When we first heard of her, she was 3 1/2 and no one would adopt her because she did not speak. She weighed only 19 pounds and wore the clothes of an 18 month old. Her birth circumstances were awesome, she was very preemie and had numerous complications, among them pnuemonia. She was fed with a tube and had to have a complete blood transfusion. All this in the equivalent of a third world society. Her birthmother went AWOL at the hospital after coming in bleeding heavily and delivering this girl. Our pediatrician says it is a miracle that this child survived what she did and especially where she did.
I want to tell you that she is now 7 and a pure delight. She speaks wonderfully, has a great vocabulary, and is doing some early reading. She is doing first grade math. Nothing will stop this child from getting to where she wants to go. She is a dedicated Christian and a favorite of her churchschool teachers. Yesterday I watched her chase one of our goats around the yard, who weighs about 200 pounds, and finally get it back into the pen.
I can never thank God enough for this lovely, delightful, funny, and loving daughter.