Saturday, January 16, 2010

It has been a month

I have had Nina with me for a month (yesterday). Time went by so quickly, yet, our time in Ukraine is still tainted with raw feelings of the emotional hardships. It feels like our life together really started when we got home. We have had 2 wonderful weeks as a family!

Please understand, my time with Nina when it was just the 2 of us was great, but the emotional journey that the rest of our family took during that time was very hard. Being in an unfamiliar place where people spoke Nina's language which made her reject me at times made it hard too. It is good to be home!

Nina is doing fantastic. She is picking up on English quickly and she is showing us more and more of who she is. She has many words and is even starting to put 2 word sentences together with the words that she knows. Things like "Nina eat" "sit here" "follow me" "no touch" "I try" etc.

Two days ago she really got interested in using her walker and she is doing fantastic with it. She finds great joy in her accomplishment and thrives in Andy and I encouraging her and delighting in her. Even while Nichole follows her around trying to take the walker while saying, "Mine!"

Being delighted in. What a wonderful feeling for Nina, there are people in her life that delight in her. She is loved, she is wanted, she is celebrated. Just like her sisters.


  1. This made me smile and tear up. No words...

  2. So happy to hear you're doing well. Let me know if you need anything!

  3. I'm so so happy for you and your family.

  4. I'm so so happy for you and your family.

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  6. just amazing!!
    so happy that things are settling down :)

  7. she is doing great, cant wait for video of her using her walking and of her sis chasing her lol
    of cause we understand things were great between you and Nina for those 2 weeks, I still feel so much for you thinking of how hard it was for you.
    your post made me smile.

  8. Anonymous1:54 AM

    nice post. thanks.


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