I could describe their first meeting, but truly a picture is worth a thousand words.
Ok...nevermind. I can't take it. I have to add to the 1,000 words. What is Beatrice grabbing?
With the exception of some sores on her body, Beatrice is doing great! She is always beside us, and definitely gets jealous when we show attention to other children. She is a great pouter! She didn't get her way with me one time and walked off. I didn't follow her and she didn't like that at all. She loved singing, dancing and praising our Lord yesterday during VBS.
She knows all of her siblings by name. She says "Sister Faulkner, Sister Taylor, Brother Whit, Brother Christian, Brother Austin and Brother Kevin." She also knows that she has two sets of grandparents. She loves saying "Dedoc" (Trey's father).
I learned yesterday that her photo album we had given her was destroyed by the rain. The children told me that she cried and cried. The good news is that Grandma brought her a new one! We didn't know about the album being destroyed, but God did! He is so amazing!!
She looked through the new photo album yesterday and can already name her cousins Sally, Shelby, Anna, Faith and Brayden. She loves pointing out Faith. She pronounces it "Fauth."
Today is a big day for this Grandma and Momma. For the first time on this trip, Beatrice will be able to leave the orphanage with us. While the children are at school, we are going to have lunch on the beach. Guess who gets to go with us?!?! BEATRICE!!!! She is also going to be able to spend the night with us too! I get to sleep with my daughter for the first time. Oh, the joy in my heart right now!
I packed some cute little jammies with matching soft, fluffy socks. Thanks to Aunt Robbie, the top has her named monogrammed on it. Papa Trey said that she loves taking showers, so I brought great-smelling shampoo, body wash and lotion. We're also going to give her a sweet letter that her cousin Sally wrote. We'll take lots of pictures and post. Oh, what a day it is going to be!
Enough of me rambling! Here are some more pictures:
|There are six bunkbeds (3 high) in Beatrice's bedroom.|
That's 18 girls in one room!
This bedroom is the size of one our bedrooms at home.
|The second and final meal of the day consists of beans and rice.|
They add meat one day a week.
|Grandma with Elise, Beatrice's "mama" at the orphanage.|
Elise is "mama" to 18 children. Oh my goodness!
Trey and I have seen this beautiful woman worshiping and praying
in the Spirit. Beatrice is truly blessed to have her during this season.