It's been a year that you've been home now. I think you're still getting used to the idea of having a family.
I had to run an errand the other night and I was gone for a few hours. When I walked in the door you yelled, "MAMA! You came back for me!"
It was adorable and yet it hurt my heart.
Since then, we've been talking about how Mamas "always always always" come back for you.
You still don't trust that.
I guess we didn't really "help" that issue, what with our six trips to visit you and your sister while you were in the orphanage.
I don't think you remember those visits, but I think you might remember the stress of being left.
Then yesterday you looked at me and said, "You love me because we're flam-ily."
That's right, Sweetness. We are "flamily".
And flamilies take care of each other. They love each other. They eat together. They play together. They pray together.
They come back for you.
I will always, always come back for you.
I love you,