EllaKate has had a big adjustment to make.
She has been the baby for four and a half years,
held anytime she wanted, and the center of our world.
Maybe people would say she was spoiled
but to me she was given everything she deserved and more.
Then came ShayleeJoy...
a 'little girl' to EK that took over
all the holding and attention.
The first day everything was ok with EK
but then the second and third day Mr. Green came for a visit.
SJ did not want me to put her down
and EK wanted me to hold her.
SJ cried a good bit and EK didn't like it.
The girls talked to SJ and EK would say they liked her more.
EK would tell me I loved SJ more than her.
I won't lie and say it wasn't hard...
that would be an understatement!!!
My precious EllaKate who really needed me to help her adjust
and hold her and treat her just like nothing had happened~
and I couldn't... I had to do all those things for the one
God had blessed us with that didn't already know
a Mom that would feed her on demand,
hold her on demand,
love her no matter what...
Scott filled in the gaps for all of us.
He held EK and took her for walks
and made her the center of his world.
Now on day 6, EK is doing great!
She is noticing when SJ needs something and tells me.
She is starting to engage her in playtimes
and allowing her to become her sister
instead of just a 'little girl'.
No one has tried to talk to EK in Mandarin
or scolded us for her tan.
I do think they wonder why we don't have a parasol.
SJ really doesn't talk enough for EK to even notice.
She is VERY quiet.
She will babble at times but for the most part,
she just watches and takes it all in.
As we wait for time to leave for the airport,
I sit and look at my two babies
and thank God, the Giver
of all good gifts from Above.
I am so very thankful for these two beautiful blessings!