Thursday, June 30, 2011

This girl

Makes me smile.


So full of life and spunk and BIG personality- our daughter is a gift from the Lord.


She's come a long way since those early days and we give God the glory for what He has done in her life and ours.

Less than two months away from turning 3 years old, this little firecracker has us on our toes.

She is curious, yet very cautious. Fiery, yet very fearful. Pretty, yet has a bad habit of pinching. And has the highest-pitched scream this house has ever heard! SO different than any of the boys.

And that's ok. Because she's not one of them. She's a girl.

Our girl.


She loves babies, dogs, music and dancing, talking on the phone and although she adores her brothers and daddy- she is still very much a mama's girl. Which isn't so bad. Until mama wants to get something done! :)

and of course those brothers and daddy adore her. She makes us all laugh. A LOT.
And sometimes she even makes us cry.
She loves clothes and shoes and when she puts on a dress or gets a bow in her hair she wants to go find daddy or one of the brothers and ask them if she "looks pretty?" Of course they tell her she is beautiful. Because she is.

We still have struggles with attachment/adoption related things and times of progress and times of regression- but over all- she is thriving. We continue to take baby steps towards helping her to feel secure and safe and to  some it looks like spoiling. To us, it looks like parenting with an open mind, reminding ourselves of all that she has been through in her little life, and most of all- GRACE.
It's not easy.

Her speech is improving daily. She might not be able to talk like a typical almost 3 year old, but boy does she know how to get her point across! :)

She repeats just about EVERYTHING you say, and is still learning the concept of answering when someone asks her a question.
She pretty much talks non-stop the entire day- it's just that she is mostly on repeat-mode. Sometimes it wears on us.

Her favorite things to say lately (repeatedly) are: daddy {or mommy} hold you (if she wants to be held), nah nah wants snack, nah nah wants water, nah nah wants... >insert item here< ! If you haven't already guessed- nah nah is what she calls herself.

She loves music. And the ABC's. Oh yes, she loves the ABC song. One more thing that is on repeat over here. :)

My favorite thing is lately she has been talking non stop about her "sissy" and brother N. She wakes up and tells me that sissy and N are bye bye. In the car she tells all of us that N is nice and sissy is nice. She sees me talking on the phone and wants to talk to N and sissy. She carries their picture around and gets mad if I try to take it away. God has stirred not only our hearts towards the adoption of N and M, but all of our children's hearts as well. I can't wait until she is able to hug them and kiss them in person!

This girl.

She is our daughter.

She is unique. and beautiful. and precious. and talkative. and feisty. and hilarious. and SO loved.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 127:3-5


Whitney and Daniel Bunker said...

What a blesing :) She makes me smile every time I see her and Daniel and I catch ourselves saying her cute little phrase, "Amoose" when we call Amos over lol.

<3 Whitney

Susanna said...

She is truly beautiful!

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