Back in February, Greg took the girls to a local exotic animal petting farm for a sleigh ride.
Chloe got to feed llamas, emu and other animals.
There were several new baby giraffes they got to feed. One in particular loved Chloe's red coat and even licked her face.
Ever since then, Chloe has had a great affinity to giraffes.
We bought her a stuffed giraffe for Easter and it's the first stuffed animal she consistantly hugs and sleeps with.
Chloe chose to name her giraffe Aye (I-E). This is the Chinese name for nanny. We had not heard Chloe say this word since she was little. At night time she would wake up calling for Aye. Out of all the words she could have chosen to name her new buddy, she chose one of the few Chinese words she knew. She has only named 2 other things. Both dolls have Chinese names also: Mei Mei (little sister) and Min Min (Chloe's orphanage name). Sometimes the smallest actions give us a glimpse into what's really going on inside. WhenI passed this information on to her attachment therapist, her comment was "well it looks like we still have some work to do." We rejoice every day for the progress Chloe has made in the last 8 months, but we also see that she is clinging to the country she left behind. Please continue to pray that God would mend the pieces of Chloe broken heart.