Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lilah and Zoe


She really is this sweet! Her english continues to come along, she says a few full sentences out of the blue now. Her favorite is "Lilah hurt me."


Her tantrums are lessening, as she realizes that they get her no where and as she understands what we are saying more and more.


She is learning to pray daily and can almost say her entire night time prayer on her own.


She is still a complete little goof ball. She is such a happy child and runs around laughing and full of joy.


She hasn't really attached to anything, other than us... but I guess that is okay! She is super attached to me (and me to her!) and she showers me with constant kisses and hugs.


They really do get along very well, most of the time. Like typical siblings do. One is still very passive and one is still somewhat aggressive at times, one likes to get the other into trouble by annoying her, and the other one pushes back when needed. That is how it works in our house anyway.


One is very affectionate and the other one loves receiving affection.


This one has adjusted to all the changes really well. She is still having far more issues than her sister is, even though she has improved by leaps and bounds in many ways. These issues stemming from her adoption in general, but that is a whole different post and I am not ready to go there yet.


We are working on some big stuff right now, trying to figure out what will work and how to make things work better. It is all day by day and we are regressing her in some areas once again.


We have faith that God will show us how to help her heal from past traumas and how to grow into the amazing little person that He intended her to become.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." -- Ephesians 3:20


Denise said...

As always, the pictures of your girls are beautiful.
Praying for wisdom for you with Lilah, and rejoicing with you that Zoe is doing so well. It just confirms again that you simply cannot predict which child will have issues to conquer and which one will just go with the flow.

Beth said...

Those are all stunning (pretty soon I will have to find a thesaurus as I'm running out of ways to say how great every shot is) My fave is the Zoe praying one. So soft. Prayers for Miss Lilah as she continues her journey.

Kennedy and Jaida's mom said...

Those pictures are just precious! the one of Zoe praying is my favorite!

I can relate to so much of what you are saying, having virtual twins myself. It's a journey, and after two years, I think our girls have a very typical sister relationship...the best of friends and the worst of enemies, depending on the day!!

Hope Lilah overcomes her struggles. Praying for her.

the meaklims said...

Maybe God gave Lilah this sister, Zoe, to help her see life from a different perspective, and maybe to help her through life. You just never know.

Praying for little Lilah. It is so obvious from your pictures that she is a very deep girl.


Monica said...

Lovin' your sweet girlies! Wonderful photos. Thinking of you as you guide Lilah through her struggles and continue to transition Zoe.

Danae said...

Lifting up little Lilah in my prayers.

The Denis Family said...

They are sweet! I will continue to pray for lilah and you all!

Keep your eyes on God and he will provide all the answers you need


Monica said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos. My favourite is the one of Zoe praying. Her posture is so earnest - it's just the sweetest thing.

Prayers for Lilah, Tim and yourself. Hang in there, my friend!

The Drinkwaters said...

I'm so happy that Lilah has you for for a mother. I know you and Tim will work hard to help heal her heart.

Glad to hear that everything is moving along smoothly for Zoe. I hope she continues to grow and thrive in your beautiful family.

Marie said...

There are no words to describe the pictures...PRECIOUS! Love the one of Zoe praying and Zoe kissing Lilah. Malia is also struggling, now more than ever. Praying!

Canada to China and back! said...

Sweetness pure sweetness! I love all of the pics of the girls. Its wonderful to hear that your Zoe girl is doing so well!

Lifting you and Miss Lilah up in prayer!


Bonnie Brentnall said...

Lilah and Zoe are so precious. Please keep us posted. Thinking of you.

Ellie said...

precious photos! I love the softness in these - and how sweet is that photo of Zoe praying?!