Thursday, March 11, 2010

Bits of Progress and an Award!

No we are not adopting Ronald McDonald! I hear he already has a family!

Yippee! I got an award on this blog! Thank you to Gayle from A Hope and A Future! I will have to figure it out and get the award over here and then pass it on- but there is only one person worse than Gayle at the computer and it is me! It may take me a couple days!

I just have to share with you that we are getting some great questions from Sarah lately. Instead of "Do pigs talk" he is asking about the seasons, if it is am or pm, can we drink the rain and does Jesus love me? It is so awesome to actually have conversations with her! I am beginning to believe what I say does not go in one ear and out the other! I still have to repeat many things and concepts but she is connecting the dots and it thrills me!!

She is recalling many things that have happened over the last 16 months that she has been home. She is remembering details and she is understanding "Why" much much more! It has been a journey much like our birth children but it has been condensed over 16 months. It is so interesting to see things happen "in order" as she is learning, becoming more comfortable and growing in every way!

Sarah is like a typical 1st grader. writing little notes and reading every sign she sees! Her favorite toys are her American girls! They are perfect for her and she treats them very well. They get lots of love! Sarah is technically supposed to be a young 4th grader put we consider her an older 3rd grader.

She is telling us more and more about China. Not shocking things just things about everyday life. The weather, when they played outside, the clothes, the food, etc. I am feeling like I am hearing the true story now instead of confused thoughts.

Today is Thankful Thursday and I am so thankful for these children that are in our family and those that will be joining us!


Sue said...

That is so nice to hear. Pretty soon she will be talking non stop.

Kathy said...

That is so wonderful to hear!
I love follow your blogs! Also very
encouraging for those of us waiting and
so desiring to have a conversation with
our precious adopted older child.It has
been three months and communication
is our biggest struggle. Thanks for sharing!