Friday, March 30, 2012

A look back

It started with an unassuming comment.

The older kids had been admiring the bald head of a 5 month old.

"You were bald too when you were that age." I told them.

Almost immediately, Suhn asked if she was bald when she was a baby. Then she wanted to see her baby pictures.

For many adopted children, this can be a hard question. Baby pictures can be few or almost non-existent. But thanks to the amazing women at Angel House who loved on Suhn and took many, many pictures until we could bring her home, we have close to 100 pictures of Suhn as a baby.

So we sat, the two of us, and looked at the pictures one by one, exclaiming over how cute she was when she was little. She smiled and giggled and asked where we were. So we talked about adoption and how babies find their families in different ways.

It was one of many moments to come. Processing her journey together. Looking back at where she had been and giving thanks for where she is now. In this moment. Home.


leah said...

that is just precious!

smw said...

it is SO wonderful that you have so many pictures!!! it's also weird to think that she forgets. of course she does, but doesn't it seem like it all just happened? so weird that you're explaining already!

Marla said...

Love this!

Jon y Amy said...

Wow. Praise God for pictures! Sounds like such a productive conversation. We talk about adoption a lot but I don't think they get it at maybe my girls think everyone is adopted? Thanks for sharing, it's encouraging.

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

I'm so thankful Suhn has those baby pics, and for you guys to get a glimpse of her cute baby stages!

Mom said...

Bring tears as I think of our precious Suhn and how much joy she has brought to our lives!

Grandpa and Grandma K.

Our Journey to Grace and Olivia said...

wow - amazing! Suhn is one smart cookie to be processing this already!