An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.
And so we continue to get to know one another again. Esther continues to speed along with her English while Pearl is taking a little longer. They are both going to school and love it immensely. We feel like a family although not speaking the same language takes it's toll on me sometimes. A couple of weeks ago we met with a woman at the school who is originally from China and speaks Mandarin. It slightly broke my heart to see how much Pearl lit up and started jabbering away. She is still not as talkative with me though more and more we see little glimpses of her light.
It is getting so warm here and since our sweet little house doesn't have air conditioning we are spending a lot of evenings our in the yard eating dinner. Last night was lovely as we picnicked under the cherry tree and were surrounded by the sweetness of the lilacs and other fragrant flowers. I love it here in spring and for the first time in the girl's life they get to experience the beauty of the seasons. Something that was so hard to do in the big cities they came from.
I am so grateful to be a mother to my six children- even though the car is like a traveling circus and my days are jam packed. The joy I find in my sweet ones is immeasurable. I am so grateful that the Lord helped me to remember that I had more than the four I bore. Our lives would have been so incomplete without Pearl and Esther.
|Homemade go-cart by Elijah - it doesn't look like much...and it isn't. But the kids love it.|
|Here is one of those glimpses into Pearl's adorableness.|
|I am sure that Esther had no idea how beautiful she is before she came here. She is still so surprised to hear us tell her about it but boy is she ever.|
|The Cherry tree.|