A whole, entire year.
I looked back and reread few of my favorite posts from our China trip, because it’s honestly hard for me to believe it’s been that long since…
Getting to know a bit about Tallula.
Taking pictures of Tallula in her Chinese silks on Shamian Island.
And finally, on April 19th, arriving home with Tallula.
I reread all I wrote describing her personality, likes and dislikes, and my general impressions about our newest little blessing.
Turns out, I was right on. One thing about Tallula – she’s completely transparent.
And certainly the most smiley in this household – which is really wonderful, especially first thing in the morning.
She is forgiving… so amazingly forgiving. She might be upset with you for a moment, but by the time you’ve turned around she’s hugging your leg.
I’ve got some things to learn from this girl.
She is smart. She loves to sing songs (note: still singing Frosty the snowman when it’s 84 degrees out is not so much fun), loves to ‘read’ books, and loves to get up into everyone’s business.
And loves to tattle on her big sisters. Which might or might not be so smart.
She is loud. True, Tallula is incredibly happy-go-lucky. But when she’s not, everyone knows about it. Everyone within a few block’s radius.
This is when I am especially grateful for her forgiving spirit. Her outbursts never last long.
She is naughty. The above mentioned *loud* quality surfaces mostly when being told no to something. She is especially fond of putting things – any thing – in her mouth. Crayons, ear buds, nerf darts, bouncy balls, small rocks. You would not believe.
But I know it now.
Thank you, Lord, for bringing this little caboose into our family. We didn’t know it at the time, but we needed her as much as she needed us.