Sorry to have been away for so long. Cupcake is occupying all of my time. She is sleeping for the moment, so I stole away to the computer for a few minutes of Mommy time. :-)
I'd like to tell you that Cupcake has just slipped right into our family, oh so easily, but that would be lying. The poor thing did not ask to be moved again and she's not happy about that. Because she is SO verbal, she is extremely frustrated with our lack of understanding. When asked today if her Mamita speaks Spanish, she replied, "Well, she tries, but she's pretty bad." :-)
Anger and fear.... no child should have to deal with these kinds of intense emotions - at the level she is feeling. I wish I could just take her into my arms and make the bad go away...but I can't. This one is something only God can do. So we'll be praying...and loving...until He calms her precious heart.
We see improvement in little steps...
She says, "I lub you."
She sings the "I love my Cupcake" song that I made up, and she sticks in "Papi", "Mami", "Abuela", and the rest of the family in at the appropriate time.
She recognizes that we are her "todos familia" (all family)
She bows her head (sometimes) to say "Gracias Dios" (Thank you, God) before meals.
The big kids are not sure what to do about this transition. Sugar is having the roughest time. Her whole life has been turned upside down - much more than expected.
Every day gets a little better, and soon we'll fall into a normal routine. In the meantime, pray for us all.
Blessings to you,
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