Saturday, February 11, 2012

1 year ago today (I know such a flashy title :)

1 year ago today we were flying to Ukraine to meet our daughters for the first time. It's hard to believe some days that it has been a year and at other times, it is like they have been here forever. A friend on my facebook reminded me of what they said about Ellee, that she was nonverbal, unteachable, and will be a burden for the rest of her life. How sad! But boy do I wish they could see her now, to see them now. Ellee is forming sentences, she can say her abc's and recognizes those letters, she can write her name, she can put hard puzzles together by just looking at the shape, she can show emotions that she used to not be able to show. She loves the Wheels on the bus song, she loves to sing and dance and much more (but I have to save some for Gotcha Day anniversary). Johannah is learning her abc's, she loves to sing and dance, her favorite song is Bumblebee, her favorite book is Quack, Quack. They are happy, full of smiles, can be stubborn, love to eat, loves to role play, have the best laughs in the world, and can make you turn your frown upside down with just one of their great smiles, hugs and kisses.
If you missed our journey this time last year you can read that here


Katrina said...

Such beautiful girls. I am so glad they are doing so well.

Carlene's soon to be momma :)

ginaology said...

Praise God! Look what love can do!