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I have decided to begin and end my posts with the word BRAVE to describe Diana. Diana left yesterday to go home to Colombia. As we all said goodbye, Diana put on a brave face as she headed home to her foster family in Colombia. I know she is well aware of the major decisions she has ahead of her. She will be faced with making decisions that many of us will never have. I know that she will remain brave in the coming weeks while she contemplates life in Colombia or life in the US.
Thank you everyone for reading my posts. I will keep this site up and running with updates on Diana. Stay tuned as I know there are many exciting posts to come!
Day 28 — CARING January 7, 2013
Today was a great day with Diana. We went to Sandy Point State Park and collected sea shells.
Again, tonight Diana said “Molly, you sleepy?” “No Diana I am not sleepy, porque?” She looked sad again and motioned to her mouth to make a frown and a smile. “OH…you want to know if I am HAPPY?” I said. “Yes Diana I am happy but I am not sleepy.” I had to explain to her that I am HAPPY but not SLEEPY. She was confusing the two words and all day thought I was sad. Glad we figured that one out.
DAY 26 – THOUGHTFUL January 5, 2013
As you can tell from my previous posts, Diana is a thoughtful girl who takes other people’s feelings into consideration. But, today I am using the word THOUGHTFUL in another context. Diana is thoughtful in that she is currently in the process of giving careful reason and thought of her life with adoption in the US as compared to her life without adoption in Colombia. This is an important trait and we are all very proud of her thoughtful consideration of her future. I believe that with the guidance of Kidsave, her Colombian advocates, my family, and others that Diana will make the decision that is best for her. Please spread the word that Diana is still open to meeting families interested in adoption. She is hear with us until January 11.
Day 22 UNCERTAIN January 3, 2013
You may have noticed that I have not posted in a while. We have hit a roadblock and I was waiting to see if it resolved itself before posting. Today I have chosen the word uncertain to describe Diana because she has been showing signs of fear and uncertainty of adoption. Rest assured that Kidsave and her advocates from Colombia are working on this with Diana. Please do not give up on her or on this blog yet. I will keep you posted as things unfold.