Feb 14, 2012

What's In A Name?

      For Christmas we gave Chloe an apron with her name on it and I was reminded just how little things can make a huge impact to an adoptive child.  To have a toy with her name on it, gave Chloe tangible evidence of  her permanence in our family.  Even though we tell her over and over again, "we will be your mommy and daddy when you are 100 years old" (4 year old terms), there is something different about showing her she belongs with something she can see with her eyes.  Chloe, because of her skin, her eyes, her hair, is reminded of her past abandonment and differences daily.  I can do simple things, like getting her name embroidered on an apron, to reassure her that she now has a place to belong.