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Dancing This Leap Year

Leap Year Day is quite a day of celebration in our home…it was four years ago on Leap Year that I met our precious Birdie in China.  Remembering that day, her facial expression was one of complete emptiness, her hollow eyes revealing deep sorrow. She painstakingly walked toward me when pushed by the woman accompanying…

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Our Girl Birdie

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve found bonding to be a delicate dance. Some steps forward, some back, some round-n-round, some waltzing, some tripping, maybe even some head-banging…always overshadowed with large doses of prayer…and then ever-so-slowly things begin to breakthrough… True smiles begin….. And they just keep coming… And most mornings I’m greeted by this expression…

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Our Girl Birdie

We had an extraordinarily beautiful thing happen the other day in the bonding process…because as most understand, bonding is not instant.  And sometimes it’s extremely hard work. As I mentioned from the beginning, I was not on Birdie’s top favorite people list.  Truth be known, I was about the last person she wanted.  Okay, so…