Friday, May 3, 2013

Riding in Cars with Boys??

This was taken 2 weeks after Sophia came home. ,

Nathan adores his little sister.  He loves to play with her.  This was a box that he commandeered and named "Sled" and used it for days to push her around and around the living area of our home.

This was the first night he tried it and he'd been pushing for a good long while.  He came to me and said, "I think Sophia would be more comfortable with some juice." So they both got juice boxes. 

Sophia was hanging on with her one hand and squealing with delight as Nate pushed her.  Then I heard him say, "Sophia, you can let go with your other hand.... you know, like you're waving at a boy or something..."

No idea where he gets this stuff.

Nathan loves Lego Harry Potter and Lego Star Wars games on the Wii.  He and Brent got into a little water fight in the front yard last night and, obviously, Nathan didn't win.  He came in the house dripping wet and crying.  I said, "What happened?" and he said, "Mama, Daddy belongs in Slytherin!" (which is the worst thing he can think of right now).

Miss S has entered the "Why" phase.  I hope we all make it out alive from the "why" phase.  

I haven't posted a lot because there's a whole other aspect of Sophia's life that we've never had before.  Out there, in the world covered by the internet, is another family that brought her home from China and then relinquished her.  They felt she had Reactive Attachment Disorder and rage issues.  

I know how easy it is to find this blog and they do know our names (obviously).  There's a whole family (grandmas, grandpas, cousins, aunts, uncles) that lost a family member with this disruption and I'm a bit worried about them finding this and seeing that the rage issues aren't with the child.  Sophia is doing great.  She's a joy.  She's happy and bouncy and perfectly, wonderfully three.

Thus while I want to shout it from the rooftops that we're so in love with this little girl, I want it to be a quiet roar while another family heals from their loss and ordeal this last year.


Alissa said...

Nathan is so sweet and funny, you are so kind and thoughtful, it's no wonder she's doing well with all the love!


Dianne said...

Lori, I'm so glad I met you at Women's Conference, your talk was spot on, inspirational and powerful, just what I needed to hear! You're right, Heavenly Father knows who our family is, even from thousands of miles away. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your family is darling and what a touching story! It's amazing what a lot of love can do for a child. Blessings all around. I'm looking forward to following your blog!

Dianne, Sophie and Sage's mom

ps, if you give out your talk, I too would love a copy

Rachael said...

Wow! I love hearing bits and pieces of her story as it unfolds. I think you are a wonderful influence and family for her - the right place at the right time. Much love your way.

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