Friday, May 14, 2010

Mirrors...

Our dd Sarah really likes to look at herself in the mirror. I mean she really likes to look at herself in the mirror. At first it was cute, then it was a little unusual, a little over done. I shrugged it off and redirected her.

I may be a little slow but yesterday I asked about mirrors in China. I'm not quite sure why it took me so long to ask her but FYI there are NO mirrors in the orphanage.

She is incredible at doing hair- hers or anyone else's! I asked her "How could you fix your hair without a mirror?" We just looked in something shiny, the clean part of a window or whatever. Can you imagine not looking at yourself in the mirror for the first 8.5 years of your life?? Honestly, I can't...

Humbled- yes...

Sweatheart, look in the mirror all you want- you are a beautiful child of God!

17 comments:

Sue said...

yes, all of your children are beautiful. I will have to keep this in the back of my brain for when we bring Erin home. Thank for this insight.

Lori said...

Bless her heart!! I love that she's great at doing hair...under any condition!

Oh and I'm thinking that after 40-something, looking at yourself in a toaster might be a little less depressing than seeing the real deal.

David and Sarah said...

Oh sweet girl. She is a beauty. That's for sure.

Blessings,
Sarah

Sophie said...

What a blessing that girl is, she's so pretty too. It's sad to hear she didn't have a mirror to see her pretty face.

Angie said...

No mirrors? Isn't it amazing what we take for granted. No wonder she likes to look into the mirrors...she can truly see the beautiful girl she is!

Pam said...

Oh yes, beautiful she is!!!!!

Serving the King said...

Wow Jean! It's amazing the things that just never occur to us! I would have never, ever thought of that. Ahhh, never a dull moment in adoption!

Shonni said...

I never thought about the mirror thing.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Wow things we just take for granted. So excited your wait is almost over.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Amazing what we don't realize we don't know... I never would have thought of that either. And your sweetie is so beautiful, too.

Adeye said...

Amen and amen---you are a BEAUTIFUL child of the risen King!!!!

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kristin said...

I left a comment on another of your blogs before I realized you had several blogs. What a beautiful family you have. Your older Chinese daughter's pictures remind me quite a lot of my oldest daughter.

connie said...

A beautiful child of God, indeed! Hopefully your beautiful girl can see herself as the Father sees her, with or without a mirror. Very humbling. Thank you for sharing.

Suzy said...

My daughter came home at 11 months, and she loves to look in the mirror, too. In her case, I suspect there may be a bit of vanity at work ; )

BTW, I came from No Hands But Ours, and I see that you sponsor Sarah, too! Are you the one who named her?

Melanie said...

That sounds just like my oldest dd from China. I could have thought you were describing her. She loves to pose in the mirror, make monkey faces, pretty faces, smile at herself, ect... I just thought she was learning to love herself and encouraged her to help her self-esteem. Never thought of the fact that she may not have had a mirror at her orphanage. I will ask her but I would bet that is exactly the case.
BTW...your daughter is beautiful as well as your family!

Wife of the Pres. said...

I figured this out not too long after our DD came home at 3 years old. She is still obsessed with mirrors too! LOVE IT! She also is so grateful, and wants to make EVERYONE a thank you card for everything, even used clothes from neighbors. They have big hearts, don't they!

BTW, we have same article 5 date and are waiting to bring home two sons, 10 and 5. Maybe we'll see you in China!

Thanks for sharing. She is beautiful! Love her pigtails!