Little Miss Fu Mei’s care package was finally delivered to her! It had a slight detour because of the fact that she was moved a while back from her orphanage to foster care – which is great news! She’s pretty much in the most wonderful place she could possibly be, in our opinion. She’s with foster parents who seem to care about her, and frequently receiving therapy and structured play at the foster center. We’ve earnestly prayed for two years that our daughter would be well cared for while we couldn’t be the ones caring for her, and God has been faithful and answered those prayers better than we could have ever asked for.
The only downside to this wonderful news is that her grieving process will most likely be intense. It seems to us from the little bit of information that we have that she is close with her foster family, and her innocent heart will likely be broken to leave them. Will you please pray that God will somehow prepare and protect her heart and mind throughout this process? And that her foster family will prepare her as well as they can, by talking about it, showing her our pictures, and telling her who we are and that we love her? Thank you! My heart aches for what she’s about to go through.
Now for the fun stuff – we learned that she is still on a bottle and formula (which is common for a Chinese toddler), and that she loves rice, apples, and oranges. She also loves dolls and toys that play music. We didn’t get any additional information about her limb differences, but we aren’t too worried about that right now – we’ll take it a day at a time and see what treatments she needs when we get home and settled. She has gained 5 pounds since her birthday, and seems to be healthy! Ann at Red Thread told us that if we don’t receive pictures now, the director of that center always takes lots of pictures of the children for their adoptive families, and we’ll receive them when we go to get her. Having pictures of her life in China will be such a priceless gift.
I’ve randomly started tearing up a few times in the last couple of days because I’m so blown away by God’s goodness and provision for our sweet Fu Mei.