Yesterday was Sophie’s day for show-and-tell.
I expected her to run down the stairs clutching a favorite bear.
Or a new toy.
Instead she came down asking if she could bring something from her “China box”.
She loves to go through her box and ask questions. Sometimes she wants to look at her photo album from China. And sometimes she just wants to hold onto one special thing that reminds her of China.
I had printed out and laminated pictures of her and her nanny, as well as pictures of everyone in our family, put them on a sink chain and included them in one of her care packages.
What I didn’t know was how it would soothe her. How it would help her feel connected to the person holding her in those pictures, almost four years later.
And she remembers how much she did, and still very much does, love her.
She is very proud to be Chinese.
*left unsaid: “…you big dummy!”*
Happy four years together my precious girl. How I love you.