What follows below are in my opinion a remarkable series of photos showing how far Lemondrop has come in the 18 months she has been with us; how comfortable and confident she has become in her new life.
Lemondrop has on a number of occasions impressed us with her memory; not just regarding events that have happened since we have brought her home but also even before then; when she was still living in an orphanage.
For example, for Halloween last year, Sue and I decided on getting Lemondrop a Snow White costume for Trick or Treating. We chose that particular character because of one of the first photos we got of her which was in the referral file from the adoption agency.
Much to our surprise this child who never resisted wearing anything that Sue bought for her, who loves dresses and and all kinds of girly stuff, absolutely refused to wear the Snow White dress.
It wasn’t until some time later when we understood why she was so vehemently against that dress and that happened while we were watching videos on YouTube of parades at Disney World. In one of the videos Lemondrop spotted and pointed out Snow White and then said “Lilah Snow White too!…. Lilah Sad”.
She remembered the dress she was given to wear back when she was about a year old & this photo was taken at the orphanage……
Fast forward to just two days ago; Lemondrop and her mom were straightening out her bedroom and she see’s the Snow White dress hanging in her closet. Sue asked her if she wanted to wear it and Lemondrop said something like:’I dont know. I don’t know if I be happy; maybe I be cranky’. But she did put it on.
And I think that she is okay with it now……
Have a MAGICAL Day!!