I could make a stack of albums titled, “Kalkidan’s Cute Moments.” As you know, there were plenty of hard moments, but we didn’t take pictures of those. We aren’t rewriting history, we’re just savoring the precious, joyful times with her. Her smile was amazing.
These dress-up pictures are from January 2008. Kalkidan had been our daughter for one year and had been home from Ethiopia for eight months.
There are lots of tears at our house, mostly each night; bedtime is hard for all of us. Little Man’s behavior was horrible yesterday and I have to wonder how much of it is grief over his sister and fear/frustration that I’m unable to take care of him. I need to educate myself on children and grief – if only my brain could concentrate long enough to read a book.
Thank you, friends, for your continued prayers for our family. Some days are better than others – today is not so wonderful. Thankfully the sun is shining.