Saturday, May 29, 2010

I didn't know it could be THIS good.

I'm so glad no one told me how incredibly fun and satisfying being Sophie's mom was going to be. If I had known this, the 2.5 year wait for her would have been so much more difficult. And she gets funner everyday. Can I say funner? I don't think I'm supposed to. :-) The above picture is Sophie driving her school bus.

Most of the time I can't wait for her to wake up in the mornings- though I also can't wait for her to go to bed at night either, b/c I'm usually falling asleep by 7:45. But seriously, can anyone love their child as much as I love her? Is this normal? It only intensifies with every day. Like my heart is going to burst. I really have to control myself so that I don't squeeze the breath out of her. She is FULL of personality. She still loves dancing and now she's singing more and more. Though, I know she loves me dearly, her daddy totally "hangs the moon". See her hanging on his arm, I can't get enough of her and she can't get enough of him- I LOVE IT!!

Sophie and I have just recently started some K-3 homeschooling. The school year in Thailand begins in May so we will follow their schedule. It's been so good, for both of us. I really thrive within structure, and so does Sophie. Our schedule is very simple but its provided us with such good quality time together. She really enjoys "school" and its showing me how eager kids are to learn when given the opportunity. All of the older missionary kids go to a school in our neighborhood which is equivalent to a homeschool co-op. All the mothers teach, with the addition of a hired teacher. Sophie goes to this school for Thai language class. She loves getting to sit with her friends, John and Becca, to color and try to learn a few Thai words with her teacher, P' Gluay Khay (which literally translates "banana egg", a type of Thai banana).

We've got a very busy few months ahead of us as a group of American college students come for their summer to help Marc and the other staff meet some of the Freshmen at NEU. Sophie and I are looking forward to exercising our gift of hospitality by having a house full of students as often as we can. We've just recently put an air-conditioner in our living room which makes having people over a lot more enjoyable. Please continue to pray for us- and come see us!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Sherry, I know exactly how you feel! I can't wait for Hannah to get up in the mornings and I miss her so much when she is napping. She is the most amazing girl and I can just stare at her all day. I thank God everyday for the blessing she is to us and that His grace brought us all together. That 2 year wait full of tears and frusterations just melted away when that referral packet was handed to me.
God bless all that you are doing to make her an amazing life!!!


Patty said...

I am completely with you. When we began our adoption with Annika I was worried that I wouldn't love her like I did my 3 bio boys. WOW!!! what in the world was I even thinking. She is the light of my life and I would do anything to bring her the most joy that she can have in her life. God knew what He was doing when he gave us all our 2 year wait and he hand picked these little girls especially for our families. I LOVE your new blog and will be following it. We miss you guys. Your little one is amazingly cute (I love her thick hair). Take care and we think of you often and pray for your ministry in Tailand.---Patty Mears

Doodlebug and Ladybug said...

I can completely sympathize with you. Love the new background! ;)

Anonymous said...

I love to read your blogs Sherry! This is beautiful and Sophie is so very blessed to have these experiences with you! Hug her to pieces every day! Love you! Renee