Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Goodbye Nanchang

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.


Nancy said...

gorgeous family portrait!!!! Luv the ladybugs!

Jstar said...

Hey, I recognize those Galactic Peace steps! Enjoy Guangzhou!

Nanou said...

Yes, it feels better. His face is less serious and is willing to guess smile. It must be difficult to feel his little girl "unfortunate." The passage of time will improve things.

Maggie Mae said...

A beOOtiful family foto!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Shannon said...

She's looking at the camera differently. I see fewer barriers in her eyes. I hope that makes sense but the way she is looking at the camera while sitting on the steps with you guys is totally different than before. The three of you make a beautiful and amazing family. I also love the shot from behind in your Shamian Island post. Frame that one! Kisses to you all! xoxo

Just Ramblin' said...

You are so smart to know that she is in need to deal with those emotions. She is looking more and more 'at home'. : )