Sunday, August 10, 2014

More summer

  • We spent a day with our friends from Burji who were adopted at the same time as A and D. How I love and value this family. This time I noticed some little similarities between A and their older boy: they both drop ending consonants when they speak; they both cradle the younger ones' heads when their picture is taken. Funny how these things I thought were unique to my child might turn out to be culturally based. 
  • I marked my own 30-year anniversary of moving to the United States. This is the defining event of my life. It led to a 20-year identity crisis, moving to Africa, and eventually, circuitously, to my children. I wonder if my children's move to the U.S. is destined to be the defining event of their lives.

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