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Making Progress

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By now Julie is relaxing a bit and eating again and smiling.  I still have not had the oppurtunity to hear her talk but last night after she was in bed with her new big sister, the new big sister came bounding down the stairs saying, “Julie is whispering and talking!” She was saying, “quack, quack.” Daddy and Mommy quietly tiptoed up and stood by the door listening but no more sounds from her.  Today she had a book and it sounded like she was pretending to read but I was out grilling chicken and missed that one too.  But at least she is smiling, eating and generally feeling alot better. And the house is not in quite such an uproar anymore either. We’re having fun!

She’s HOME!!!

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Thursday morning we went to the Children’s Home where the children were sheltered and got to meet and hold our precious Julie. They didn’t release us til about 2:30 in the afternoon. It took an hour and a half til we got a smile out of her and later a giggle or two but since then with the plane rides home and all she is very traumatized and will not smile or talk but loves to be held and looks at books and has been playing some while sitting on the couch.  We have not heard her say one word except in her sleep she said “oi “. She has slept and slept and slept some more. She had not slept for 2 days before she left Haiti so she is catching up now. She had a meltdown on the last flight but luckily it didn’t last more than 10 minutes or so. We got home very late last night and  most of us ended up crashing out in the livingroom for the night. Julie has got the “runs” and no appetite so hope that clears up once she relaxes. We’ll be visiting the Dr. on Monday. The house is a mess and my muscles are sore from carrying her but we are happy and so thankful for the miracle of her homecoming!

We’re Coming, Julie

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We are soon going to be leaving the motel, so there may be no more postings for a while.  They told us to come at 9:00, but playtime with the children starts at 10:00.  We are to meet in the conference room first to see if they need anymore paperwork or for anything they need to tell us.

We are getting excited…

Sheri says she slept great until 6:00 but her first thought was that today she could be with Julie and after that all sleep fled!

We don’t know yet when they will release her and we are free to go. We are hoping to go back with folks to Sarasota and then fly home from there.  We sure are glad they are here with us.

On U.S. Soil

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Julie arrived in Miami on a plane with about 39 children, and another plane (if we understood right) arrived with about 48 children.  Melinda called us at about 8:00 pm and told us that she was still in customs with all the children, and Julie fell asleep before landing and was carried off the plane sleeping and was still sleeping in a Red Cross worker’s arms.   At a little after 3:00pm today we arrived at Miami airport, and spent a couple hours there on couches with drinks and snacks and a few other expectant parents there also.  The officials there did not want to believe us that a plane was coming in, they claimed they knew nothing about it.  But we had heard from Melinda at about 1:00 pm that she was on the way to get on the airplane, with all the children and documents, and at about 1:15 we got a call from Melinda’s friend that stayed in Haiti and she told us that Melinda was on the airplane and it had just left.  By the time we left the Miami airport, they had a paper that said that Julie was on a flight, but that the flight was going to Orland-Sanford airport.  So that’s why it took so long to get to Miami, they went to Orlando first.  The children will all get to a children’s home here in Miami, where they will be bathed, served supper, and spend the night while officials continue to do paper work, which we submitted to them before leaving to go to a motel for night.  We are told that we can be back there at about 9:00 am and soon get to be with the children and play with them, etc., until each child gets cleared to leave with their parents.

We are spending the night in a motel, ANXIOUSLY AWAITING going in the A.M. to see our girl for the first time…