Well, our sweet girl started school last Friday and had a great day! For all of you who prayed GOD ANSWERED. She did meet a friend on the very first day, a girl who is in each and every one of her classes (miracle). She talked about her several times this weekend and was looking forward to seeing her this morning. I am so thankful. As you can imagine she got a fair amount of attention from the *ahem* boys. Her dad told her this weekend to let them know that he has guns… 🙂 She thought that was hilarious. Which makes me wonder if she has ever hoped for a man to FIGHT for her honor. Even if she hasn’t known to hope for that, she has it now. And I think she likes it.
I asked her if she is starting to feel a little like this is her home, or does it still feel like a vacation. She says she is not sure, but I see little things from time to time that make ME think she is starting to feel more at home here. She gets food without asking which is a HUGE step from where we were in the beginning and she also is willing to tell me what she wants, even though it takes a while sometimes.
All in all I think we are settling in very well. The charade is coming to an end and I feel like she is experiencing the “real us”. I read a great blog post today that talked about “Fake Family“. HOW TRUE IT IS in adoption! I had this vision of how our family would be once she arrived and really, we are the same ole messed up people we were before…we just added a new person. Fortunately, our new person is crazy also and loves to sing and dance just like the rest of us! You don’t get a fake family when you get adopted, you get a real one, and I am certain we are the right one for her.