Sarah is our 4th child, and while she is itty bitty tiny, she is very mighty indeed! Sarah was well prepared for a family, and knew all of our family names. She was 2.5 years old at adoption, and was ahead of the developmental milestones. She could write/draw (as we found out in the weeks after we got home and she decorated our walls, furniture, clothes, and herself). She could pick up boiled peanuts with chopsticks. She was very verbal. She is also very stubborn! She has some of the most amazing observations, and comes up with some of the most amusing things to say. She is very creative, and loves anything to do with art or sparkly, glittery, girly things. She has told me, "Mom, you can't make me learn how to read." She's also told me that we can not make her learn how to swim or any other number of activities that she really does NOT want to do. However, if she wants to do something she will do whatever it takes to succeed.
Sarah still sleeps with the teddy bear we sent in a care package while we were waiting to adopt her. Her foster family let her have it, and she came to us with that bear "well-loved" and she considers it her bear from her foster family.
his past April, G&H posted photos from something they did in Nanning with the foster families. Sarah was in my lap while I looked at them. Looking at the photos on Grace and Hope Foundation's page for the Nanning foster families, Sarah said she remembered the room. She said it was loud and she covered her ears and her foster Mom took her out of it to let her eat where it was quieter. Sarah also said that they had fake watermelon there and it would poison you if you ate it. ROFL...I could totally see someone telling Sarah that to keep her from begging to eat it, or to keep her from eating too much! She also thinks she saw a photo of her foster Mom, though I don't know for sure if it was.
We are grateful for the gift of this precious child, and for the love her foster family in China shared with her.
To see children who wait for a sponsor in Sarah's SWI, please click here.