sharp (hehe).
So Chris went and got KFC and brought it back to the room - yes there is a KFC right around the corner which makes Caleb very happy! I have eaten more french fries on this trip than I have all year at home!
Well, we were all so tired that we just started to eat - when Maggie pointed to my cross and folded her hands!!! She was reminding us to say the blessing!!!!!!!
Praise the Lord!!!!
So, we stopped and said the blessing!
Chris could barely get through it and had to stop a few times as his emotions just overcame him!
That is what this entire trip has been like...
emotions (good and bad) too big to contain.
Witnessing the difference in care that Maggie had compared to Lucy is something that I don't think Hubby and I will ever recover from.
I pray Lucy will but I don't know that we will.
On the lighter side...
Maggie says she loves dogs but does not like cats.
No worries though...
Lucy spoke up and said that Maggie could pet the dogs and she would pet the cat, cause she likes cats!
Maggie says she wants to go to school!
She says that she was in the 3rd grade, getting ready to go to the 4th grade and that she can read.
She also says that she is 10 years old, not 9 and that her birthday is in November, not December.
Yep, we have some things to figure out cause I am not putting her in a class with great big 4th graders!
No way, no how!
I don't think she can be mainstreamed yet but I am hopeful that she will eventually be able to be.
She likes school and I don't think I will be able to keep her home for as long as I wanted to.
Maggie likes to talk and talks so much that she does not eat like her sister Lucy!
I just wish I knew what she was trying to tell me cause she just talks and talks and talks!
I love hearing Maggie and Lucy talking to each other when we are not in the room.
Again, just wish I knew what they were saying!
Maggie decided that she wanted to be called Maggie - not her Chinese name and as soon as Lucy heard this, she decided that she wanted to be called Lucy and not her Chinese name as well!
These girls are so brave and so courageous and we are so blessed.
As I have told my sweet friends who have been checking on us...
Their needs are great, greater than we expected but our Lord is greater still and we know that He will equip us for the long road ahead.
Please continue to pray for our precious girls and for our time here and esp for our flight on Friday to GZ and our flight home.
Lucy has a hard time getting around and Maggie has a hard time sitting still.
They are both loud!
Sweet Jenni, your Chinese DVDs are gonna be a lifesaver!
Oh and found out today that they both like ice cream - more on that later!