Do you know what this is???
It is a shadow puppet of a dog, and a darn good one. Lizzie decided in the car one day that she was going to make shadow puppets. So - she - did!
What frustrated her the most? Not that she has missing fingers or fingers that aren't quite long enough or fingers that are still "stuck" together, no!! It was that the sun wouldn't cooperate!! It kept changing direction (totally Mom's fault because I was driving, don'tcha know) and screwing with her "canvas"!! I just LOVE this girl!!
Oh and did I happen to mention that last Saturday our little Soccer star made her first goal - during her first game!!!
Her shin guards come up high enough to qualify as tights and her tiny cleats (the smallest we could find) are still way too big for her precious little feet (I had to stuff a ripped up cloth diaper in the toes to make them fit), but that didn't stop our littlest soccer star!!
She ruled the field that day and as soon as she made that goal, do you know what she did????
My sweet girl turned to make sure Momma was cheering and then she ran across that field as fast as those little legs would go, arms outstretched with the biggest smile on her beautiful face - right into her Momma's outstretched arms!!
I think I have told just about everybody about that goal and Lizzie? Well, if you ask Lizzie she will proudly tell you that she made a "goalie!" Hehe!! No matter how you say it sweet girl, you are amazing and I am so incredibly proud to be your Momma!!
In China you were labeled as "special needs". Ha!!
Special, heck yeah but "needs?" I don't think so!
The only thing you "needed" was the love of a family, of our family and I feel so blessed to have been able to witness your remarkableness. Your "need" was to be taken from that orphanage and to be told that you could do whatever you put your very determined mind to and that you were "special" but not in the way that was your "label." You are special because you are Lizzie, our Lizzie, God's Lizzie and I thank Him everyday for this beautiful journey that I share with you, my amazing daughter!