I used to wonder why families, once home from China with their children, would rarely blog. Didn’t they understand that the readers who were following their stories wanted to know how they were doing? Well, we have entered their ranks. Adding a seven year old to our lives has definitely given me less time to blog, email or surf the net!
So what have we been doing? Let me give you a brief tour of recent developments. Brooke saw the cardiologist and after a thorough exam, the doctor told us her heart repair in China was great. Brooke doesn’t go back to see the doctor for five years.
Brooke LOVES school. She comes home every day excited about what she has learned. Her teacher is doing an amazing job of helping her learn and understand. This week she has a field trip to the zoo and Grandparent’s Day at school.
At church this week, Brooke went to Children’s Church for the first time. She wanted one of us to stay with her so we did. One of our friend’s daughters also was her buddy. Brooke said she enjoyed it.
Between our teaching, school and church, Brooke is learning about Jesus. She has learned the chorus of Jesus Loves Me and also started to sing it as “Jesus Loves Brooklyn”. Just last week she started to pray out loud at meals and before bedtime. It is a blessing to see the seeds of faith beginning to grow.
My sister and co-worker hosted a celebration shower for Brooke. It was so much fun and a nice mix of friends and family.
I’ll end with a funny quote from Brooke. (She told this to one of our Chinese friends who shared it with us.) “In China I was afraid of ghosts but I’m not afraid of them here because if one came, Willow (our spaniel) would go, ‘Woof, woof, woof’ and scare it away.”