“I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God- it changes me.”
― C. S. Lewis
― C. S. Lewis
I believe in the sun even when it's not shining. I believe in love even when I don't feel it. And I believe in God even when He is silent. (quote found on the wall of a concentration camp)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Our Special Time
Tonight was Anna's special time to go out with me. We do this once a month with each of our girlies.
She was so excited to go, and as soon as we got into the van, the chatting began! In full, earnest swing, she chatted about everything from her favorite book, to where we were going to have dinner. :)
We picked a place we had never been to before. "Glorias". It is a Salvadorian restaurant and was quite good! We had an appetizer plate and shared it. The Fried Bananas were really delicious!
I was just sitting there admiring my daughter. She has changed so much from the baby 5 year old, full of rage, that we adopted 61/2 years ago. She was full of life and grins and the energy of a pre-teen with all the adorable expressions and phrases and animated hand motions. I fell in love with her all over again.
As we were deep in conversation, she mentioned the neighbor boy that moved away in the middle of the night. He didn't know he was moving, and had expressed how much he didn't like moving so much. His family was troubled. :( She expressed concern for him and at how sad his life was. Then, she stated, that he had thought about what it would be like to have to choose between living with a mother or a father. She said, "Mama, I couldn't choose like that!"
She said, "I would want you, because you are so fun. But I would also want daddy becasue he lets me be more "daring" than you do!" LOL
I said to her, that is why it is great to have a mom and a dad. We can balance each other out!
I reassured her that she would not have to choose between us. :)
She looked at me and said, "Mama, I'm happy!"
I know she is. I am happy too. I am happy that she has come so Very,VERY far. I am happy that she seem so settled and comfortable in her own skin. And I am happy that she is our wonderful, sweet, tweeny daughter. :)