Friday, July 11, 2008
Rebekah is living in XiuShan (ShueShan) Chongqing Municipality. XiuShan is in the south eastern area of the municipality. I believe XiuShan use to be a part of the Sichuan Province before it became an autonomous municipality (at least older maps show this). Sichuan Province, if you recall, was where the big earthquake was, however; XiuShan was not effected. We will not travel to XiuShan to get her, instead we will travel to the captial city, Chongqing, and she will be brought to us. She is living in a foster home and it seems as if they are taking very good care of her. Our doctor's consultation revealed she is in the 25th percentile for height and the 70th percentile for weight...yes I said 70th...(Madeline was in the 3rd percentile for weight). There is an organization called Love Without Boundaries that has been working with the XiuShan Social Welfare Institue to help them with the nutrition of their babies, and it appears to be working (I have a link to their website in my "favorite stops" on the left of my blog). Her referral evaluation says that she is a deep sleeper, fond of sucking her fingers, she is quiet, and not fond of strangers. Madeline has made plans to sleep in her room with her so she will not be alone or afraid, but she hopes she will not cry and keep her awake. She is looking forward to being a big sister and I believe she will be a GREAT big sister.
It came at 1:52 in the afternoon the ringing of my phone, the holding of my breathe, the whisper of your name...Xiu Hua Wei, a tear falling down my cheek. I fell in Love at the whisper of your name.They told me where you were and how much you weighed, your cheeks were chubby like chipmunks and a smile was on your face. The faded image in my mind has been made clear soon I will hold you and draw you near. I fell in love at the whisper of your name.