Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Two Year Milestone

On March 9th Norah had been with us for two whole years!
In just two short years she has:
* Had to leave behind EVERYTHING she knew.
* Go through the culture shock of a new place.
* Get a whole new family for at least the 3rd time in her short life.
* Learn a new language. (Sign).
* Get two cochlear implants.
* Start learning to speak.
* See enough specialists to choke a horse.
and so on and so on......
Through all of this she has been, for the most part a REALLY happy little girl.
She still does not stop. She goes from dawn till she face plants late at night. She is starting to speak some of her limited oral vocabulary very clearly. Her signing has surpassed mine. She is slowly becoming a Daddy's girl. She loves her brother, Nana and Popi. Her favorite food is anything sweet, mashed potatoes run a close second followed by vanilla yogurt. She has also developed a wicked sense of humor and loves to tease us and make jokes and tell us that we are "funny".
I really can't remember what life without her was like anymore. Don't think I want to either.
We also want to remember that our good fortune of having Norah in our family is only possible because someone had to give her up. Norah also had to go through some very traumatic years pretty much on her own. We have so many questions that we want to ask her about her life before us. I only hope that when and if she is willing to share that with us that she will find some comfort in having landed in our little circus of a family.


Sandra said...

Aw, happy day to you all!

j-chin said...

Congratulations Glen and Lori, you both did a fantastic job with Norah for the past two years. For years to come, I'm sure you and your family are going to continue the wonderful job of bringing up Norah with love, care and patience. I pray that Norah will grow into a beautiful and wise woman. God bless~

Karen said...

It certainly is bitter-sweet that someone had to give her up so that she could become your daughter and that she spent so much time without her forever family. We feel the same way about Peyton and could not be happier for you! She seems to be the perfect fit. God knows what he's doing!