I never did a six month post, so I thought maybe a nine month post would be good.
In some ways the girls have been with us long enough that it feels like they've always been here. They really are a perfect fit for our family.
In other ways though, we know we still have a loooong way to go.
She plays very well on her own, but needs to know that I'm nearby. She strings together three and four word sentences, and understands simple questions. After that we're not sure how good her English is getting. Often she seems totally clueless as to what she was instructed to do, or the question she was asked. On the other hand, we've forgotten what it's like to have a 3yo in the house and I think sometimes we expect too much from her. I'm sure as the months continue to fly by that we'll continue to see more comprehension on her part.
Today it is 17 degrees Celsius here. Days like this are much anticipated and the four youngest are currently munching store brand fruit loops up in one of our pine trees. I anticipate sap covered clothing, rosy cheeks, and tired children. It's moments like this, when they're simply being kids that you know that all the pain, the grief, and the struggles are worth it. We are blessed!