I wish I could convey to you the transformation I have seen in my daughter in three short weeks. We are coming up on her 4 weeks home-a-versary and I am going to do my best to do it justice this weekend!
But here is a teaser. She knows her name.
Her new name.
And if I ever forget and address her with her Ethiopian name, which we kept has her middle name, she corrects me.
She says her new name...first, middle, and last.
Then she smiles at me with eyes shining with joy and says what every orphaned child longs to say...
Every orphan longs to have a mother's neck to hug.
Every orphan longs to have a daddy's whiskers to rub.
Every orphan deserves what my daughter now has...
and I want to encourage you to take those first steps, for their sake.
You will never be the same.