On Tuesday, November 15th, we left Nanchang and flew to Guangzhou. I really loved our time in Nanchang and will miss our guides, Sissy & Evelyn as well as the lovely people of China who we encountered during our stay. Their warm smiles and well wishes meant so much during this part of our journey.
Natalie is coming out of her shell more and more everyday. We are seeing more smiles and laughter. Also, she is feeling safe enough with us now to start her grieving process for all that she has lost. She has had a few heart wrenching meltdowns during which she was completely unconsolable. It's so hard to watch, but I know it's healthy for her to let out all of these dark emotions that she has been hiding behind her stoic face. After her meltdowns she is usually all smiles and giggles, so I know they are making her feel better.
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"Welcome home to the Happy Haus" is the greeting I used to receive from Gary when we arrived home from work each day. Gary and I brought our daughter Natalie home from China in November 2011 to live with us in our cozy cottage. In October of 2013, we unexpectedly lost Gary, our dear husband, father and friend.
Our family includes our two sweet Newfoundland dogs, Katie and Louie. Newfoundlands are working dogs, so we make sure our two always have a job to do. Katie and Louie are both certified therapy dogs and bring lots of joy to people who are in need of some Newfie love. They have also competed in Rally Obedience. Katie has earned a Rally Advanced title and Louie has earned a Rally Excellent title. In keeping with Newf tradition, Katie has become a proficient draft dog while Louie prefers practicing water rescue whenever he gets an opportunity. They are also both protectors of their little sister, Natalie.