I was sitting at my computer writing, when I looked out the front door window and noticed the spectacular skyline Mother Nature was gifting me tonight.
I love seeing Sarah's expressions, faces, and smiles.
The other night, Andy and I were drying her off from her bath when I asked, "Do you ever wonder if she misses anything about her old life?" I'd love to know what she is thinking, when she points her finger at me, spouts off some gibberish, and walks off. But, I know she loves her family. After playing, she'll stop where I'm sitting, smile, and wrap her arms around me. In the pool, she loves to hug her sister and brother, and wants to follow them and be "one of the guys." I know she knows she's changed.
My mother's coming into town for a few days to play with the kids, and let me begin working in my new classroom, setting up my new home for those who will walk through those doors. I'm looking forward to tapping into that aspect of my being. It's refreshing to start a new. I learned I would be moving buildings the week before I left for Ukraine. A friend said, " Are you crazy? A new baby, a new grade, a new school!!" For me, it's a whole new life that began with a picture of one little girl, who changed our lives forever.