Monday, May 16, 2011
First Sentence in English
It came at the zoo last Saturday. We didn't actually go into the zoo, but played on the little carnival rides at the gate and rode the little train they have. When we got onto the train, my little girl said her first full sentence in English, clear as a bell:
"Mama, take a picture!"
As I typed this, I realized what's so amazing about watching my daughter right now. Imagine the miracle of a newborn baby growing up, learning to roll over, crawl, get teeth, stand, walk, talk, etc...
Now imagine watching development like that take place at warp speed where you can see it occurring every single day. The milestones are a little different, though: learning to speak English, learning the alphabet, mastering the use of a fork and knife, improving physically in strength and other areas, in our case, in foot flexibility (more on that later). There are so many little things that happen that light up my day. Today, at church, I was talking to the bishop and Jie Jie asked to use a piece of paper from a legal pad and the bishop's really nice pen. She then proceeded to "write" on every single line as though writing in cursive, beginning with her name in proper printing that I'd taught her. Afterward, as I carried her out to the car, she began to "read" it in Chinese to me. It seemed to be a letter to her caregiver in China and seemed to be full of happy things.