Friday, June 15, 2012

4 Month Reflections

Yesterday, we celebrated 4 months as a family of 6. Time is going by so fast and I can't believe how far we have come in this amount of time. In some ways, life has a familiar rhythm and a routine to it now, even though Kofi and Agyeiwaa (or princess Joy as she now prefers) are learning so many new things.

Memorial Day weekend, they learned about parades. Kofi thought it was amazing that people would just throw candy at them and it was free!! "America is so crazy!" he said with his adorable accent.
 waiting for the parade to start

my little miss America

Kofi made our local U9 travel soccer team alongside his brother Jake. He is 2 years too young to technically qualify (Jake is 1 year too young), but both boys rocked the tryouts. Kofi is a natural, but needs to learn the rules and playing in a team will be great for him. Jake is a skillful player as well and will be a great role model for Kofi. So proud of these brothers!!

One thing I am especially glad is that our friends and family are finally seeing our children's wonderful personalities. Agyeiwaa used to be so shy around anyone but us. She has such a wonderful spunky, fun loving side to her that she is now able to share with everyone. She is making friends in the neighborhood and I can see that she will be ready for preschool in the fall. Kofi is a social butterfly, but initially he wasn't himself either. There was a sense that everyone had to like him, so his affections and boundaries "went overboard". Now he is so comfortable being himself and knowing his wonderful personality is enough. 

4 months is a great place to be. People around me know how much "heart work" happens in our house every day. Some days I am exhausted from the things we do, but I want to say that our children (all 4) are the true champions in our family. The way that they embrace our new life, the way they lovingly care for each other (in the midst of the bickering and normal sibling stuff) and how they are truly allowing for healing to take place. Wow, they inspire me!

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