My sweet sister asked how she can pray for us today. This is what I messaged her:
We have our first free day today with Henry Mingyu. I have great hopes of a day full of attachment and bonding.
Henry Mingyu ate his first real meal last night. (He ate lo mein noodles, broccoli, and congee - and then came back to the room and ate part of an apple.) All these choices had been offered to him before. He has mostly been snacking so prayers I can find food he likes and that he is comfortable enough with us to eat.
Also sometimes on a free day it allows families to realize how much longer the trip is (still 1 1/2 weeks) and can make you feel homesick/super sad about being away from the rest of the family. Prayers we can focus on Henry and try to enjoy China....and not feel spend the day sad.
It is crazy to think it has been less than 48 hours since we have met our son! I can't wait to spend the day falling more in love with him ❤
Thank for covering us in prayers ❤