Well, after Tuesday, I spoke with the director of the MDO program about Mary Ella being upset so much; she reassured me, along with all of you, that this was normal and that they'd give her more time, etc. I also read online that toddlers can only think in the present tense; so they can't really imagine that you'll ever be back to get them even if you say you'll be back; which made a lot of sense to me as to why she was so hysterical.
Today was no different when I dropped her off; in fact, the moment she saw the church from the highway she began wimpering. She cried a lot when I dropped her off but luckily they decided to switch her to a new class - and it just so happens that one of my friends teaches that class! The kids in this class are closer to her age anyway (the other class was a little older) so that made me feel better; plus the fact that I could text her teacher during the day helped me a LOT! She even sent me pictures of her smiling - ha!
Anyway, when I picked her up she was NOT crying! She was playing with the other kids. I couldn't have been more relieved. Wendy said she stopped crying around 10:45ish and hadn't cried since. She was happy to see me but she didn't burst into tears like she had been doing the past 2 days. So God definitely answered our prayers. I know she probably isn't completely adjusted yet but this was a huge step, just knowing she didn't cry ALL.DAY.LONG. Made my day a lot easier. I appreciate all the encouragement and advice you all gave us! Praying for it to get better each and every week!