Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Just to Remember
One little girl looked up at me and said, Is this your Mama Shaelani?" and then commented to me that "she sure is small for a 2nd grader." I smiled and said that "yes, she was a beautiful small girl." She wanted to know if she would grow, to which I politely told her, that "yes, she would keep growing." At that point she took my hand and softly touched the top of it and said, "Your skin tone (yes, she really used that word, future Cliniq*e makeup artist) is a lot lighter than Shaelani's." She was curious. I asked Shaelee if she had shared her story? With a huge grin, she replied that she "was from China." At that point, Emily joined the conversation, and the little girl asked if Emily and Shaelee were twins because the looked alike. Emily let her know that they were not twins, and that she was from Korea. And from there Vincent piped up that he was from India. I explained that they were all adopted. The little girls gave Shaelee a big hug, and we all went on our merry way. As we were walking to the car I heard one of my peanuts say, "well, we sure taught them a little about adoption didn't we?" And yes, they surely did. I love that my kids are proud of who they are, and proud to talk about being adopted. What a fun day I had with my littles and middle. I always want to remember it.
(I do need to take some new pictures, I had to look awhile for one of the 3 of them together, but that will have to wait for another fun day)