In all my born days I have never seen a child like Christmas more than our little Rani did on Christmas day! This kid can open any package in three seconds flat. We had a wonderful Christmas. Rani begged to see Santa and luckily got to see him at my parents house. She kept right by him, even when the other cousins were having their turn. She kept stroking his soft outfit and saying “my Santa…MY Santa” in a sweet loving tone. It was so cute! She kept asking when we would see Jesus, since it was his birthday. I told her, not for a while yet.
She and I are getting along better than ever. She cuddles up next to me several times a day and says “I lubb you Mom.” It melts my heart.
We are still not sure what we are planning to do on the adoption front. I still want to adopt from India so badly. I really hope that’s what we end up doing, for Rani’s sake. She still misses her caregiver very much and her caregiver misses her too. The last letter we recieved was filled with pleading for us to come and visit. I don’t see us visiting any time soon unless we are adopting again. It just kills me to see this sweet woman so heartbroken. I just wish there were more I could do! I’m planning on sending a portable DVD player to the orphanage so that we can send her DVDs of Rani. Maybe it will help if she can see for herself how happy Rani is. We pray for her every night, but my heart is still breaking for both of them. It’s just not fair that she can’t have Shanti AND a family. :worried
Here are a couple pics from Christmas. The first is of Rani examining her talking kitchen in her Christmas PJs. In the second she is holding her Jasmine doll that her Aunt Angela gave her. She absolutely adores this doll! The only thing missing is a bindi, which is no problem for me to take care of. Just look at that coy face!
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