Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Just to Remember

I keep our family blog somewhat up to date, just so that I can always remember special moments.  Today was one of those moments.  Mama is busy taking care of children this week, while Dad is making sure that our move goes smoothly.  There is already a schedule for drop off and pick for the 3 youngest C's. So today I picked up Emily and Shaelee from school.  I had already picked up Vincent, so he was my wing man helping me to navigate the pick up routine.  We finally got out of the car and just walked to the school to pick up the girls.  Emily was happily playing with her new friends, head bobbing up and down, huge grin on her face, and barely a nod when she saw us.  Vincent and I stood together on the playground waiting for Shaelee.  She finally came out of the gate, and saw me and ran to me arms outstretched and gave me the biggest hug ever.  Behind her were 2 little girls.  I put my daughter down, and asked if these were her friends.  She nodded that they were.
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)


Anonymous said...

What a pleasure to log on this afternoon and see those smiling faces. So happy the kids are making friends and adjusting to their new school(s).


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