Mia continues to do well. For the most part, she has returned to her sweet, happy self. It's amazing what routine, structure, rythym, and love will do. However, ever since we've returned from the hospital she often wakes up sad - similar to when we first brought her home from China. This is different than just being cranky or "waking up on the wrong side of the bed." Her cries have been mournful and searching, sometimes angry.
It is striking how connected I am to her emotionally. When she's in a funk, I'm in a funk. When she's happy, I am happy. When she has a rough morning, I'm a bear. I can only imagine how I'll feel when she has her first break-up or gets her first B. (just kidding). Parenting doesn't get easier, does it?
So my prayer over her life is Psalm 139 and there's this particular line that means so much to me. It says simply "When I awake, I am with thee." That's been my prayer for our daughter lately. That, when she awakes, she will know that her God is with her, has always been with her, and forever still.