On the Journey With My Chosen One!

I am sure you might wonder why I call her chosen rather than adopted.... well, adopted is just her physical condition, CHOSEN is what we both are to be a family together! God is so rich in His Blessings, and He has chosen each of us from before the time we were knit in our mother's womb to be a FOREVER family! How BIG is that? How BIG is our God!?! Thank you for following our journey and for praying for us as we wait and continue to grow in the love of God! -- Blessings!

Liliana's Verses

Matthew 17:20 - " ... For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain: "Move from here to there", and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you."

Zephaniah 3:17 - The Lord your God is with you. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.

Jeremiah 29:11 ~ For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grammie's Big Day!

Today started off with our usual breakfast routine except Little Bit was on Peruvian time today.... we ate breakfast for an hour! She was kind of funny... a little grouchy, but funny! She finally got finished eating.... and she thinks she has to eat everything on the table..... sometimes I tried to convince her that it is ok to stop, but she must clean her plate..... let's see how long that lasts! :-)

Then it was time for my Precious Peruvian to have a bath and wash her hair and get ready for the day.... again, on Peruvian time! We finally left the hotel about 11:15 for our shopping journey! But, this was much to Grammie's benefit! Grammie got HUGS and KISSES from her new Granddaughter today! They weren't even prompted, just went to her and gave her HUGS and KISSES! She decided that Grammie was alright since she also liked "Papa Lay"! :-) Just teasing! It was a BIG step for her! She has even been checking on where Grammie is from time to time.... she still has things that Grammie can and can't do... but we are getting a lot closer!

We made it to the Plaza and walked around a bit, but she wasn't too interested in shopping. So we finally went for lunch. We went back to a restaurant that we had been to the other day.... it is in the Plaza. Well, she loved the music there the other day! And even though we couldn't talk her into going into any other place, she went right in this one, back to our table and there for another lunch with the great Andean folk music. The waiter brought her a little glass just for her and she even looked at him and said "Oh Gracias!" ---- another BIG step! The other day, all she would do is frown at him! Well, then the best surprise of all came when they came out with the "live band"! This is the band that plays the music that has been playing in the restaurant.... they had one guy with a tympani drum, and one playing an Andean flute (pan pipe) and the guitar at the same time. I have to say, I was impressed.... and so was my Precious Peruvian! She started strumming her guitar and was playing right along with the man.... when he would speed up his strumming, so did she, she was keeping time with him on her own guitar! She was a rock star! I hate I didn't get any pictures of this.... it went on for so long, I knew as soon as I got the camera out, she would stop... but well, she didn't! She was still strumming her guitar on the way home! (She actually did this motion with her hands the other day after a visit to the Plaza... I thought she was just overstimulated, but there had been a guy there playing a guitar.... so now I know, she was still hearing his music in her head!) It was too cute! She is going to love playing a real guitar one day soon!

Before the band came out.... sad face waiting for her lunch!

We left lunch and did a little shopping along the way, not too much, it seems everyone's CC machines are down.... I think the banks here must be closed for holidays... so we were a little disappointed but we did get a few things we were looking for! So, we headed back to the hotel for naptime --- about and 1 hour or so late.... well Mamá is the only one who got a nap --- about 30 mins. Little Bit just laid in her crib and played for 2 hours. I finally decided that it was time to get up and figure out what was for dinner...... the daily ritual here! I can't wait til I can go to the pantry and pull out something for dinner! :-) Anyhow, we set out, I wasn't all together sure how she would be, but she did fine, so long as we made a stop at the store for the Papa Lay to go with dinner! Yay! Only one bag today... but she did ask for them on the way back to our hotel for naptime! Too funny! So, we found some dinner close to our hotel and then came back and relaxed. My Precious Peruvian was asleep by 8:00! Yay, maybe we can return to our schedule soon! :-)

Today, tomorrow and the weekend are just waiting days... so we are just making the most of each day here in Cusco and enjoying some of the things around here. Maybe tomorrow we can do some more touristy things! We didn't get to do much today, but some days you have to take her rhythem, and not your own! She had a great day though.... and Grammie's day was made with all the hugs and kisses! I am thanking God for a great day and great strides for my little one again today! She is a continuous surprise and each day a new adventure! Thank you for your continued prayers and again, please keep them coming!

Blessings for Good Friday as we remember the sacrifice our Savior made for us, so that he might ADOPT each of us as His own.... that we can ALL have access to Him through the sacrifice of His one and only Son! It is only beacuse I know Him that I know Love!