Her American name is Annie (at least that is what she had put in her letter about herself). So when I speak of Annie in posts you will know who I am talking about. We are so excited to have this opportunity to be Annie’s host family for the next school year.
Although it is going to be a more work and expense, I believe the rewords both for Her and for us will quickly out pace any extra work it will bring. Lori & I always learn to adjust to what ever life give us. Annie will be spending the hole school year with us, she will arrive some time in early August so we can get her setup with classes at school.
We are not expecting a referral from China before the end of the school year next year. So Annie is going to be using Norah’s room wile she is with us, Hope she likes pink.
If she doesn’t we will get her some posters.
Right now I am getting things together for her room Bed and beding, night stand desk ect. Lori and I have been preparing for a baby girl for that last year and now we are going to have another teenager in the house and a girl at that. I don’t have a clue as to the workings of the mind of a 16 year old girl. I was going to “learn as you go,” as Norah got older. Maybe there’s a crash Corse on parenting teen girls, I can take in the next 6 weeks to get ready. I will have to look at Barns & Noble for one.
We look forward to the cultural exchange that will come take place between Annie and our family. To be able make her a part of our family for the time she is here, to be able to see the world through her eyes. Watch as she tries thing for the first time.
We look forward to celebrating holidays and traditions form both sides of the world with her. I know this is a huge responsibility to under take to both physically and mentally care for , guide, and protect someone else’s child for a year.This next year may not always be easy but it will be interesting.