Tuesday, October 16, 2007


It was so hard to leave my precious little bambina. Harder than any other time. This time she really needed me and although I really feel good about the new foster mom, it still isn't me caring for her. The FM's brother who works at the airport walked me thru security and sat with me a while at the airport. That was nice. They all seemed to understand how hard it was for me, and felt bad for me.

Now we just wait to hear that the director of PGN has signed off and then she is legally ours and the embassy will issue the visa right away. I am getting everything here ready.

Remember the other little girl with the foster family? She has been with them for 6 months but still has not been matched to a family. Her birthmother had seriously neglected her, and when she relinquished her she told the attorney the girl was 3 years old. The doctor feels she is more like 5 years old, and if you ask her how old she is she tells you 5. She has adjusted well to the foster family. When I was talking to her and playing with her she told me she likes pretty dresses and the color pink. That afternoon, PBJ and I headed to the mall connected ot our hotel and we bought her some new things. A few little dresses, some shoes from Payless, socks, underwear and pj's. I also found a dollar store and we got her coloring books, crayons and some hairties. We gave them to her the next day when they picked up PBJ. I had to guess on sizes but the shoes were perfect and the clothes a little big but would work. She was over the moon. To us it was such a little thing. I routinely spend twice as much at the grocery store. To her, it was unbelievable. She had never had anything like it before. It is amazing how simple it is to make a small child happy. I think when I go down to pick up PBJ I will take her some more things for a very selfish reason. It made me happy to see her happy.


Ellie Puls said...


I am praying that senior barrios sign that decree today, so you will be heading back in a few days.

As for that little girl... She could OH SO PASS as a sister of a couple of little girls I know so well...


Just know my prayers are with you and your family, and I pray that BOTH the kids come home soon!



Toes in the sand said...

I am not sure how I found your blog, but that little girl you speak of is absoutely precious. I took one look at her picture and she had my heart. I will pray that a wonderful, loving family finds her and gives her the world!

Angel said...

OHHHH That little girl is SOOO gorgeous. It makes me wish.... Sweet girl. I hope she finds an awesome family too.

I sure hope we see awesome news on here soon.


Melissa said...

I'm glad you made it home safely, and I'm praying you will get that PGN OUT and be back in Guatemala soon!

Sarah said...

Keeping you and your precious PBJ in my prayers. I hope you hear news of Barrios' signature ASAP and then get your PINK!

That is so sweet that you were able to make that sweet little girl happy with new clothes and shoes! What a beautiful child!!

Sarah and Sophie~Bug

julie said...


I'm glad you're home and PBJ is in good hands. I pray ODFMB signs her case off this week.

That little girl is adorable! I pray that she can find a forever family now - I know it will take a miracle. She could be mine - if only it were that simple.

Any news on Ahren?


Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy

You have certainly been in my thoughts and prayers. I am glad
to know you are home safe, and
that PBJ is in good care. She is
such a pretty and sweet baby girl,
you are blessed by God to be her
mommy and she is blessed by God to
be your baby girl. Sooo glad things have gotten alot better!!

The little girl in the picture
reminds me of my 5 year old daughter who is also from Guatemala. I would LOVE to give
that little sweetie a home. Also
how nice of you to shop for her,
I know it made her so thrilled to
recieve your gifts.
One more thing, I believe God will
continue to bless you, Jesus said
And whoever welcomes a little child
like this in my name welcomes Me.
Matthew 18:5.

God Bless

angieshaffer said...

Wendy, please let me know if you got my IM. If not, email me at angieshaffer@yahoo.com

OHN said...

Good grief. I found you through another blog that you commented on. I am amazed by your story and just wanted to let you know that your whole family is going to be on my mind till this little sweetie comes home. I will be checking back often.

Lucinda Naia said...

Amalia is beautiful! I saw her and thought "if only I had my paperwork done"

Just hope her family finds her immediately so she can learn to feel safe & secure in a loving home!

Erin said...

Hi Wendy. I came across your blog and my heart went out to you.... First, for the long wait you have had for your little ones and then for the health scare with Peri Bryn (love her name). I am so glad to hear your little girl is in a safe place. My family all said "awwww" in unison when we saw her picture. Our thoughts are with you and your family as you work hard to bring both your babies home safely.

We are interested in any information you can pass on about the little girl who is with PBJ's new foster mom. (How wonderful of you to get her all those wonderful gifts; what a difference that surely made) Is there a Guatemalan contact or agency contact you could share with me? Any info you need from me, I will gladly share. I just did not want to over-load you with details as I know you have a lot to deal with yourself!

Thanks and God Bless you and your beautiful family,