First Beach Trip!

On : 30 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

Jian and I have been planning to take Daniel to the beach for his birthday weekend for about a month, and she has been very excited.  When she first saw a picture of the beach, she said, “Big yo yong!”  (Yo yong means swim.)  She is not a very good secret-keeper, though.  I explained to […]

Fascinated with Christmas

On : 19 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

The new thing that has come about this past week is that Jian is completely obsessed with Christmas.  She has been asking a million questions about Christmas and Santa Claus.  She does not know his name, so she refers to him as “Red.”  As usual, she has thought out every detail.  She asked if he […]

She caught me off guard

On : 19 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

I was not prepared for the question that came to me last night.  In my mind, months ago, I knew these questions would begin.  But it is so easy to let your guard down when things appear to be going well, and forget to keep yourself in her shoes, looking through her eyes at all […]

She’s a trooper!

On : 5 September, 2013 | Category : Jian is home!

We are slowly making progress with Jian being comfortable wearing the brace on her foot.  She keeps saying that she is scared that people will laugh at her.  The brace is very small, and her sock covers it up, but we are trying not to downplay her anxieties about it.  Any time she will put it […]