Last night after we tucked Milana into bed and settled down to watch tv with the girls we heard a strange sound. At first we thought it was Nix whimpering, but he was sitting nearby and was fine. It took a minute to realize it was Milana crying. We ran into her room to find her still half asleep and crying.
It nearly broke my heart as my mind wandered. I started to wonder about all the times she may have woken up crying during the night with no one to hold her. With no one to tell her everything was going to be alright.
I can't begin to explain how grateful I am that she is home with us. How grateful I am that she has come into our lives. People think that these children are a burden. I assure you this little one is nothing of the sort. Does she try my patience? Absolutely! But she has done more for me than I can ever do for her. She is my baby!
She will always have a Mommy and Daddy and sisters who love her. A family who will be there for her when she wakes up crying in the night. She will never have to wake up sad and alone.
Pretty soon she will be a big sister. (Can you imagine)? Wow...Mila, a big sister?? I know she will be a great big sister to her little brother and sister. Just like her big sisters have been amazing to her. She is eager to get them home. We all are. I can't stand the thought of them alone. The thought of them crying in the night. No child should be without someone to love them.
Look at how much my sweet girl has grown in the 2 years and 7 1/2 months she has been home! Thank you to all who helped us bring her home and to all who are helping to bring our new littles home. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!