Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the official first day of school for the kids. They did awesome. The oldest went along just fine, the middle one went in all smiles (his best friend is in his room this year) and The Queen went in surprsingly well. She totally shocked me. Once she learned what summer break was all about she decided she liked it and didn't want to go back to school. When she visited on Tuesday she went in all pouty. But today she went in with no qualms. She wasn't clingy. No tears. Was just so natural. I think the biggest trauma was back in Dec/Jan. when her whole world was turned upside down. For her this was a piece of cake. Plus it helped that she loves this teacher and that she had a lot of her friends in her class. Now praying the school year goes well.

We have been teaching her about God and Jesus. That Jesus lives in our hearts if you have confessed him as Lord, invited him in to your life, and confess your sins daily. The Queen really grasp more of that we can hardly believe. We have also been working on creation and how God created the universe. Well something quite comical happened this week. On Tuesday I went back to work and grandma had the kids. While they out and about, The Queen had to potty so her brother took her and stayed outside the door. When done she came out running and crying/screaming. So that night we were discussing the event and her other brother explained that she shouldn't be scared because God is with her, He is everywhere. To which quickly covered her body with her hands and scrunched her face at the thought of God seeing her go potty and that he could see her peeku (Chinese for bottom). Enough said, we fell out laughing and she had no idea why.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Changsha Revisted

Here is one of my favorite pics from Changsha, the capitol of Hunan. That is The Queen's province. This is Changsha Park and is was huge, I forget how many acres like a hundred or some big number. We couldn't even walk through it all. As we were strolling through we found this beautiful bridge, just like out of pictures of China. So I had to walk across it, but The Queen wasn't budging. She was so frightened of water other than the tub. She was not going across that thing, and it can look scary if you are afraid of water because there was no sides, but when we got to another bridge, she wasn't budging either and it was big and had a high railing on it. So I talked with the guide, Mamie, and told her to please let her know we would never let any harm come to her. I don't know what she said to her, but the Queen took my hand and walked across all bridges and even fed some fish without any concerns. And she has trusted us ever since.

And now she swims like a fish and this past week she started jumping off from the side of the pool and doing flips into the pool. I was stunned. This is something she started all on her own. We are amazed at how far she has come. How well she fits in with our lifestyle. And how much she trust us.

About Me

I am a pastor's wife and the mother of 3 active children. Two boys and a daughter from China. We live on the East Coast and enjoy the beach.