In Eme's eyes, G hung the moon.
She adores him like no other and the bond they share is very evident.
He believes that she is the only girl for him.
During the first 3 months home, when Eme would have nothing to do with Daddy, G was the only one that could hold her while I took a quick shower or had to get something done without her strapped in her pouch (the ergo). Now that most of Eme's fears are gone, she gets really excited when the boys come home from school, especially her G.
I don't want to portray that Eme's world is 100% *healed*, because it's not.
We have several concerns that all stem from her first 15 months of institutionalized care. My gut tells me many of the things that we are seeing are not just normal toddler behavior and we plan on seeking further help for her besides the physical therapy that begins this week.
What is really *annoying* for me to constantly here is how so & so's child was exactly like that. Well, so & so's child didn't live in an orphanage and have multiple care takers and so & so's child did not share in the quality of care that my daughter endured the the first year and 1/2 of her life. I really wish China would do away with the damn potty chairs, though we've been able to *medermafy* her tie down scars, I believe this is the root of several of her physical problems today. It just gets old explaining her situation repeatedly to the caregivers for her to only be compared to the *normal* child. I really wish we had an international pediatrician in my neck of the woods. Though I've been pretty steadfast with my thoughts on what Eme needs, it certainly helps to have my friend traveling the road in front of me & be that reassuring voice as I begin to navigate through the world of therapies and neurogistics. I've learned a ton from her & I'm very thankful for all she's shared with me.
On a humorous note:
My Chinese girl hates rice. (???) What's up with that?
She loves fish, not into green beans, though she chowed on them in China like they were brownies, but rice...nope, she just shoves it around her plate.