Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Last post before we head back home tonight! We are ready to get home and start healing. Ti cried herself to sleep the first night, not the second night, but again last night. It is heartbreaking. Her pain is so clear and so strong. i cant even imgaine. She is spitfire though and many of her charicteristics are the same the girl we fostered for so long so i think we can make headway. There is jus tno way around the pain. She has to go through it unfortunetly. She is happy and giggly most of the time, hates to here the word no but loves to shout it, has the biggest smile I have ever seen, and is so smart. She can say, write and pickout of order the entire English alphabete. She can also count to 20 in English, and make pronunciations for words like C ca ca cat. It is very good. We here new words everyday a nd like Landon she has the need to communicate. Today she practiced on her own "Come here Landon, Come here Daddy, Come here mommy" It was so cute. In English she can say...Thank You, come here, goodbye, hello, Landon, uh oh, NO, yes or no?, wow, cool, laptop, computer, CD, and a few other things slipping my mind. So kids are getting up! Gotta run but hopeful will post more from home. Thanks for all the support. I'll post pics once we are home an can get a good enough connection :) I forgot to say that she can also say and spell her name as Liberti. I am not sure if she can write it yet but she can write several other English words already!

8 comments:

Rita said...

can't wait til you get home with your little girl~!~~~ we'll have to set up a playdate, once she's settled and comfortable at home. it will be so nice for my two to get to know your two wee ones! congrats on the adoption and safe journey home!!!

Annie said...

Have a safe trip back! I'm glad Ti is mostly smiles and giggles. I hope that as her trust and love for you grow she will heal quickly. What precious smiles she has in those photos! And I can't believe how long her hair is!

Chairman Mom said...

Big hugs to you and the NEW, LARGER FAMILY!

Have a safe trip home,

Stacey

Andy & Rebecca said...

It's wonderful to hear that she has that outgoing & spunky personality - that will help the healing process tremendously I think!! Also great that she is picking up English so quickly. What a smart girl!!

Safe travels home!

Rebecca

Teresa said...

She is such an amazing little girl! You are so right about the pain she is going through being a process, but she is such a smart and dynamic girl that I know she is going to respond to your love and attention. She is all girl!!!
Love and blessings,
Teresa
www.journeytojeremiah.blogspot.com

Andrea said...

She's just beautiful Nicole! I hope the flight goes well and everyone can start getting adjusted at home. It seems like she is incredibly smart and eager to learn more about her new life.

Shana said...

Have a safe trip home! This is such a hard time for Ti but you are the perfect family to help her through this. Boy, will I be calling you in a few months when Mia and Kyan come home :) Hope Landon is doing well (and Greg too, of course). I can't wait for all of our kids to be together.
-Shana

Taiwankido2 said...

I hope that your trip was good and that things are normalizing now and Liberti is not in overload! I am glad that you guys have such a wonderful outlook and are ready to help this beauty find her new life! Congratulations!