(Jan. 2, 2007)
Well, it looks like things are getting back to normal (whatever that is). After all of the holiday activities, it takes DD a few days to adjust to being without an audience 24 hours a day.
Entertaining herself (rare, but joyous occasion).
Entertaining Mommy (Whose idea was this guitar anyway?)
Entertaining Daddy or visa- versa (after work).
Ending the day with what she calls “my best daddy in the whole world.” It’s nice to be back to normal.
A VISIT WITH SUSAN
January 4, 2007
We have made many new friends through the adoption process. One, in particular, is our social worker, Susan. She came to visit us last night to update our home study for DD’s little sister. As always, we had a great visit! I wonder, sometimes, if she knows how special she is to us. We are very thankful to her for putting together all of the paperwork to adopt Desheng Darling and for working with us on our second adoption. She has been a great source of information and guidance. It is obvious that she loves her work. I only wish I had met her much earlier in my life, because I think I would have loved doing what she does. Although I know it’s not the best paying career, it’s got to be one of the most rewarding. I actually think I have an idea why God didn’t lead me down that path. He knew that my heart would be broken too many times by the hardships of children that I would see in this line of work. I’d be tempted to take in every child who needed a home and before long I might be like the “Old woman who lived in the shoe who had so many children she didn’t know what to do.” Thank you, God, for being all-knowing!
(I had a better picture of Susan, but DD looked even sillier in it...if you can imagine that!)
DD enjoyed the visit, too. As usual, her silly mode kicked in, but Susan didn’t seem to mind. It’s amazing how well she interacts with kids. She sang the “Bob the Builder” theme song like it was a part of her daily routine! She even relates well to Brother Darling…and that’s not always easy to do. Of course, the thing I like best about Susan is that she tells us we look younger every time she sees us. How could we not love someone who tells us that????