“Mama…when I was sad in Russia, no one ever asked me why I was sad. But now if I feel sad, you and Daddy always ask me if I am sad, and it makes me feel so good.”
“No one ever asked you how you were feeling?”
“No…just like, go to bed. But now, I can always feel good.”
Hold up…someone was called up in front of her whole school to win an award. She won for effort, because no matter what she is doing in school, she loves it. She is eager to learn, and thankful that someone is teaching her. Rocking it!
Our awesome adoption friends sent Maria some new clothes, and they were to die for, we couldn’t handle it. On the note she said Maria would look like a Lady who Lunches, and doesn’t she?
(Moments like these that I know I would have felt so silly if I hadn’t sent all of her mostly too small clothes along with Jonalyn to her orphanage, you know what I mean? Such small windows in life, our lives that are only about one minute anyways.)
Thank you Sherry and fam! xo
Hmmm, there may need to be some sort of intervention here….
I am pretty sure Maria thinks her parents are on LSD.
Don’t worry, we hung it up.
Say a little prayer for our littlest. He had his first night spending the night at grandmas with brother and sister there too, but I think it shook him up a bit. Poor little muffin just has a thing where he wants his parent around all the time and deep in his soul, doesn’t like to be left.
Two strangers at the store told me to take his photo. Which only encouraged him.
While there, Finley locked eyes with a woman. She was heavy set and African American, and he raised his finger up to point at her. My heart dropped and I started to sweat as my mind raced back to the time I was nannying and the little girl pointed out a heavy set woman and yelled, “Amy, look at that big, fat lady!!!”and my first thought was, How quickly can I run to Mexico right now. Literally.
Finley is not known to be quiet or lack confidence, so whatever he was about to say following his finger pointing would be heard by all, and he opened his little mouth, eyes dead locked on the woman, “Mama!”
There was nothing I could do…nothing I could say to prevent whatever he had to comment on her…
“Mama….” this time a little louder,
“I think that’s Dada.”
“Oh Dada, huh?” I asked, I couldn’t stop laughing.
I think I still can’t.
This morning we read; “Who does she think she is?” The guests whispered. “How dare she?” So I asked the kids, “If we are very naughty, does Jesus still love us?” Maria and Finley shook their heads no, Elijah shouted, “YEAH!”
“Elijah is right, God loves us even when we’re naughty, he wants us to come to him and let Him love us.”
Finley nodded in agreement, seriously but with a smirk, “When I’m naughty, I walk to womans.”
Daily squish love with Лёша. I still can’t believe his patience, but I am glad. Such a rad kitty.
And lastly, this sweet card Maria made for our friends.
Who are now a family of 5, from 2.
Have a great weekend! There are so many wonderful things happening in the world right now! Just normal people, changing lives for the better. It’s so exciting!
Has your child ever said something crazy to a stranger before that made you want to pass out–or sprint to Mexico?