This whole trip he has tried very hard to endear her to him. So far she has enjoyed playing with her brothers and watching them play. They have made her laugh often and every now and then they have gotten a few kisses from her. Today things took such a good turn for Travis and he couldn't have been happier. He asked me to blog about it and I told him I'd be happy to!
Earlier today when we were shopping and Hannah was riding in her stroller she reached out for his hand. She held it for a while and then when she let go she reached for it again. Travis was so excited!!!! Hannah has had a difficult time holding any of our hands for longer than a few seconds. I don't get the impression she has ever been required to hold an adult's hand. Often when she is walking she will put her hands behind her back. This may have been what they did as the children walked around the orphanage. So, for her to hold anyone's hand for any amount of time is very remarkable. Then tonight Travis got a McFlurry and she wanted a bite. He gave her one and then she was his new best friend! The two sat on the hotel room floor and he fed her the better half of his treat! She was so happy and freely gave him kisses whenever he requested them. I included a picture of Travis trying to look upset that she ate all of his McFlurry. He was so excited that he couldn't look sad even when he tried! I also added a picture of Hannah in her "Little Girl Big Dreams" pajamas! Aren't these so cute on her!
Today's events are further proof that the Lord is hard at work knitting our little family together. The joy that Travis felt tonight, as she began to trust him and respond with her affection, is priceless!!!! I'm so thankful!
Blessings from Guangzhou!!
Chris, Amy, Travis, Chase and Hannah