I am sure you anticipate a sappy post about another one of my babies getting older. It has been established; I am a sap. If an anti-growth serum existed, I would for sure inject my children. I love the stage and age we are at…always…and hate to see each season pass.
But, Roo, who turned 10 today, said something that stopped this sap in her tracks.
I asked how she wanted to celebrate her birthday this year. After a moment of thought she replied, “could I celebrate by going to the orphanage and helping you with art classes this week?”
She is growing up to be such a compassionate young lady. I love how she thinks of others and is looking for a way to give of herself. I am proud of her and her soft heart.
We have often been asked how adoption and moving to Asia has impacted our children. Two different questions, but yet kinda the same.
I am not exactly sure how to answer them, but when I hear my 10 year old ask to help at the orphanage I know that the impact has been real and good. I wouldn’t change it for the world.
All this to say…I am excited to see how Gd is shaping this young soul and I guess I wouldn’t slow it down one bit. I probably am half way through my time with her in my home (sniff, sniff) but I think the most exciting part is yet to come!