We are so thrilled to have Hannah back home!! She looks good and so much older! I don't know how she can age so much in only a month and a half, but others that saw her today said the very same thing. While I'm sure she is happy to see her family again, she is a bit standoffish with Randy and I. I think he finally got a hug out of her tonight. I went and picked her up at the hospital and she has this love/hate thing going with me for sure. One minute she is huggin me, the next she is pinching, hitting or scratching me!! I interpret that to mean that she loves and missed me, but is very upset at me for leaving her there in the hospital for so long. I'm sure after some time, she will come around and things will be like they were before she left. Only better now as her health should greatly improve and we look forward to seeing her take off physically and be able to do so many of the things she couldn't do before! We might even have trouble keeping up with her after she gets to feeling better!!
We are the Rippee family! We manage and are house parents in a home for older orphaned girls in China. It's called the Forever Home, and it is a project of New Day Foster Home. Like all foreign workers at NDFH, we receive no salary for our work, so if you would like to support our family's living expenses, please click the button below to donate through PayPal. Donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about the Forever Home and ways you can directly support this work, please visit New Day Foster Home's website.
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Elise was adopted at the age of 3 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elise is home- schooled and really loves music, cooking, arts and crafts, and enjoys being the big, older sister to the Forever Home girls.
Shawna was adopted at the age of 1 year old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Shawna is home-schooled and is good at piano, arts and crafts, and thoroughly enjoys playing with the Forever Home girls.
Elizabeth was adopted at the age of 10 years old as a special needs child by Randy and Rita Rippee, managers and house parents of this Forever Home. Elizabeth is home-schooled and loves the outdoors, computers, bike riding, and crafts.
THE FOREVER HOME GIRLS
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