Good Sunday morning!
I am sitting in the McDonald’s in Danville early this morning as my son, Jonathan, is practicing with the worship band at Southland Christian Church. He is singing in their worship service this morning and had to be there to practice at 7:00 am. ouch.
Luckily, there is a McDonald’s across the street, so I decided to bring my computer with me to get some work done while I waited for the service to start at 9:15.
It is rare that I am able to sit alone and work on my computer, so I am loving this time to myself.
School has started in these parts which means some sleepy and grumpy boys, and one lonely girl.
Sania Louise is NOT liking that her brothers are gone all day, “Por 5 days?!” she says. It’s just her and mama during the day, and let’s just say, well…i’m boring. ha!
I haven’t started homeschooling her yet, but I know that she will enjoy having a more structured day when I do. For now, we are just enjoying our time together, and I am still trying to get my bearings after this crazy summer (well, year!) that we have had.
Thank you for all of your prayers for Sania Louise!! In my last post about her, I told you that I wasn’t going to sugarcoat our adoption experience, and I shared with you how difficult it can be at times.
Well, I am happy to tell you that each day, it has gotten better and better with Sania Louise. She is so incredibly smart and is picking up English so quickly. She LOVES learning, and I have been wearing out our old Leap Frog videos to help her learn our alphabet letters and sounds.
Sania Louise is a HUGE daddy’s girl! She loves him so much and he ADORES her. We go and see him almost every single day at the bank, and there are lots of hugs and kisses. You would think she hadn’t seen him for months!
She is a VERY loving little girl. And her smile melts our hearts.
She got her first American Girl doll (Thank you PaPa and MeMaw!) Of course, she has no idea how much these dolls are loved by little girls here in America, but she has had fun brushing her hair and playing with her. :) I showed her the magazine where you can get your doll different outfits and such, and she was very excited about that.
She got to go to Georgia and spend time with my husband’s side of the family. She loves her Pop and Grammaw! She got to meet Cy’s grandmother, hang out with all of her boy cousins, sleep over with Aunt Sarah, and share her love for Hello Kitty with Aunt Ida! (Did I tell you that Sania Louise is the only granddaughter on my husband’s side of the family?! Yep. She has 6 boy cousins on that side, so she is a little spoiled to say the least!) :)
Jonathan and Luke took her “fishing” one day. Well, they tried to fish, and she just played in the creek. She got soaking wet and LOVED it! She is a little tomboy and loves playing outside with her brothers.
I know I have told you before, but my favorite part of each day is tucking her in bed at night. I tell her how much we love her and how she is always “drošs,” which means SAFE. And she smiles. She’ll look at me and say “Family forever?” Always with a question mark. I know that it will take a long while before she can securely and confidently say “family forever!” But we will get there. :)
She loves to tell “scary stories” with her brothers at night. They will each tell her one, and then she will try to do the same in her broken English. She uses a lot of hand motions to tell her stories, and we all pretend to be really scared, and then we all hug and laugh. She loves it. I wonder if she knows how adored she is by her brothers?
I am so proud of my sweet boys. Their patience. Their love. Their selflessness. Sania Louise is not easy. She has anger issues. Sensory issues. Emotional issues. But they know they love her. And they feel the same as Cy and I….SHE’S WORTH IT.
I can’t imagine life without her. She is ours. Period.
I have no doubt that God is going to do great big things in her life, and of course, change all of ours for the better in the process.
God is so good like that.