(This is what we call his Humphrey Bogart look.) When we got there, Samuel Dieu had just eaten his morning rice gruel/soup. He had a cough and seemed a little tired. Maybe he had a rough night sleeping, too.
We brought all our gifts to the orphanage today: 23 little gift bags for the nannies; other gifts for the orphanage officials and director; and some donations for the children (clothes, blankets, diapers). I think we also donated some moon cakes (arranged by Catalyst) for the upcoming Harvest Moon Festival (this weekend). That's one and a half suitcases emptied (those two suitcases in the previous post were only half our luggage!)
Sam fell asleep while I was holding him, and once again he didn't cry or make a peep the whole time we were there. Initially we were told we would not bring him home today but then, after about an hour or so, they said we would.
It was so emotional. I was starting to cry and then I saw his favorite nanny (Nhi) crying and Ed and I both lost it. I won't post any of the photos of us with her or the orphanage director because we are a blubbering mess in all of them. We are so grateful to the women who cared for our son all these months. You can tell it is not just a job for them. They truly love these children.
I will post more later about how our first day together went (not too bad!) but right now I should try to sleep. It's 1 a.m. and I'm up again and Lord knows I need my rest. Sam, thankfully, is sleeping peacefully. So is Ed!