Monday, January 05, 2009

It Isn't Easy Having Your World Turned Upside Down

Most of the time Zene is loud, full of energy, and seems to have and endless supply of giggles. But there are also moments that are just hard. The other day the weight of everything that has happened seemed to catch up with her and she got really quiet and sad. She wrapped herself up in a scarf and curled up on the couch. She didn´t want anyone to hold her or talk to her, and retreated under the scarf if anyone tried. She clearly wanted some space, but not too much space because she picked a spot near where my Mom was sitting.




She stayed like that for awhile and then she sat up, took a deep breath, put a smile back on her face, and ran off to play.

She's three years old.

What a brave little girl.

6 comments:

Maia said...

Absolutely brave! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

I wonder what is going on in her head right now, it must all be very overwhelming for her. Thankfully your family has been through similar transitions and are better prepared than most people to provide her with the love, support and courage that she needs during such confusing times.

Andrea said...

Sweet girl! She's been through a lot huh?! Bless her heart!

Amy said...

Precious little girl. So glad she is in such a wonderful family now. Amy

cathy said...

Zinabu had a fairly good adjustment when he came to live with us, but there were a few times that he would "check out"--that's the best way I can describe it. He wouldn't want anyone to touch him or talk to him, and he'd stare at the wall. I hated to see it, but he bounced back and felt better afterward. I'm so glad she's doing well and using coping mechanisms that work for her. That's a good thing! We will keep praying.

momteacherfriend said...

Sweet girl!