When the experts say that a child needs to be with their forever family equivalent or equal to
the amount of time they lived in an institution....boy, are they right on! This month marks 2 1/2
years that Sophie came home to us at the age of.... 2 1/2 and let me just say- we are now moving
forward! Can I hear an Amen?! And in celebration, below is one of my favorite poems. I had this from when my big kids were younger and found it the other day in a drawer. Enjoy!
When you thought I wasn't looking, you hung my first painting on the refrigerator and I wanted to paint another When you thought I wasn't looking you fed a stray cat, and I thought it was good to be kind to animals. When you thought I wasn't looking you baked a birthday cake just for me, and I knew that little things were special things. When you thought I wasn't looking you said a prayer, and I believed there was a God that I could always talk to. When you thought I wasn't looking you kissed me good-night, and I felt loved. When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt-but that it's okay to cry. When you thought I wasn't looking you smiled, and it make me want to look that pretty, too. When you thought I wasn't looking you cared, and I wanted to be everything I could be. When you thought I wasn't looking-I looked.... and wanted to say thanks for all those things you did when you thought I wasn't looking. ~Mary Rita Schilke Korzan