It is Monday afternoon, and we are back in the room now. Isaac is playing with the Leapfrog tablet with Mick.
This morning we left the hotel about 8:30 for the 40-minute drive to the civil affairs office. When we got off the elevator, we turned the corner, and I saw the back of Isaac. He turned around when he heard us and got really shy. He hung his head and didn't want to come over to us but they pushed him. We spoke to him a few minutes, and I finally pulled him into my lap. That was when I started crying. He is so precious!
|This little girl is also from Isaac's orphanage. She is entering the foster system in China.|
We stopped at the local market to buy a few snacks and toiletries. He asked for almost everything and we bought a lot of candy because of it! I think it may have been his first time at a store like that!
(This is Katie writing the next part. Mom sent me a few other notes I thought I’d share as I know they’ll want to remember these first impressions.)
Isaac adores Allie. She is so good with him. He laughs a lot. He seems to know that life is very good now. He readily goes with Mick and Allie. They just bathed him and are reading books. He squealed over the escalator at the market, the cart, the candy, the drinks, etc. It was funny. He had never seen such a thing. He is a heart-warmer.