They are ours. Every finger, toe, tear, and smile.
Only a short time after we arrived at the building, Mae was brought to us. She was beautiful walking up those steps. The moment she came through the doors I scooped her into my arms. She immediately burst into tears reaching for her beloved caretaker. I would not give in and held her as she mourned the loss of all that she knew. She screamed, arched her back, and hit me. I was not the one she wanted.
I was prepared for this reaction. I held it together until we took a picture with her caretaker. It was obvious that she was well loved. The women beside me had tears streaming down her face. Mine quickly followed suit.
Nathaniel was completely different with us. Jon should probably be the one to write about him. He came shortly after Mae. It was such a challenge to give them each attention. Adopting two on the same day is not ideal. I would, however, do it again. Nate took the change without a blink of an eye. He was easily persuaded to stay with us with snacks. That boy downed enough food to last him the rest of the day.
Nate is smart, funny, and feisty. He is going to keep us on our toes. He came to us much like Lily; shaved head and bug bites all over. Figuring out when he has to go to the bathroom is going to take some time. He has already had two accidents in very public places. Underwear is out and pull-ups are in!
Mae is absolutely gorgeous. You can see all the way into the depths of her soul just by looking into her brown eyes. She is slowly coming out of her shell. We have yet to discover much of her personality. I have caught a few smiles on her sweet face. I don’t think it will be much longer before she shines through.