Monday, September 24, 2012

Something New to Celebrate Every Day

Each new day brings changes that amaze me.   The more Claire settles in and feels safe, the more we get to see of her personality.   She has a great sense of humor and loves to make us laugh.

Dumplings are still our go-to comfort food.  She can eat more dumplings than anyone I've ever seen.
After 2 weeks, she has mastered counting out 4 objects.  She managed 4 knives, 4 spoons, 4 forks and 4 napkins at supper.  I'm so proud of her.

Helping empty the dishwasher is one of her favorite things.

Most times, she is able to sort out the two kinds of silverware and put them in the right place.

Today is the first time she played with her doll.  She fed it, talked to it, and used her "cell phone" to take a picture.  She also had a long conversation with Dan on her toy phone.  After two weeks of ignoring her toys, it is a delight to watch her play.  I love the way she mixes Chinese and English.
The most amazing thing of all is that this little girl who wasn't supposed to live, and wasn't available for adoption now finds a safe place to rest in her Daddy's arms.   My heart swells every time I see her move a little more securely into  her place in our family.   What an amazing God we love and serve!   Who else could write a true story that is so amazing and full of so much love and grace!

1 comment:

  1. Rebecca,
    I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you how happy we are that Claire has found her forever family... right here in Brandon, Ms. Our family has 2 girls adopted from China ages 8 and 3 and we live in North Brandon Estates. I have followed sweet Claire's life at New Day for a long time and was so surprised to hear she would be coming home to Mississippi! We would love to meet you and have the girls welcome Claire home. Please feel free to email me at I have a blog as well but fail miserably at keeping it updated like I want. Feel free to check it out though. I look forward to hearing from you.