First Day of Preschool…

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IMG_9386 IMG_9393My Baby Love on the first day of preschool, sporting a big smile and the backpack she brought home from Korea. Thanks Omma & Appa!

Lovey is in the 2-year-old class in an amazing church preschool that accepts, even embraces children with special needs. She has two kind and loving teachers and a dozen little friends, some of whom we hope will be kindred spirits. As with every area of her life, we see the fingerprints of God all over this new transition.

IMG_9394I took this picture right after dropping Lily off in the classroom the first morning. The little sweetie in the chevron dress met us at the door, as though she’d been waiting for Lovey, then the girls walked off together to find the animals. A defining moment…

On a personal level, this is the beginning of the fulfillment of many of my hopes and dreams for Lovey. Seeing her be able to separate from me and enjoy herself with other children gives me goosebumps. My tears that first morning were a mixture of rejoicing in her growing independence and the bittersweet taste of letting go.

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  1. I am way behind in my blog following. I had to catch up with three, all the way back to the poem. It was beautiful Olivia. Little angel Lovey is a baby doll. She is going to school. Can’t believe she is two already and potty trained. It took us forever to get Gabriel potty trained and he just turned 4. I love the pictures and so enjoy the updates. Can’t wait to see you all again in June. Glenda

  2. She’s adorable! I am so happy to see her through this blog!! Cant belive she turns two and is going to attend the school…i remember sarang’s bag in the pictures!! Sarang’s foster mother and i still talk alot about her. We all miss her and your family…so please come back when she gets older. 🙂 Hope she enjoys the school and meets good friends there. 🙂

    • So glad to get your message and to know you are keeping in touch. Please give the foster parents and Ms. Chung, Min hee our love and fond wishes. We think of each of you often and remember you to Sarang with the greatest joy. You would be so proud if you could see her now. She has tried hard to make a good transition into a new culture, new family, new everything… and she is so easy to love. She’s the most unimaginably special little girl. Intelligent, beautiful, funny, sweet, clever, eager, confident, attentive, playful, focused… We love her so much and now, finally, there is no doubt she loves us back. It’s the absolute best kind of grafting in you could hope for. We will definitely return to Korea when she is older, hopefully several times. Stay tuned for the next post — you’re gonna love it!!!

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