Saturday, June 20, 2009
I thought I'd share some of Bailey 's comments about getting a sister. She is so excited and can't wait to see the Great Wall and meet her new sister. We're excited, too, but I did mention to her that we may have some hard days with Jindi getting used to so many new things and a new family and Bailey learning to share all her toys and clothes (they are almost the exact same size). Bailey's comment was, "I just can't imagine having a hard day with my sister." She has been asking this week, " How many days until we leave for China?" She has been such a good helper with packing. She organized all her polly pocket dolls and their clothes and accesories in a special travel bag ( except for the one without any legs - ha!) She has talked about how she will help Jindi with her English. She said, "I know, I'll make her a chart of the alphabet and point to each letter, telling her this is A, this is B, etc..." What a life change we will all go through this year. The neighbor, Lisa, who adopted 2 girls ages 3 and 7 from Ethiopia at Christmas time last year, talked about the phases of grieving that the adopted and biological kids went through. She said that once they adjusted that they found a new normal that is even better than the old normal and can't imagine life without the 2 new little girls. I know God will give all 4 of us the strength that we need when we are weak and weary. He is our source of all strength!