On July 16th, we walked into the Child Welfare office and first laid eyes on our daughter. Exactly nine months later on April 16th, we walked into her elementary school to register her for Kindergarten.
She is so excited and we are excited for her. She is ready to go. The emotions ran high in my heart on Tuesday as I thought back to all the past nine months have held for us together. I stand amazed at the work God has done in my daughter's life. When we traveled to China, we didn't know if Elie would ever be able to attend school much less be in a regular classroom.
This September she will attend language classes at her elementary school in the morning and then she will be a student in one of the Kindergarten classes in the afternoon. She is progressing so quickly that she is blowing through her IEP goals at her preschool. We know there is still a long road ahead, but are stopping for just a moment to celebrate the huge mountain we have already climbed.