Prayers were answered this morning. Emma was in a great mood throughout our two and a half hours at the US Consulate. When it was time for our interview, she was asked if she knew who I was, did she want to be adopted, and did she know her birth parents. She answered each one without any issues. So thankful to have that behind us!
Enya didn't fare quite so well. She got sick three times while we were at the consulate. The van drive evidently was more than she could handle. Once back at the room, I gave her some medicine and she slept for awhile, and then was as good as new.
Later this afternoon we went to the park with our new friends. The girls all had a good time together. It's so nice to have other girls for them to do things with. Emma was all smiles and laughter right up until we got back to the room. We'd been in the room for maybe five minutes when she asked to call the guide. Since she'd had such a good day, I assumed she was going to tell the guide about it. I assumed wrong. Immediately after the guide said hello she started crying and saying she doesn't want to go to the US. I talked to the guide for a minute, and hung up. She's been crying ever since.
I had a friend tell me when we were here adopting our first time that I needed to remember that
THIS IS NOT OUR NEW NORMAL
This is so true. I've seen this time and time again. This is just survival and coping. Time, patience, and most of all love and prayers, will allow her to blossom and let her real personality shine through.