Friday, January 22, 2010

An unexpected Milestone

I'm not sure what made me think of it, but I was figuring out how long Sumana has been here and how long she lived in India. Surprise, Surprise! As of last week, Sumana has been in the US longer than she was in India. That really snuck up on me! She lived almost 5 years and 7 months in India. She has been a part of our family for just over 5 years and 7 months!

She has such a hard time remembering things about India. I find she now retells stories that I have told or makes up stories to go with pictures we have from India. It's really pretty sad. To me, it seems like just a short while ago, but to her it's been the equivalent of her whole lifetime. No wonder things a foggy to her!

Well, it is rewarding to see how far she's come. She didn't speak English and didn't even walk when she joined our family. Now look at her! Just flipping through this blog is a testament to her spirit and love of life. What a blessing she to us!


  1. Wow! What a milestone! My kids do the same thing with the stories - memories get mixed up with photos and stories. That's not all bad. There are probably some things that were better left in India (and for mine in Russia). AND she now has a family! The Lord can take all her past and weave it into a VERY special ministry that only she can have! THAT is exciting!!! :)

  2. Hard to believe it was that long ago