Saturday, January 24, 2015

Half of her life...

Jenna is getting ready to turn eight years old on Monday.  That means she has been with us now for half of her life.  The first four years were spent in an orphanage in China.  We were so happy to celebrate her fourth birthday with her in China, and now she's eight.  Crazy!
Some days, it feels like she has been with us for so much longer.  Those are usually the tough days when we realize she's still working through attitudes and behaviors that were hers for the first four years of her life.  Then there are the days, like today, when I realize that it has ONLY been four years...and she has made incredible strides.  She has such a kind heart and loves to help others.  She also is very strong-willed.  Directed properly, it will take her far. 
So, today we begin her birthday celebration with flowers from Daddy!

1 comment:

Chandra Regan said...

I can't believe that it's been 4 years! I still remember stories from your trip to China to get her. She certainly has made great strides! I too, have a very kind and strong-willed girl. God will certainly work through them, I'm sure!